Director, Global Sourcing in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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Director, Global Sourcing -- Toronto

Are you looking to further your career with an industry leading, global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results.  

The Role:

The Director is the global sourcing process champion and commercial leader responsible for managing and directing over $200MM in annual spend for a supply base located in the US, Mexico, and Europe and heavy collaboration and input will be required with Sourcing leaders in Asia.   

What we can expect from you:

  • Aligning Spin Master Global Business Unit needs to the appropriate supplier which includes but is not limited to the following elements:
    • Category Strategy Development
    • Contract Management
    • Quotation preparation and negotiation activities
    • Product / Service  Qualification
    • Productivity & Cost Reduction identification and implementation
    • Global Alignment and Execution of strategies & supplier implementations
  • Global  Sourcing Process Champion
    • Developing, monitoring and reporting compliance metrics
    • Ensuring compliance with global category strategy and supplier contracts
    • Producing & deploying supplier scorecards as appropriate
    • Sourcing & Commercial “Expert” with regards to contract negotiations and category and supplier strategies 
  • Leading and developing a team of six associates in supplier selection and management in the areas of sourcing, operations management and manufacturing. 
  • Working with suppliers in a collaborative fashion in identifying cost reduction and new product development opportunities.
  • Prepares and presents monthly OPEX (operating review) updates

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • A collaborative team player who can build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • An organized planner who is results driven
  • An excellent communicator with influencing and leadership skills
  • A decision maker with strong business acumen 

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 8+ years of goods and services purchasing experience, preferably in CPG

  • Strong knowledge and experience of SAP

  • Experience in identifying cost drivers in a manufacturing operation and delivering continuous improvement programs in cost reduction and product development

  • CPM or related professional certification highly desired

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent

  • Experience with contract management and knowledge of contract law would be an asset.

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.