Mattel Consumer Products Placement UK in Kingdom Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Company

THIS IS A YEAR-LONG PLACEMENT, DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS IN THEIR SECOND YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A YEAR IN INDUSTRY AS PART OF THEIR DEGREE COURSE.

At Mattel, our vision isInspiring the Wonder of Childhood. We strive to achieve this vision primarily through our creative and enthusiastic employees whoDARE to be innovative, andTHRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment. Mattel is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping themGROW with a host of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities. And by promoting a culture ofBALANCE that emphasizes working passionately and taking time to play often, we are proud of how our employeesLEAD by example in all that they do!

Job Description

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Half Day Fridays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Casual dress code
  • Great discount on Toys!

Background/Job Purpose:

Brand licensing is an exciting, fast paced industry where there’s always something new to get stuck in to. Simply put, brand licensing allows companies to ‘rent’ our well-known brands and use it on their products, connecting our powerful brands to in-demand products such as clothing, home furnishings, sporting goods and much, much more. Imagine seeing Barbie clothing in Missguided or a flying Hot Wheels car – we make that happen! The beauty of licensing at Mattel is we get to work across not one, but all Mattel and HiT brands meaning variety and high profile brands are our everyday. We get to follow our licensed products from the design stage right through to them being placed on the shelf, meaning we get real ownership and input of the products we proudly produce.

Main Tasks: Brand Magazine and Social Media Management

  • Responsible for coordination of the magazine advert and competition schedule for Barbie, Thomas & Fireman Sam
  • Forward plan & book in licensee slots for the magazine & social sites. Coordinate artwork approvals ahead of deadline + order and distribute competition prizes Project Support

  • Project admin across the region (tracking, chasing deadlines, updates, reminders to managers and team) Event Organisation Support (Trade Fairs, Consumer Shows, Partner Days, Summits)

  • Coordination of all aspects including organising venue, inviting licensees, dressing venues, organising samples, transport, product displays and sales materials

Rights Logic**

  • Support Category Managers in uploading and amending licensee deals onto our internal system, Rights Logic General Team Support

  • Sample coordination for PR and Marketing initiatives

  • Liaison with licensees to gather specific category information for presentations and databases

Experience, Education & Skills

Competencies:

  • Microsoft Office: Advanced Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Excellent telephone manner and typing skills.
  • Time management skills
  • Must be able to prioritise
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Proactive, flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Able to prioritise work with good organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an excellent telephone manner
  • Self-sufficient and able to work under pressure

**TO APPLY:

Apply via our websitewww.mattel.com/careers with your CV and Covering Letter - include a short paragraph in your Covering Letter on why you believe you would be a great fit for Mattel + our company culture!**

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About Us

ABOUT US Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us at www.mattel.com/careers, www.facebook.com/MattelCareers or www.twitter.com/mattelrecruiter.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

F/M/Disability/Vet

Posting Title: Consumer Products Placement UK

Requisition Number: 172426

Location: United Kingdom - Maidenhead

Zip Code: SL6 4UB

Job Category: Licensing