Global Supply Planner in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Supply Chain
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Job Description

Job Title:                   Global Supply Planner

Reporting to:            Global Supply Planning Manager

Location:                  Toronto

About Company: 

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

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:

  • Creating innovative fun stuff
  • Ideas: no matter where they come from
  • Integrity always, no foolin’
  • Partnerships: being successful together
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • People having fun working and growing together
  • Driving results

 Job Overview:

Reporting to the Global Supply Planning Manager, the successful candidate should have experience in operations, inventory planning, demand forecasting, and/or product life cycles. He/she must be able to manage a large portfolio of products, be solution-oriented & able to build/improve efficient processes. This person will be highly analytical, flexible, action and results oriented, self-starting, and be comfortable with computer databases and tools. Ideal candidates will have hands-on, operations or inventory management experience and knowledge in business operations. APICS background a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage inventory plan for assigned products
  • Coordinate new product and product phase out planning with the Brand Management & Sales Team
  • Prepare Supply Agreement Meeting (SAM) analysis in support of the Sales and Operations Planning Process
  • Manage inventory in terms of Inventory level, lead time, Turns, Days of Supply and non-performing inventory at the Finished Good and Product Family level
  • Communicate Supply Status including Production Forecasts to key stakeholders and external Vendors
  • Work closely with manufacturing partners as well as Asia Planning team to reduce excess of raw material inventory
  • Work closely with International and Domestic Sales Team to reduce/eliminate excess of FG
  • Monitor and help resolve customer service related issues for assigned products in support of customers, brand manager & Sales parties.
  • Resolve shortage situations by proactively managing and monitoring inventory levels for assigned materials and material types.


Job Requirements

Qualifications & Skill requirement: 

  • 5+ years in an Operations Planning role
  • Expertise in Planning, MRP and SAP would be preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
  • Experience in CPG sector would be a plus
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and inventory activities
  • University Degree and/or College Diploma
  • Willingness to travel; approximately 10%
  • Sense of humour, light hearted and great attitude. 

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