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Senior Associate, Global Strategic Planning

El Segundo, California

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Posting Title Senior Associate, Global Strategic Planning Requisition Number 212154 Company Mattel HQ, Inc. Location El Segundo, California Address 333 Continental Blvd Zip Code 90245 Job Category Finance

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.

The Team:

The Global Strategic Planning team is a high-impact team that functions as an internal consulting group supporting Mattel’s Leadership Team. We are at the forefront of Mattel’s next chapter of growth.


The Opportunity: 

Mattel is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join the Global Strategic Planning team at our El Segundo, CA headquarters. Each member of this team plays a key role in shaping the future of Mattel and its franchise brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Uno and MEGA.

This position offers:

  • Access to Mattel’s C-Suite and Senior-level executives
  • Ownership in cross-organizational projects with exposure to marketing, sales, and finance teams
  • Projects spanning the consumer goods, entertainment, and tech industries
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Considerable work-life balance with hybrid work schedule, unlimited vacation, competitive 401K, and more

What Your Impact Will Be: 

  • Work closely with our Leadership teams to define critical strategic, operational, and business development priorities, including brand and franchise growth priorities, business model innovation, etc. over a mid-to-long term horizon
  • Create impactful analyses of Mattel’s operations, markets, and competitors, using this information to support the development of strategic plans and growth initiatives
  • Work with division / strategy leadership to execute strategic projects, including:
    • Forging initial hypotheses
    • Validating through data and analysis
    • Liaising with and influencing stakeholders
    • Developing roadmaps and resource plans for execution
  • Build thought leadership on the future state of adjacent industries (i.e., Digital Gaming and Metaverse) and their impact to Mattel
  • Lead content development for quarterly strategic updates to our Board of Directors
  • ·Build relationships across Mattel to support project execution and facilitate the flow of information

What We’re Looking For: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA / BS degree and strong GPA from a top-tier university
  • 4+ years of professional work experience in strategy, business operations, marketing strategy / brand management, or similar experience
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking through structuring complex problems, developing hypothesis, and leading analysis, and developing data-driven recommendations
  • Ability to take conclusions from data and communicate and present actionable insights to leadership and business executives
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional stakeholders
  • Self-starter with a proven willingness to go the extra mile to drive activities through completion
  • Agility to adapt to rapidly changing business needs
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or equivalent advanced degree
  • Consumer, Tech, and / or Entertainment industry experience
  • Top-tier management consulting, in-house strategy, private equity, and / or investment banking

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 Hybrid Work

We embrace a hybrid work model to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where everyone can deliver on our shared purpose and realize their full potential. Combining purposeful in-person collaboration with tech-enabled hybrid work, our focus is to provide flexibility while enabling collaboration 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.

Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

AA/EEO and Accessibility Commitment

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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