Supply Planning Manager in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

Job Snapshot

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Job Description

Job Title:              Supply Planning Manager

Reporting to:       Global Director, Supply Planning

Location:              Toronto 


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. We are best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, we have received 83 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 25 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of our competitors. To date, we have produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and our current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia. 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:

  • Creating innovative fun stuff
  • Ideas: no matter where they come from
  • Integrity always, no foolin’
  • Partnerships: being successful together
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • People having fun working and growing together
  • Driving results


Job Overview:

 Reporting to the Global Director of Supply Planning, the successful candidate should have experience in operations, inventory planning, and/or product life cycles. The successful candidate must be a demonstrated leader able to drive results and build a strong team.  He/she must be able to manage large catalogue selection, 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.  SAP and APICS background a significant plus.


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the Toronto team which includes 2 team leaders and 10-12 Global Supply Planners. Provide support, remove obstacles and share workload. Balance the priorities of the department. 
  • Ensure all supply planning procedures are well documented, measured and adhered to. Continually review and strive for continuous 
  • Develop and manage the fundamentals of inventory planning in order to maintain adequate levels of Inventory. Drive optimization of SAP MRP and Replenishment activities.
  • Responsible to drive Supply Planning KPIs – Inventory Turns, Days of Supply and non-performing inventory at the Finished Good and Product Family level.
  • Proactively manage inventory in order to decrease inventory levels.
  • Provide inventory projections & space requirements to the logistics team.
  • Communicate Supply constraints including Production Forecasts to key stakeholders and external Vendors.
  • Work closely with International and Domestic Sales Team to reduce/eliminate excess of FG, and expedite to resolve inventory constraints.
  • Build strong working relationship with manufacturing partners as well as Asia Planning team to meet the needs of the business, and minimize raw material inventory.
  • Monitor and help resolve customer service related issues for assigned products in support of customers, brand manager & Sales parties.
  • Build strong relationships with internal & external stakeholders in an effort to, bring forth continuous improvements and improved KPIs.
  • Drive efficient execution of the S&OP process with a mind for optimization. Prepare Supply Agreement Meeting (SAM) analysis & reports in support of the S&OP Process.
  • Ensure readiness of weekly and monthly reports. Review contents and formats prior to presenting during Supply Agreement Meeting, S&OP meetings, and Excess & Obsolete Inventory Meeting.

Job Requirements


  • Demonstrated Leadership skills.
  • 5+ years in an Operations Planning role.
  • Expertise in Planning, MRP and SAP would be preferred.
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and inventory activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize.
  • Experience in CPG sector would be a plus.
  • University Degree and/or College Diploma.
  • Willingness to travel; approximately 10%.
  • Sense of humour, light hearted and positive 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 .


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