Sr Manager Operations Mon Sep 02 00:00:00 CDT 2019 Uxbridge, Grea 587751000 15489 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wizards of the Coast, (‘WotC’) is one of the world's largest publisher of adventure games, including Magic: The Gathering® Trading Card Game and Dungeons &amp; Dragons® Roleplaying Games. Hasbro SA, which is based in Delemont Switzerland, sells WotC products in Europe through its distributor Hasbro European Trading BV, (‘HET’). WOTC Europe is part of this local Hasbro entity and provides services to HET.</span></span></p> <h3 style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><font face="Arial Narrow"><font><font color="#000000">WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?</font> (POSITION PURPOSE)</font></font></strong></h3> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font color="#000000">This person will lead our integrated demand planning, and supply chain, efforts in support or our Wizards of the Coast Europe business.&nbsp; This individual will drive strategies that optimize the flow of finished goods from point of origin to point of fan consumption.&nbsp; Specific channels of focus are hobby distributions, hobby retail locations, ecommerce warehouses, direct-to-consumer partners and mass market partners throughout Europe.&nbsp; The person in this role is expected to </font>design, execute and monitor supply-chain activities in Europe with the objective of creating optimal value while leveraging our internal Hasbro partnerships, and external pan-European logistics services.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font></b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="text-transform: uppercase;"><font color="#000000">Day to Day Responsibilities For This Wizard</font></span></b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font></b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b><font color="#000000"><u>Design Supply-Chain Strategies and Activities in Europe.</u></font></b></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Create a unified supply chain approach to our various areas of market focus in Europe.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Assess, manage and improve Wizards supply chain integration with Hasbro Europe.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Identify, assess and choose external supply chain partners to support our growing business needs.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Negotiate contracts with supply chain partners in coordination with Wizards corporate, and Hasbro corporate.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Review, and lead, European wholesale pricing discussions. </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b><font color="#000000"><u>Leadership and Team Capability Building</u>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></b></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Build a team of direct reports that can do the following autonomously, and competently:&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Review all new orders each day; proactively address, prioritize and resolve Sales Blocks, and shortages of allocation or inventory.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Manage the Pricing process for all new SKU&rsquo;s including the annual Pricing approval and set up process for all SKU&rsquo;s.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Recommend and Execute Pricing and Allocation plans as directed.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Recommend and execute Product Swaps, Close-outs, Promotions and Returns that may be needed in the marketplace.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Work with sales team to resolve open orders of 2 weeks past delivery date.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Create and Distribute a variety of Sales Reports.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Order Processing - Standard EMEA Purchase Orders.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Specification Changes &ndash; review, recommend and follow up where needed.</span><br /> <span style="font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font color="#000000">&nbsp;<b><font color="#000000"><u>Budgeting and Forecasting:</u></font></b></font></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Manage the process of setting up products for forecasting in Atlas</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Actively participate in the monthly cross-functional linkage meetings by providing information to senior management as needed</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Coordinate customer master database updates</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b>AM I QUALIFIED? (</b><b>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)</b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b>Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:</b></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">5+ Years of Sales, Supply Chain or Logistics Experience</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Experience with SAP, John Galt or other Enterprise Level Sales &amp; Inventory systems</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b>Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:</b></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">This individual should be strategically minded, collaborative and long-term focused.&nbsp; </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">They should be able to establish a process framework that guides the logical creation of specific processes and procedures.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Forward thinking &ndash; Identifying potential strategic missteps before they&rsquo;re a critical issue is important here.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Clear, proactive communication is a must.&nbsp; </span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Able to work with a very diverse group of people in different time zones, countries and cultures.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">This person must strive to continuously learn.&nbsp; The four direct reports on this team will deal with the near term. What supply chain services will fit our needs in the long term?&nbsp; </span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b>Education and Training:</b></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Four-year degree in business administration, sales management, finance or similar field, or equivalent work experience required.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: normal;">Proficient with Excel</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><b>Travel Requirements </b>(% of time per year)<b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </b></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">This role does not have any significant travel expectations</span></li> </ul>

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Date: Sep 2, 2019