Lead Consumer Products Softlines Designer at Mattel, Inc.and Subsidiaries

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: El Segundo, California

Job Description:

Posting Title Lead Consumer Products Softlines Designer

Requisition Number 210533
Location El Segundo, California

Zip Code 90245
Job Category Design

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 Team:
The Mattel Global Consumer Products Design team focuses on delivering pitches, style guides, and creative direction that informs licensed product development around the world for Mattel brands.

The Opportunity:
The Global CP Softlines Designer is responsible for global apparel & accessory creative direction for Mattel Brands. In addition to providing input in the creative development of style guide assets, this role is also responsible for creative direction for priority global licensees. This includes partnering with regional business leads on strategy, working with key licensees on the creative direction for the product line, and the Product Approval team on ensuring the creative direction is executed in final product submissions. This role also needs to partner with the Mattel Toy creative teams to ensure a cohesive creative vision across all touchpoints. The ideal candidate will possess proven fashion design experience and the ability to work on complex products as well as create new concepts.

What Your Impact Will Be

  • Develop global apparel & accessories toolkits and inspiration based on brand vision

  • Analyze current and emerging fashion and consumer trends. Integrate into current design projects

  • Provide creative strategic direction and support to priority global licensees/programs

  • Partner with Product approval team on priority licensee line execution

  • Partner with vertical creative teams on key category/program development to ensure creative consistency

  • Provide feedback on global asset development to ensure they work for all categories

  • Participate in team brainstorm sessions (as well as cross-functional sessions) for new product development and innovation.

What We're Looking For:
Design Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree in Design

  • 5-8 Years professional experience (F level)

  • Strong fashion design or licensing experience

  • Portfolio demonstrating strong design excellence and superior problem solving

* Advanced skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Power point

  • Strong knowledge of colors, materials and finishes

  • Drawing and sketching to communicate ideas

  • Strong knowledge of material and manufacturing process

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as presentation skills required

  • Ability to project manage

  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment


  • Artistic

  • Self-Motivated

  • Passionate about 'Play'

  • Efficient

  • Proactive

  • Organized

  • Professional Maturity and the Ability to Assimilate Constructive Criticism

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.

Visit us at https://jobs.mattel.com/ and www.instagram.com/MattelCareers.

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.