Careers at MGA Entertainment

Supply Planner

Requisition ID: 9200392880861_1
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Date posted: Jun 21, 2022

Company Summary: MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment Products Company headquartered in Chatsworth, California, manufactures innovative lines of proprietary products for the toy and consumer electronics market.  The company also licenses its IP in such areas as apparel, home décor, stationery and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as LOL Surprise, Little Tikes®, Project MC2, and Zapf Creation®. For more information please visit

Mission: The Supply Planner is responsible for the supply planning and coordination of MGA Entertainment’s Demand Planning team and overseas Production Planning team to develop a capacity feasible supply plan to deliver top line revenue and optimize inventory exposure. By using Supply Chain Planning tools, develop a lead time driven Schedule to drive the production planning for MGA Entertainment, Inc. The Supply Planner is the conduit between the Demand Planning team and the Customer Service organization.


Key Result Areas

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Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Analysis, Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management or related  discipline.
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Inventory Planning or distribution/deployment experience – 4 years minimum.
  • Experience operating an ERP Supply Chain Planning system(s) – 4 yrs.



  • Able to plan, set priorities, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer/systems skills including basic MS Office programs. 
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new systems and operations.
  • Consensus builder across multi-functional areas of the organization.
  • Effective problem identification, solving, and analytical skills.
  • Knowledgable in working with overseas sourcing office and OEM manufacturers


  • Manager of Supply Planning 

Key Result Areas and Activities

1. Supply Planning

  • Creates a production schedule that satisfies customer demand with optimal inventory levels.
  • Assess risks and gaps within the schedule and develop resolution or communicate appropriately the risks and recovery within the organization.
  • Ensure that schedule can be used for detailed material and capacity planning as well as financial planning.
  • Monitor and revise production needs to maximize required customer service levels, while minimizing costs.
  • Participate in New Product meetings to develop a supply plan.
  • Establish priorities in times of constrained capacities utilizing Sales and Marketing inputs to determine customer needs.
  • Run system-based scenarios to develop options available to meet demand.
  • Participate in monthly S&OP meetings and make sound data and fact based decisions

2. Reporting

  • Maintains and updates system-wide data pursuant to drivers such as down times and any other changes that will significantly impact supply
  • Works with distribution and inventory team to determine stock level targets within the network.
  • Maintain effective reporting on MGA Entertainment’s distribution network.
  • Compiles and distributes management reports detailing issues, results and opportunities, and capacity constraints within the network.