Saturday , January 28 2023

Merchandise Planner – Mattel Summer Internship

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Job Description:

The Merchandise Planner will provide strong overall support for the Global Live Events Merchandise team. The Merchandise Planner will be a pivotal member of this close-knit team, supporting the oversight.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attend select events to assist on-site with merchandise setup, including loading and un-loading crates, grid wall set ups and product placement.
  • Work with Manager to analyze merchandise sales and trends. Coordinate inventory considerations with forecasting models and communicate gaps
  • Support product development by working closely with creative team and outside vendors to develop/design product. Includes- managing schedules, costs, reviewing concepts, designs and pre-production samples
  • Provide additional Merchandising support including archiving product samples, assisting with creative briefs, and tracking merchandising terms, payments, etc.
  • Take a forward-thinking approach to improve the current business. Recommend initiatives, providing cost/benefit analysis and an estimated return on investment
  • Handle administrative tasks such as PO creation, invoice tracking and reconciliation for the North America business.
  • Provide support of Day Out with Thomas, Thomas Land and Thomas Town merchandise orders, occasionally working on additional brands, events and attractions, as needed.
  • Manage external vendor relationships to manage product re-orders are, demonstrate ownership for tracking and timely delivery to the warehouse.
  • Ensure order is fulfilled and delivered on time, addressing any issues prior to event start and placing additional orders for outstanding items.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to independently manage projects with strong follow-through and detail orientation.
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities daily
  • Must be forward-thinking with a can-do attitude
  • Must be a team player that is not afraid to do the “ground” work.
  • Follow-through and the ability to manage tasks through to completion is critical.
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong, professional demeanor with excellent work ethic and drive to deliver results.
  • Analytical ability to evaluate sales trends, profit margins and inventory management to reach set goals.
  • Excellent communication skills; Comfortable speaking to external parties – via cold-calling and/or partne r relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong partnerships.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Up to 30% travel
  • Previous retail, sales or customer service experience a plus
  • BS Degree or Equivalent
  • 2-4 years of professional experience
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Excel

Job Details:

Company: Mattel

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: El Segundo, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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