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Project Planner

Location: Irvine, CA

Employment Type: On-Site

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What You’ll Do

The Project Planner is a key role on the client team that develops and tracks project schedules along with coordinating logistics/shipping activities for Kids' Meal Toy Programs.


Project Management

  • Initiates all projects and maintains all project information on assigned clients

  • Uses Microsoft Project to plan, schedule, and track all assigned client team projects, milestones, and resources

  • Issues purchase orders on all sold programs, responsible for invoice reconciliation with Finance

  • Ensures that team resources are appropriately scheduled and managed to ensure they are not overbooked

  • Client Team Support – effectively works with creative, engineering, safety, account service, and the Hong Kong office

  • Anticipates and provides solutions for potential project roadblocks

  • Monitor and report product cost variation for each program window



  • Processes import documentation including US Customs requirements for entry

  • Manages freight forwarders and tracking of ocean shipments from origin to destination

  • Daily communication with US and Hong Kong teams

  • Oversees distribution warehouses on the West and East Coasts

  • Inventory control – monitors inbound receipts, inventory levels, replenishments and oversees outbound distribution orders

  • Generates freight budgets per program – this includes required containers and loading; provides documentation to client on program details

  • Issue weekly report from all 3PL locations

  • Manage fulfillment of direct-to-consumer orders during peak season



  • 2-3 years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree in business or related field; Transportation a plus

  • Experience in project management where organizational abilities, process adherence, problem solving and attention to detail are critical

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage critical timelines

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively interface at all levels of the organization including Asia office

  • Must be a self-starter with a positive demeanor that enjoys working with a high functioning team

  • Has a competent understanding of production lifecycle and the ability to multitask with multiple programs at various stages of development

  • Experience using MS office with an emphasis on Excel proficiency; knowledge of MS Project preferred

  • Experience in logistics and international shipping would be preferred

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