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General Manager

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Moose Toys USA is now seeking a General Manager to head up its newly established US operations based in Los Angeles.  This dynamic and challenging role is responsible for driving the sales and marketing functions and day-to-day operations of the DTR business to achieve strategic business objectives and revenue targets. 

To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate that you can: 

  • Develop and execute the annual and longer term strategic goals and objectives for sales and marketing, and regularly monitor and report on progress as required by Senior Management.
  • Establish plans, budgets and results measurements to achieve set revenue targets and grow new business.
  • Ensure full statutory, regulatory and policy compliance in all areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee and manage budgets and cost control.
  • Oversee all day-to-day supply chain operations, including Warehouse and logistics/distribution.
  • Identify, understand and manage business risks to reduce disruption and maintain business continuity.
  • Ensure the relevant infrastructure, systems, policies and procedures are in place to support objectives.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive and cooperative work environment that is representative of the company vision, values, culture and standards.
  • Increase people effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, training, coaching and motivating employees to meet set objectives, through the assignment of clear accountabilities, planning, monitoring and appraising of job results and performance.
  • Build the company image by cultivating relationships and collaborating with key customers, partners, and employees, as well as by enforcing ethical and professional business practices.
  • Identify opportunities and present recommendations to key stakeholders.
  • Maintain and share professional and technical knowledge through the establishment and maintenance of professional networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies and workshops.


Key skill requirements: 

  • Well-developed conceptual, strategic and analytical capabilities.
  • An ability to initiate, implement and manage change.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage multi-disciplinary staff through high level people management and leadership skills.
  • Proven high level interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to manage information flow upwards and downwards.
  • Strong negotiation and problem solving capabilities, as well as an ability to make decisions at a strategic level in line with company goals and objectives.
  • Able to demonstrate sound financial acumen, including solid budgetary and cost control skills.
  • A broad knowledge of compliance requirements and associated risks (and how to address them) across disciplines.
  • A demonstrated ability to assimilate into a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture.



  • A minimum of 8 years' experience and a degree in business, commerce, accounting or other relevant field is required.
  • You will have direct experience with dealing with major US Retailers, and associated Buyers and Senior Executives.
  • Experience or knowledge of the toy industry and consumer marketing would be highly regarded.
  • US Citizenship or a valid Working Visa. 

If you're ready for a new challenge, send your applications to HRTeam@moosetoys.com