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Jr. Associate Producer

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Mattel - Jr. Associate Producer - 461306 - 400074504 - New
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Produce and support design and production projects for internal communications agency for all Brands. Interface with Account Management, Creative and Print Production as well as internal and external resources to ensure execution and on time delivery of all project assignments.

KEY RESULTS AREAS
• Produce branding projects including: consumer and trade advertising materials, collateral programs, guides, press kits, and pitch materials
• Communicate with entire project team to develop project plan and schedule in order to ensure on time delivery
• Use established rate card, historical project data and direction from Lead Producers to generate estimates and change orders based on client expectations, scope and deliverables outlined in creative brief and discussed in kick-off meeting. Monitor budget throughout project life cycle and communicate budget status to team and identify if additional funds are needed or if project has gone beyond original scope
• Attend project kick-off meetings. Ensure all materials for meeting are available and ready at start of meeting. Ensure that all project information is communicated to team from client in order to create accurate estimates and schedules based on project scope and client deadlines
• Produce assigned projects and follow through on all aspects of the project from start to finish. Maintain projects in department status report and provide status updates in the meeting for assigned projects. Maintain constant communication on project status with all team members
• Interface and maintain relationships with key cross-functional partners as well as outside design/production resources to complete all project deliverables

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
• Produce assigned project from inception through final delivery
• Generate estimates and maintain budgets
• Develop and communicate timelines, daily milestones, next steps and status to project team and revise as needed to meet changing needs and requirements
• Participate in weekly team meetings
• Coordinate gathering of project assets and distribute to all necessary team members

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
• Proficient computer skills: Excel, Word, and familiarity with design applications including: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. PowerPoint a plus
• Ability to navigate within a complex corporate structure
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to balance creative excellence, project efficiency, and effective methods of production
• Ability to follow established department workflow guidelines

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Project Management of Creative and Production projects
• Experience in a variety of media including: print production, broadcast, online, retail
• Experience working across cross-functional groups
• Project estimating
• Knowledge and practice in branding, design and advertising

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
• Creative thinker and solution seeker
• Team player
• Flexible and ability to perform well under stress
• Sense of ownership and responsibility on all projects
• Proactive and assertive
• Adaptable to changing environment
• Energetic and quick learner
• Effective in a dynamic fast paced environment
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude when dealing with adversity
• Good judgment, sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence


EDUCATION REQUIRED:
B.A./B.S. Marketing, Business, Communications or related field

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