Sr Manager Data Science & Analytics (Supply Chain) at Mattel, Inc.and Subsidiaries in El Segundo, California

Posted in Management 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Posting Title Sr Manager Data Science & Analytics (Supply Chain)

Requisition Number 202103
Location El Segundo, California

Zip Code 90245
Job Category Research

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:

As the Sr Manager Supply Chain Analytics, you will grow and manage a high-performing team that works across the entire Supply Chain organization, providing the data and analytics needed to make the best decisions for the business. With an ambitious mission to establish automated analytics where Excel-based analysis is still a significant part of our processes, you will drive the overall roadmap for a team that will be leveraging not only data science but also storytelling and user research. You will ensure analytics and insights are actionable for cross-functional teams and be responsible for pushing the business forward on all fronts, supported by your deep understanding of our data and operations.

Responsibilities include managing the team, prioritizing initiatives to align with supply chain strategy, and securing a close relationship with IT to drive a single source of truth for all GSC. This role is also responsible for setting the performance metrics framework to measure analytics adoption and success, and for communicating with business partners.

This is a critical role tasked with defining and executing an analytics vision to support supply chain strategy. It requires staffing and management of a team with vastly different technical, supply chain, and business backgrounds.

The role demands a strong, well-versed leader with effective management and communication skills who can collaborate with and influence supply chain, business, and IT partners.

What Your Impact Will Be:

  • Focus on analytics, optimization, and process improvements within the Mattel Supply Chain to develop future supply chain strategies to meet customer and business demands

  • Identify opportunities in the current supply chain and develop new tools and processes to optimize for the future

  • Build scalable and increasingly complex supply chain analytics and processes to optimize with goals to deliver excellent customer experience while balancing operating cost

  • Grow & manage a team of high-performing analyst managers and analysts

  • Maintain a single source of truth for KPIs and operational data and provide front-line experiments and experiment roadmaps to drive new initiatives and optimizations

  • Drive cross-functional initiatives and package research findings and deliverables for senior leadership in a growth environment

  • Analyze complex business problems, operational scenarios, and related financial implications that enable leadership to make informed business decisions and drive operational excellence

  • Consult with internal customers and cross-functional business leaders to identify gaps/opportunities for process improvements, revenue growth, and cost savings

  • Collect business requirements and define operating metrics / KPIs

  • Provide timely and accurate reports, dashboards, KPIs, operational scorecards, and other leading indicators that report historical performance, as well as provide insight into future trends

  • Partner closely with internal stakeholders to drive new insights and product ideas into the supply chain lifecycle and hire a team of data scientists for analytics and user research

  • Take on the role of an organizational thought leader for how to best use data and research insights to guide decision-making

What We're Looking For:


  • Bachelor'sdegree in a relevant field, such as Supply Chain Management, Analytics, Computer Science, Applied Math, Engineering, Economics, or Business Administration.

  • 8+ years or more in operational supply chain positions (plan, source, make, deliver) or supply chain IT.

  • Three to five years in a manager-level role in a supply chain strategy group, COE or project management office (PMO).

  • 4+ years experience in leading, hiring, and managing a team.

  • Experience with data visualization tools/dashboard development (e.g., Google Data Studio, Tableau, etc.)

  • Thorough understanding of Master Data Management, Automated Data Quality

  • Strong background/experience with ETL, data mining, statistical analysis, data processing with large amounts of data.

  • Proficiency in data modeling best practices, and designing/building data pipelines

  • SQL query writing and experience implementing and working with data warehouses.

  • Experience leading or heavily participating in analytics projects or technology implementations.

  • Hands-on experience with R, Python, SQL, and relational databases. Experience with Snowflake is a plus.


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills: ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and take initiative. Ability to translate ideas and business requirements into business solutions

  • Proven leadership skills in managing and motivating both the core team and distributed resources, with a broad range of skill sets.

  • Proven ability to collaborate and influence various roles and profiles across business, IT, and enterprise analytics areas.

  • Talent for translating data into easy-to-understand, actionable insights.


  • Master's degree in Supply Chain Management, Analytics, Computer Science, Applied Math, Engineering, or Business Administration (MBA).

  • Continuing analytics education, training and/or certification through MOOCS and/or professional organizations.

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.