Development Program Management Associate - I at Mattel, Inc.and Subsidiaries in El Segundo, California

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

Posting Title Development Program Management Associate - I

Requisition Number 210509
Location El Segundo, California

Zip Code 90245
Job Category Engineering

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 Opportunity:

The Project Management Associate will be required to help manage product development projects from concept through production, in collaboration with a worldwide, cross-functional team consisting of representatives from Design, Development, Marketing, Manufacturing, and others throughout the product design and development process. As a Project Management Associate, your responsibility will include some oversight of issues pertaining to product schedule, cost, product functionality, and quality.

What Your Impact Will Be:

  • Manage multiple projects of varying product types and complexities while maintaining cost, schedule and quality targets.

  • Utilize project management skills in a team environment to move concepts from ideation to successful transfer to offshore development.

  • Work closely with overseas development, tooling, and manufacturing to ensure successful project completion.

  • Develop, maintain and drive schedule execution of worldwide products.

  • Act as liaison between El Segundo teams and overseas locations throughout the product life cycle.

  • Review concept sketches and providing technical support for products in the preliminary design phase.

  • Manage project schedules and product costs.

  • Work in a team environment with Design, Packaging, Product Integrity, Marketing, Model Shop, Electrical Engineering, Materials Lab, Sculpting, manufacturing plants, and offshore development sources.

  • Develop cost estimates and provide cost /financial analyses for different types of products.

  • Analyze product design to effect maximum utilization of materials, methods and processes in order to meet target cost and quality specifications.

  • Guide Marketing into optimizing the content and features of products given the constraints of selling price and target margins.

  • Estimate tooling cost and capacity required to support product launch

What We're Looking For:

  • 1+ years of project management or equivalent experience

  • Hands on product development experience is a must

  • Must have proven ability to juggle multiple projects, make quick decisions and possess excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management experience, preferably in consumer products, is preferred

  • Knowledge of plastics and plastic part design is preferred.

  • Basic understanding of engineering principles and manufacturing processes is a plus.

  • Pro/ENGINEER, 3-D CAD training is helpful.

  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of large cross-functional groups and have an Executive presence.

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.

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.

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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.