• Full Time
  • El Segundo, CA
  • $120,000 USD / Year
  • July 7, 2024

Hot Wheels

CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.

We’re hiring an Associate Marketing Manager. This person will help deliver best-in-class global brand and marketing strategies that will create maximum value for these important franchises. Working alongside the Manager, Global Product Marketing and working closely with colleagues across the company, this person will primarily focus on product development, business strategy, and marketing asset creation.

What Your Impact Will Be:

Work in collaboration with the Marketing Manager to manage the product portfolio, developing business strategies, objectives and insights and managing the P&L.
Work closely with cross-functional partners (Design, Packaging, Product Development, etc.) to help develop the product line, focusing on proper Mix Management techniques throughout the portfolio, and ensuring alignment at all key milestones.
Own the day-to-day management of the product segment and act as point of contact for brand inquiries and dissemination of brand information.
Assist in gaining buy-in to global product strategies at all levels, as well as executional commitment from internal partners to activate across key markets and key lines of business.
Work closely with the Product Design, Packaging and Development teams to bring innovative and compelling toys to market on time and on budget backed by Consumer Insights.
Communicate regularly with regional teams and lines of business to ensure needs are being met.
Present regularly with confidence in front of large groups to drive brand strategy and products.
Monitor key trends, brands and competitors’ performance in all markets.
Lead global business reporting and analysis.
Work alongside the brand marketing team to contribute to the planning and execution of global brand building activities, development of global marketing tools and development of content with internal and external groups, all through a product-focused lens.
Work with other Mattel Global Brand teams to share plans and ‘best practices’ around the world.

What We’re Looking For:

2+ years relevant work experience with MBA or 5+ years without MBA
MBA preferred but not necessary with the right experience
Experience with company/product/marketing that is rooted in consumer trends
Innovative thinker- can think outside the box
Passionate about making a difference and cares about the global impact of their work
Thorough understanding of marketing mix and KPIs
Experience analyzing data and managing financials
Ability to synthesize data and pull insights to create recommendations
Strong skills presenting in front of large groups and a senior level audience
Highly organized, independent and detail oriented with strong follow up skills
Strong time management, planning and project execution skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build solid collaborative relationships
Strong PowerPoint creation and presentation skills, proficiency in Outlook, Word and Excel
Demonstrated a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves.
The annual base salary for this position is $120k.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Mattel we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

What It’s Like to Work Here:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

We collaborate: Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
We innovate: At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
We execute: We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.
Our Approach to Flexible Work:

We embrace a flexible work model designed to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where every employee can reach their full potential. Combining purposeful in-person collaboration with flexibility, our focus is to optimize performance and drive connection for moments that matter.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Mattel is recognized for the second year in a row as a Great Place to Work™ and as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2022.

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