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 Shared Services team is comprised of inhouse captive centers, based mainly in East Aurora (New York) and Amstelveen (Netherlands) as well as satellite locations in Penang (Malaysia) and Hong Kong. These centers deliver services to the Mattel organization as well as manage the relationship with our Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) in India. These centers are driving innovation and continuous improvement to ensure they are exceeding the needs of the business and are achieving a ‘best in class’ status.
The Opportunity: Mattel is currently seeking a Vice President, Global Shared Services, based out of Mattel’s global headquarters in El Segundo, CA. The Vice President will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of Mattel’s Shared Service center operations, consisting of captive global centers and an outsourced center with multiple global locations. The Vice President will oversee the BPO work-stream for finance and accounting to drive ‘best in class’ processes and policies.
What Your Impact Will Be:
Leads the execution of Mattel’s Finance & Accounting Business Process Outsourcing and global Shared Services operating model, including new transitions of processes into Shared Services
Manages governance with the Business Process Outsourcer (“BPO”) to drive contract compliance, automation and productivity gains
Leads Mattel and BPO talent engagement, development and performance. Ensures proper training is in place for teams across Mattel and BPO provider. Works with BPO provider to monitor and minimize attrition.
Drive continuous improvement across Mattel’s Finance & Accounting processes, creating best in class processes and policies. These include process, automation, productivity and technology improvements
Own the business case for consolidating, upgrading or implementing major new systems in support of shared services operations. Maintain technology readiness and financial master data in conjunction with IT and continue Mattel’s financial transformation initiatives to enhance and automate existing finance and accounting functions
Lead the transition of activity, balancing pace of transition with management of risk and change
Ensures full compliance across Mattel and the BPO provider with all global accounting and internal control standards, including US GAAP, IFRS, and SOX
Collaborate with business units to define business requirements, drive strategic change and continuous improvement
Works closely with other Finance areas (FP&A, Tax, Treasury, etc.) and outside auditors to coordinate activities and ensure optimized and effective end to end operations
Travel component of the position expected to be approximately 25% (under typical business circumstances)
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.
What We’re Looking For:
Proven leadership skills in driving strategy, organizational design, talent management and change management
Self-driven strategic and tactical leader to drive continuous improvement and transformation. Ability to operate at both the strategic and where required, detailed level
Demonstrated partnership across the business along with the ability to work across functional and geographic boundaries
Experience in project management and process improvement with history of innovation and skills in areas such as Lean Process Improvement, Agile, Six Sigma, etc.
Strong negotiating and influencing skills with ability to influence a range of internal and external, technical and non-technical stakeholders
Strong accountability and unyielding ethical standards
Experience managing large-scale transformation efforts in a global environment
Extensive experience in driving business process improvement, system automation and technology and tools
Experience and exposure managing a global Finance and/or Accounting organization
Results driven experience in operational excellence, cost-effective service models and implementing a performance measurement environment
15+ years of experience leading business process outsourcing and global Shared Services operations across global locations. Primary focus in the F&A processes
Bachelor’s degree is required in Business or Finance related field
MBA or other advanced degree preferred but not required.
CPA or equivalent would also be beneficial.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus target, car allowance and equity as part of the total compensation package
Internal Number: 201773
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.
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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