Supply Planner

Spin Master International B.V.

Place of work
Karadžičova, Bratislava
Contract type
Wage (gross)
1 700 EUR/monthnegotiable based on candidate's experience

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties


The Supply Planner position is a highly visible Supply chain role that is responsible for overseeing and optimizing the inventory planning and procurement cost across the supply chain network. Ability to balance the sometimes conflicting goals of inventory targets, target customer service levels, forecast accuracy, and safety stock requirements for the allocated portfolio of SKU’s for which he or she is assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining inventories, developing the supply plan to reduce out of stocks across the supply chain network to increase service levels while minimizing purchasing costs and capital employed.
Proactively utilize MRP’s and other tools to review inventory projections & supply-demand summaries to prevent potential shortages or excessive inventory and demurrage.
Implement and maintain inventory and material management strategies by regular review and optimization of inventory parameters and levels (e.g. reorder pt, safety stock, ABC categorization, forecast bias, etc.). Set up inventory targets and monitor actual inventory levels vs. targets
Ability to assess purchasing options, calculate total into stock costs and analyzing cost reduction opportunities to optimize total spend by optimizing loads via combining various products onto a single order, pre-ordering as needed to reduce costs, surveying alternative suppliers for cost reductions, adjusting hub-spoke networks as needed to reduce costs, etc.
Conduct root cause analysis for supply chain issues/variances and define corrective action plans to avoid re-occurrence. Review out of stock situations or shortage of supply issues and recommend mitigations. Utilize exception reports to identify and correct potential out of stock issues
Conduct regular business and performance reviews with Demand Planning, Sales and Marketing, participation in S&OP processes.
Identify and manage potential inventory obsolescence to minimize aged inventory and eventual write-offs
Creates and understands rough cut capacity plan (RCCP)
Track and reconcile weekly/monthly metrics versus established targets
Other ad-hoc duties assigned by Manager

Key Competencies:

Customer focus: Every action is shaped by a commitment to meeting and exceeding customer expectations. All activities and decisions should be built around the customer.
Communication: Demonstrate ability to convey messages clearly, effectively and confidently at all levels of the organization. Stays in constant contact with other departments and keeps them informed of any problems.
Accountability: Takes full responsibility for own actions and can be counted on to do what he/she says will be done. Follows up personally and monitors progress to make sure things are on track.
Resourceful and Self-Directed: Demonstrate a clear understanding of task and know where to go for answers. Work independently, and self-manage.
Problem Solving and Solutions Development: Look for creative, cost-effective solutions to problems and develop processes to tackle similar problems in the future. Good balance of being able to analyze and determine the best plan of action, while reacting quickly.
Stress Tolerance: Ability to work at a fast-pace and possesses strong multi-tasking skills. Stays calm under pressure with the willingness and flexibility to deal with change.
Planning and Organizing: Maintain an organized, structured and efficient environment. Prioritize, multitask and plan accordingly; deliver reports and analysis on time, coming up with contingency plans when necessary.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - expert
SAP - advanced
Microsoft Access - advanced

Personality requirements and skills

Required Skill Set:

Expert level of Working knowledge of Excel, Access, SAP
Excellent communication skills
Strong customer orientation
Very strong analytical skills, detailed oriented
Ability to deal with complexity and manage ambiguity
Demonstrated project management skills
Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions in inventory.
Drive for process improvement & ability to perform root cause analysis.
Fluent in English is a must.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

Supply Chain equivalent experience in distribution or related business environment.
Data manipulation - including graphs, Pivot tables, Vlookups, etc.
Formulas / Calculation capability - development of analytical models in Excel, solver, etc.
Expertise with various ERP systems within a production environment specially SAP R3.


Brief description of the company

Spin Master ( 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 2,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, China, Hong Kong, Australia and more.

Number of employees

500-999 employees

Company address

Spin Master International B.V., organizačná zložka
Karadžičova 12
821 08 Bratislava


ID: 3635350  Dátum zverejnenia: 10.1.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 700 EUR/month