Inventory Controller in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Toronto
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/25/2018

Job Description

Inventory Controller – Toronto 

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a 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; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team. 

The Job:

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. 

What we can expect from you:

  • Analyze current inventory position to minimize domestic inventory levels. 
    • Work with Logistics to ensure 100% inventory accuracy at all 3PL warehouse locations.
    • Ensure that damaged, scrap & donations are transacted accordingly in SAP.
    • Report on safety stock levels in order to reduce.
  • Monitor Business unit inventory in SAP virtual bin locations, and push to reduce inventory.
    • Provide business units with monthly aging report on Virtual bin inventory.
    • Prepare monthly inventory transfers for Business units.
  • Work as liaison with Logistics team to ensure planning concerns are addressed.
    • Prepare & follow up on all stock transfers between warehouses.
  • Prepare the Global inventory projection report, in order to provide outlook to Logistics & Finance.  Track accuracy and refine as necessary.
  • Prepare the Global Excess & Obsolete inventory report for finished goods. 
    • Work closely with International and Domestic Sales Teams to reduce/eliminate excess. 
    • Chair E&O meetings.  Track progress. 
    • Build strong relationships with stakeholder in order to ensure actions are complete.
    • Provide details to finance who will post inventory provision.
  • Monitor Global Raw Material inventory at suppliers. Work closely with manufacturing partners as well as Asia Planning team to reduce liabilities for excess raw material inventory.
  • Prepare Monthly Executive reporting package, including Days of Supply & Excess & Obsolete inventory.
  • Own the SAP master data for Supply Planning, including lead times, MOQs, and safety stock.  Ensure that the material status reflects the products stage in the product life cycle.
  • Maintain all inventory policies.  Provide training to new hires.
  • Build strong relationships with internal & external stakeholders in an effort to, bring forth continuous improvements and improved KPIs.
  • Lead global planning projects.  Define system requirements for IT team.
  • Ensure all Internal & External audit requests are satisfied.

Job Requirements

As a member of the Global Supply Planning team, you will support the planning function by:

  • 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.
  • Develop and manage inventory plan for assigned products.
  • Prepare Supply Agreement Meeting (SAM) analysis in support of the Sales and Operations Planning Process.
  • Communicate Supply Status including Production Forecasts to key stakeholders and external Vendors. 

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 5+ years in an inventory / Planning role
  • Expertise in Planning & MRP.  SAP experience would be preferred.
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and inventory activities.
  • Strong technical skills using Excel / Access databases required.
  • 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
  • Sense of humor, light hearted and great attitude.
  • Collaborative in nature.  Always searching for win-win outcome.
  • Comfortable working in high growth environment, where priorities shift real time.
  • Build a culture of pushing for results.
  • Open to travel 10-20 % of the time

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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