June 16, 2022
These “unprecedented times” are showing no signs of relenting. Hear predictions from three toy industry leaders about what toy companies can expect in terms of demand shifts, supply chain disruptions, and emerging industry challenges over the next few years, and how to prepare to accommodate these changes.
Who Should Attend:
All toy manufacturers and retailers are invited to attend the session.
What You Will Learn:
In this one-hour webinar, session attendees will learn:
- Predictions from three toy industry veterans on the macro demand, supply forces, and industry forces that all toy companies need to consider;
- Insights on specific strategies to address these macro forces, such as pressure from retail to hit specific price points, packaging considerations, and balancing import vs. domestic production; and
- Specific examples of how the speakers’ companies are adjusting to evolving retailer initiatives like sustainability and RFID
This session is brought to you and moderated by Alloy.
Logan Ensign, vice president of client solutions, Alloy
Scott Flynn, chief commercial officer, PlayMonster
Scott Flynn is a noteworthy leader in sales, marketing, and management having worked in multiple industries, with the majority of his career focused in the toy, entertainment, and children’s products space through his positions with LEGO, Mega Brands, World Wrestling Entertainment, and more. Flynn is an expert at bringing quality products (and fun!) to retailers and consumers in the U.S. and globally.
Since 2014, Flynn has been with PlayMonster. As Chief Commercial Officer, Flynn has played a key role in the growth of the company, doubling distribution in the U.S. and scaling up 220% sales growth. Flynn holds a B.A. in Management from Auburn University, and has completed multiple professional trainings throughout his career.
Teddie Liu, vice president of S&OP and analytics, Moose Toys
Teddie is a seasoned veteran of the U.S. toy industry. With over 16 years of experience in sales analytics, strategic planning and S&OP, his work has been dedicated to helping teams transform insights into action to navigate the dynamic demands of today's consumer products landscape.
Rick Abundis, senior vice president of sales & operations, Bonkers Toys
Rick Abundis is a successful executive and entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in every level in the consumer goods industry, particularly in sales & marketing, team management, and strategic partnerships.
He began his career in the toy industry at Mattel in 2000 and subsequently held executive positions in sales at Cepia LLC, MGA Entertainment, and Moose Toys. After several years of building his own toy company, he joined Bonkers Toys in 2019 as SVP of Sales & Operations. He brings to the job a wealth of knowledge in global sales, analysis, and corporate strategy. Rick is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
Alloy is a digital-native company built for an era where consumer demand is regularly shifting and changing. Recognizing how rapidly the commerce environment is changing for consumer goods companies, Alloy equips brands with a modern technology platform that helps ensure products are available where and when consumers want them. Alloy connects consumer brand data — retail, ecommerce and supply chain — in real-time to power analysis and planning.