Sr Manager IT – iSeries Technology


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 fans, entertain audiences 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.

Job Description

The Opportunity: 

Mattel is currently seeking a Senior Manager for Global Supply Chain (GSC) – Legacy iSeries/AS400 applications. This position drives and improves quality and UAR process across all of our Legacy systems built in iSeries supporting Manufacturing, Order Management, Logistics, Inventory Management processes. The ideal candidate should have strong understanding and supply chain business acumen especially in the areas of Manufacturing, Order Management, Warehouse and Logistics. The role will report to the Director of Global Technology (GTO), Supply Chain

What Your Impact Will Be: 

Drive Technology and Process Alignment

  • Ensure proper processes and document requirements are being followed
  • Improve and Strengthen iSeries Legacy User provisioning and UAR process.
  • Engages in rigorous root cause analysis, problem solving and solution implementations.
  • Support Mattel Supply Chain business/process by maintaining and updating systems and data used. Systems include but not limited to iSeries/AS400, Blue Yonder, Anaplan, Order Management Systems, Transportation Management Systems, GCP
  • Identify, vet, review with leadership, and implement process improvements

Support Global Technology Operations as iSeries/AS400 Platforms point of Contact

  • Work with GTO teams to provide timely and accurate data by improving process and technology
  • Identify and address all IT issues for iSeries/AS400 as primary point of contact and optimize infrastructure, hardware, software and processes, in close partnership with the GSC business team and driving GTO dependencies

New Capability Deployment

  • Primary conduit to supply chain planning business leadership and personnel in technology modernization initiatives across all phases of the project lifecycle (analysis, design, build, test, deploy)
  • Responsible for working with the business team to gather detailed requirements and processes
  • Applying leading practices to requirements and processes and facilitating the development of to-be processes to be deployed on the modernized platform which effectively support Mattel’s supply chain operations characteristics.
  • Advance the use of analytics to make data informed decisions to further optimize our supply chain


What We’re Looking For: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems or a related field.
  • 10+ years related experience in Supply Chain technology/Planning/Replenishment/CPG/Fast Fashion/Toy industry
  • Training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge and experience with deploying operating systems, applications, patch management and desired configurations
  • Skilled in data and analytics with superior skills in enabling business and IT teams to leverage data in a timely and accurate manner
  • Skilled in iSeries/AS400 process for Retail/CPG/Similar
  • Expert understanding of various modern technology platforms that support supply chain distribution and fulfillment, ideally in the B2B and D2C CPG, fashion, retail industries.
  • Expert program management skills including the ability to effectively integrate and manage competing resources.
  • Expert relationship management/networking skills.
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise with negotiating conflicts
  • Expert leadership skills; prior management experience within supply chain technology.
  • Demonstrated a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves.
  • Demonstrated a growth mindset by staying curious and continuously learning, embracing challenges, and improving themselves.
  • Up to 25% travel may be required. 

The annual base salary range for this position is between $128,000 and $180,000
**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.

How We Work:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower generations 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.

Our Approach to Flexible Work:

We embrace a flexible work model designed to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where every employee can reach their full potential. Combining purposeful in-person collaboration with flexibility, our focus is to optimize performance and drive connection for moments that matter.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy and family entertainment company and owner of one of the most iconic brand portfolios in the world. We engage consumers and fans through our franchise brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox, Monster High, MEGA and Polly Pocket, as well as other popular properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include toys, content, consumer products, digital and live experiences. Our products are sold in more than 195 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies.

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

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

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