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Senior Manager, Product Planner in Queens, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

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Job Description

*Senior Manager, Product Planner – Long Island City*

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 Sr. Manager will be responsible for portfolio product planning based upon the GBU’s they are assigned to. Spin Master is defining product planning as generating an 18-24 month demand plan at a brand / regional / country / sales channel level, translating that demand plan to a supply plan, working closely with GBU and Sales Leadership to understand strategies impacting the supply plan, monitoring and planning against projected inventory within sales channels, ensuring alignment on product launch dates and impact to product availability, and managing the allocation process by comparing Retailer requested quantities to the product plan. Ultimately all activities should deliver a plan that generates the projected revenue while balancing service and costs across the supply chain.

  • Volume Forecasting – Incumbent is expected to be very knowledgeable about the brands they manage. Knowledge includes understanding the competitive landscape, the product innovation pipeline/timing and how it relates to volumes. Understanding competitive forces (internal/external) that could impact both full year volume and phasing of said volume.
    • Work closely with GBU to develop New Product Forecasts required for VLP, VCA well in advance. This should allow for adequate time to bring analytical & market inputs to the forecasted volumes.
  • S&OP – Leverage updated S&OP Process to generate Product Plans:
    • Lead GBU/Brand Regional Pre-Consensus demand/supply reviews to develop an agreed to 18-24 month unconstrained demand plan with detailed risk & opportunities.
    • Develop brand replenishment strategy. Work on a replenishment strategy that both drives optimal service levels while reducing our costs. This includes making FOB/DOM split projections and partnering with D&T on other replenishment strategies.
  • Channel POS & Inventory – Key component of the role is to monitor, analyze, and provide insights to POS and Inventory. The Incumber should be working cross functionally with Market Analytics, Product Planning, Retail Merchandizers, and various accredited data sources. Leverage the product knowledge to make quicker decisions on both Supply and Demand – ultimately leading to a reduction in reducing Working Capital and using Labour Constraints effectively.
  • Product Portfolio Management – Be a key partner with the GBU to ensure the product portfolio is being properly managed through its entire lifecycle. This includes ensuring SKU additions / rationalizations are performed adequately, advising / directing GBU’s to proper Item Master Setup, and working between needed teams to drive improvements.
  • Cross Functional Responsibilities – Sr Manager is responsible to represent and lead supply chain aspects in the following forums
    • Brand Innovation, PDR, VCA & Marketing IMP Reviews
    • Key Supply Chain Asia Meetings: New Toy Meetings and Factory Meetings.
    • Ad hoc sourcing meetings to review supply diversification

Job Requirements

What we can expect from you:

  • Ability to lead, coach and develop planners to successful Supply Chain Management within Spin Master.
  • Keen Influential & Negotiating skills
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and prioritizing deadlines within their team.

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborative in nature. Always searching for win-win outcome.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • Strong Executive Presence; “polished”
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborative in nature. Always searching for win-win outcome.

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.