Sourcing Specialist- Temp in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 2/9/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:            Sourcing Specialist

Location:             Los Angeles


About Spin Master


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 1,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Assist with Direct/Indirect Sourcing Project Execution; document performance to action plans and timelines for assigned sourcing projects.
  • Assists with establishing supplier base; Supplier Selection, Development and Supplier Consolidation to ensure Sourcing Optimization and overall Supplier Performance
  • Handles requests for information, quotations, proposals, and bidding processes.
  • Assists with negotiations with suppliers to meet quality, delivery, and cost objectives.
  • Assists with detailed cost analysis of components and purchasing processes control to ensure the highest quality at the lowest cost solution
  • Assists with supplier scorecard evaluations and potential corrective action
  • Partnering with key business stakeholders to ensure sourcing items, and services, to meet the needs of the business.
  • Works with Sourcing Manager or Sourcing Leader to guarantee supply for all portfolios.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with all levels of supplier personnel and internal customers.
  • Affecting improvement in sourcing processes through digitization and simplification including management / employee communication, policy recommendations or management dashboards for individual spend controls.
  • Identifies opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies.
  • Supports sourcing strategic initiatives to identify optimal cost productivity opportunities
  • Updates SAP and any other database required for all sourcing information
  • Attends meetings to ensure strategies are aligned with other stakeholders
  • Backs up Indirect Sourcing Leader & Manager when required
  • Any other assigned duties

Job Requirements



  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Strong Negotiation Skills
  • Ability to work independent and within a team
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Experience with Supplier Management
  • PMAC , SMCA or APICS Designation would be an asset


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