Program Management Associate (Product Development)
Mattel is looking for Program Management Associates to join our product development teams at our campus in East Aurora. You will help manage projects from concept through production, in collaboration with a worldwide, cross-functional team consisting of representatives from Design, Development, Marketing, Manufacturing and others throughout the product design and development process.
Managing multiple projects of varying product types and complexities while maintaining cost and schedule targets.
Working closely with overseas development, tooling, and manufacturing to ensure successful project completion.
Troubleshoot production level samples and make suggestions to fix defects, improve mechanisms, and guarantee end-consumer satisfaction.
Develop, maintain and drive schedule execution of worldwide products.
Act as liaison between East Aurora teams and overseas locations throughout the product life cycle.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviewing concept sketches and providing support for products in the preliminary design phase.
Working with external development sources to engineer the product.
Managing project schedules and product costs.
Working in a team environment with Design, Packaging, Product Integrity, Marketing, Planning, Cost Engineering, Model Shop, Electrical Engineering, Materials Lab, Sculpting, manufacturing plants, and offshore development sources.
Develop cost estimates and provide cost /financial analyses for different types of products.
Analyze product design to affect maximum utilization of materials, methods and processes in order to meet cost objectives and quality specifications.
Examine product components to ascertain purpose, cost and value by utilizing knowledge of product design and budgetary considerations.
Guide cross-functional teams into optimizing the content and features of products given the constraints of selling price and margins.