Mattel Consumer Products Licensing Placement Year in Kingdom Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Company

This is a 12-month Placement Year position open to students currently studying in the second year of their degree

Please attach your CV and Cover Letter to your application including a paragraph about why you want to work at Mattel

Mattel is a global, purpose-driven company that helps children learn and develop through play. By inspiring wonder in the next generation, Mattel is committed to shaping a brighter tomorrow, with play experiences that capture kids’ hearts, open their minds and unlock their potential through play. With worldwide net sales of more than $5.5B, a workforce in 40 countries, and products sold in over 150 nations, Mattel is a Fortune 500, multinational design, marketing and manufacturing powerhouse.

Job Description

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 and Accountabilities:

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
  • General office admin including filing, holiday planning, stationery
  • Update and maintain product decks with current product imagery and licensee information

Key Relationships:

Internal Working Relationships:

  • Main focus will be with Mattel Consumer Products team, with US/European teams, UK Mattel subsidiaries, Toy, Sales and Marketing teams.

External Working Relationships:

  • Communications with licensees, Advertising, Social and PR agencies.

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Experience, Education & Skills

Competencies:

Technical:

  • 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

Behavioural:

  • 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

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About Us

ABOUT US Mattel is a leading global children’s entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price® and Thomas & Friends®, as well as other popular brands 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 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at www.mattel.com. Visit us at www.mattel.com/careers, www.facebook.com/MattelCareers or www.twitter.com/mattelcareers.

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

minorities/female/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Posting Title: Consumer Products Licensing Placement Year

Requisition Number: 182029

Location: United Kingdom - Maidenhead

Zip Code: SL6 4UB

Job Category: Internship