Sr Financial Analyst - Global Supply Chain Finance


El Segundo, CA, USA

Full time

International Finance and Banking


Sep 6

Company Description

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:

Mattel Finance hires leaders. Every one of our finance professionals works in a global finance organization interacting with senior leadership and with the accountability and responsibility to grow a career. We are a strong and nimble finance department focused on driving business results in the most cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves on consistent processes, fast decisions, and increased accountability.

Job Description

The Opportunity: 

Mattel is currently looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to act as a critical member of the Global Supply Chain Finance Team. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager of the Global Supply Chain, this role’s primary responsibility will be to perform financial cost and variance analysis for over $3B in annual costs (~60% of total costs of sales) for in-house and vendor manufacturing.

What Your Impact Will Be: 

  • Perform cost and variance analysis for actual and forecast reporting for Global Supply Chain and Global Procurement.
  • Consolidate annual operating plans and budgets and communicate business performance against plans and the prior year.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives that focus on the efficient utilization of resources and require in-depth financial analysis and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Partner with Procurement and Sustainability teams to provide strategic business decision support.
  • Translate bulk financial data from multiple systems into cohesive reporting and analysis to help drive/support decision-making by Mattel's cross-functional executive leadership.
  • Support ad-hoc financial and strategic analysis related to key business unit initiatives
  • Become a subject matter expert on Mattel’s systems and coordinate with IT and Global Manufacturing Plants to ensure data integrity.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.


What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience or MBA and 3+ years of related experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills are necessary.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly driven, self-motivated, and intellectually curious.
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously, understanding priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate, lead/facilitate meetings and develop/maintain relationships across the organization to enable practical completion of business objectives.
  • Sound business judgment and ability to influence groups and more senior associates.
  • Demonstrated a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves.

The annual base salary range for this position is between $83,000 and $123,000

**This range is indicative of projected hiring range, however annual base salary will be determined based on a candidate’s work location, skills and experience.

Additional Information

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Mattel we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.

Mattel is recognized for the second year in a row as a Great Place to Work™ and as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2022.

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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, military spouses, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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