Senior Category Manager, Marketing Communications, and Logistics in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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Job Description

Senior Category Manager, Marketing Communications, and Logistics -- 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:

The Senior Category Manager, Indirect Sourcing is the strategic sourcing champion and commercial leader responsible for managing and directing approximately US$200 million in annual non-production spend supporting Spin Master’s businesses globally. The spend category responsibilities are: (1) marketing communications and (2) logistics including distribution and transportation.

What we can expect from you:

  • Strategic sourcing ownership and leadership for non-production spend categories. Activities include:
    • Category strategy development
    • Business requirements creation
    • Tendering process (RFx) including supplier selection
    • Commercial deal negotiation
    • Contract negotiation
    • Support the transformation of Indirect Sourcing including step-change improvements in efficiency and effectiveness
    • Measure supplier cost savings and other benefits
    • Proactively conduct market intelligence activities including industry, supply market and supply chain research/analytics, category sourcing, benchmarking and outsourcing trends and best practices
  • Business partner relationship development
    • Proactively engage business leaders to understand their business strategies, objectives and issues in order to align work efforts of sourcing organization
    • Provide guidance and insight on best practices and provide counsel to business to ensure supplier arrangements meet all business and Spin Master requirements
    • Share knowledge, insight and advice with business in a way that contributes to their long term business strategies
  • Supplier relationship management
    • Monitor and manage key / strategic / large-spend supplier relationships and contracts
    • Quarterly business reviews and supplier scorecards
    • Issue resolution
  • People management
  • Manage a small team of dedicated procurement professionals

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • A great communicator with strong business relationship building skills 
  • A collaborative team player with great influencing, collaborating and leadership skills
  • A problem solver with a positive attitude, is cooperative and service oriented

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 8 years of goods and services purchasing experience. Experience in procuring non-production / indirect goods and services is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, finance, account or engineering
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP
  • Expert knowledge of the Procure-to-Pay process 

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.