Sr. CPFR Product Supply Analyst in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 10/23/2019

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Job Description

*Sr. CPFR Product Supply Analyst – Toronto*

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. CPFR Supply Analyst role is designed to enhance supply chain integration by supporting and assisting joint practices. Collaborative Planning Forecasting Replenishment seeks cooperative management of inventory through joint visibility and replenishment of products throughout the supply chain. Information shared between Spin Master and its retailer partners aids in planning and satisfying customer demands through a supportive system of shared information. This allows for continuous updating of inventory and upcoming requirements, making the end-to-end supply chain process more efficient. Efficiency is created through the decrease expenditures for merchandising, inventory, logistics, and transportation across all trading partners.

What we can expect from you:

  • Leads internal process improvement projects and participates on external replenishment process improvement projects.
  • Leads change through business and trade related projects, driving transformational change and relationship building.
  • Internally liaises with Sales, Customer Service, and Demand and Supply Planning and externally liaises with Customer to optimize replenishment.
  • Using CPFR process & replenishment strategies, maintains the key account(s) target in stock rates, and weeks of supply.
  • Develops 30/60/90 process to aid execution and planning for product supply, to maximize availability.
  • Identifies, creates & develops business opportunities through the use of CPFR & other decision support tools.
  • Reviews, evaluates and analyzes the impact of such changes as new stores/ distribution, and new sku’s in the development of the planning forecast.
  • Aids account level forecast as well as a validation role on promotion forecasts for the trade customers.
  • Analyzes the impact of planned promotions on planning forecasts using available data.
  • Ensures inventory optimization drives all business decisions with a focus on reduction on year over year bad goods.
  • Drives internal and external KPI reporting, including root cause analysis and score carding. Lead and Develop Daily and Weekly reporting inventory trends and On Shelf opportunities
  • Drive internal and external cross-functional alignment for continuous improvement
  • Ensure outstanding replenishment reports to identify inventory flow improvements
  • Manage out of stocks and in-stocks appropriately to ensure maximum shelf availability
  • Lead End to End process improvement projects
  • Support monthly forecast accuracy initiatives
  • Payload Optimization at Depots
  • Support Expansion and Savings Acceleration of Cost to Serve Analytics
  • With a Focus on Detention, Deductions, Short Pays, Damage

Job Requirements

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Customer driven approach- a go-getter attitude
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships, both externally and internally
  • Demonstrated organization, planning and communication skills
  • Goal oriented to achieve targets through self-motivation, persistence & determination
  • Ability to create and maintain business presentations, excel files, read POS reports
  • Detail oriented; the ability to manage multiple priorities with conflicting deadlines, with a passion for managing projects to conclusion on time.
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills. Problem analysis and problem resolution both at a strategic and functional level.
  • Highly self-motivated; able to operate autonomously, on a team or lead a team in a dynamic environment.
  • Strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial, inquisitive and innovative spirit.
  • Ability to be both strategic and tactical in all forums.
  • List skill set requirements for the position

You should apply if you have the following:

  • BS/BA degree with 3-5 years supply chain experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience with a strong track record of success.
  • Candidate must possess strong Logistics leadership and control in following areas:
    • Database systems (SAP experience preferred)
    • Demonstrated success in managing toward efficiency metrics (KPI’s)
    • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • Highly developed analytical & problem-solving skills.
    • Retail Development or planning experience would be an asset.
  • Advanced experience in MS Excel & PowerPoint, Customer Systems (E.g. Retail Link) experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with demonstrated professionalism and confident style as it relates to customer interaction.
  • Self-motivated with strong teamwork skills, focus on building strong internal and external business relationships.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast paced ,dynamic business environment. Must be able and willing to travel to Customer sites as required.


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.