Sr Project Mgmt Associate - PD

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 12/1/2016

Mattel/Global Brands Team El Segundo, CA

El Segundo, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
Sr. Project Management Associate

The Project/Sr. Project Management Associate will be required to manage projects from concept start to production while collaborating with designers, engineers, marketing teams, planners, and others throughout the process. The Barbie Product Development team is a cohesive team of talented and knowledgeable individuals seeking a team member with equally strong project management and technical skills. Here is an opportunity to work with some of finest designers and engineers in the toy industry!

Your Impact:

' Manage multiple projects while maintaining cost and scheduling targets.
' Utilize engineering 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.
' Act as liaison between El Segundo teams and overseas locations throughout the product life cycle.


' Review concept sketches and provide technical and costing support for products in the preliminary design phase.
' Work with external development sources to engineer the toy.
' Manage project schedules and product costs, in addition to the overall Lifecycle management of the product in PLM.
' Support tool build, making engineering changes as required and supporting debug during tool fabrication and production piloting
' Work in a cross-functional team environment with Design, Packaging, Product Integrity, Planning, Cost Engineering, Model Shop, Electrical Engineering, Materials Lab, Sculpting, manufacturing plants, and offshore development sources.

Experience, Education & Skills

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor s degree or equivalent degree required
At least 3 years of project management experience
An understanding of engineering principles and practices, and the manufacturing processes required.
A knowledge of plastics and plastic part design
Proven ability to juggle multiple projects, make quick decisions and possess excellent problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor s degree in Engineering or similar
5-7 years of relevant project management experience
Experience or knowledge with Pro/ENGINEER and/or 3-D CAD drawings
Agile PLM experience
Knowledge of soft goods and sewing processes
Project management experience in consumer products
Experience working with overseas (mostly, Asian) locations is a plus


About Us
The Mattel family of companies (NASDAQ:MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie , the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels , Monster High , American Girl , Thomas & Friends and Fisher-Price brands, including Little People and Power Wheels , as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Magazine and is also ranked No. 2 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel s companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at, or

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer