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Director Talent Development

El Segundo, California 90245
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


At Mattel, our vision is Inspiring the Wonder of Childhood. We strive to achieve this vision primarily through our creative and enthusiastic employees who DARE to be innovative and THRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment. Mattel is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping them GROW with a host of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities. And by promoting a culture of BALANCE that emphasizes working passionately and taking time to play often, we are proud of how our employees LEAD by example in all that they do!




Director, Talent Development


Mattel is seeking a Director, Talent Development to provide leading-edge leadership around talent development, in support of the Company's values and strategic priorities.  This role will be responsible for the development of enterprise-wide learning and development strategies, in partnership with global stakeholders across the business.
The role will provide day-to-day management of talent development needs for Mattel’s world-wide headquarters in El Segundo, and be responsible for selecting, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating leadership and professional development programs, based on employee needs.
Key Responsibilities

Provide thought leadership and manage the execution of core programs such as:

  • New-hire onboarding
  • High-potential development
  • On-line learning
  • Management development
  • Executive development
  • Coaching and mentorship
  • Career development
  • Assessments and interventions


Additionally, this role will:


  • Work with a talented Global Team to manage and continually evolve Mattel University


  • Leverage current instructional design approaches to create and deliver customized solutions tied to key initiatives


  • Select, manage and evaluate facilitators (internal and external)


  • Manage all training related vendor relationships


  • Market training programs to employees to increase curriculum awareness


  • Conduct teambuilding and customized workshops, as requested


  • Serve as a resource for Career Development and Coaching




About Us

Mattel is a global, purpose-driven company that helps children learn and develop through play. By inspiring wonder in the next generation, Mattel is committed to shaping a brighter tomorrow with experiences that capture kids’ hearts, open their minds and unlock their potential through play. With worldwide net sales of more than $5.5 billion, a global workforce of more than 30,000 professionals operating in 40 countries, and products sold in more than 150 nations, Mattel has grown into a multinational Fortune 500 powerhouse in design, marketing and manufacturing.
Visit us at
 www.mattel.com/careerswww.facebook.com/MattelCareers or www.twitter.com/mattelrecruiter.
Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
minorities/female/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity



Experience, Education & Skills 

Key Characteristics: 


  • Exceptional executive presence and ability to communicate clearly and effectively to senior leadership
  • Proven facilitation skills with experience designing and delivering leadership development programs
  • Strong influencing skills with a track record for building relationships. Experience delivering results in a highly entrepreneurial team.
  • Strong analytic capability and business acumen. Ability to summarize and present complicated information to a non-technical audience
  • Flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness to adapt to a constantly changing environment




  • An undergraduate degree in a related field required
  • A Master's Degree or equivalent degree in Business, Organizational Development, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field preferred
  • At least 10+ years of progressive experience in a Learning & Development role with a leading major business with initiatives across the entire organization.
  • Experience organizing, prioritizing, coordinating, implementing, and managing multiple projects, tasks and teams in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
  • Experience with major 360 and development-based assessments such as: CCL Benchmarks, Hay ECI, MBTI, FIRO-B, Hogan, PDI Profiler



Posted: 2018-11-28 Expires: 2018-12-28

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