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Academic Inventory Manager, Sales Operations

Joining the Sales Operations team during an exciting period of growth, this role offers the opportunity for an experienced inventory professional to thrive, in a busy team. Working closely with internal stakeholders the Academic Inventory Manager will influence decisions that have a direct impact on the bottom line. Reporting into the Head of UK Sales Operations, the role holder will be able to competently navigate supply issues and welcome the challenge that current conditions present.

The role

  • Management of Bloomsbury’s Academic inventory, influencing first print runs, reprinting and managing conversion to POD status if required
  • Management of the Amazon KEP/ monthly finance reporting
  • Producing and circulating weekly stock and sales reporting
  • Managing the reduction of excess stock
  • Monitoring and invoicing intercompany transfers and direct deliveries
  • Distributor liaison to achieve deliveries, invoicing and pack creation

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Experience of inventory management
  • Good knowledge of the Academic market.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel essential and knowledge of Cognos/ Midas & VISTA an advantage.
  • Be able to evidence reducing stock, increasing availability and limiting costs.
  • Amazon Advantage knowledge also an advantage.

Additional information

The role is a full-time and permanent position.

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: Wednesday/ Thursday

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers competitive benefits, generous staff discounts and flexible working arrangements.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 29th October 2021.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

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Academic Inventory Manager, Sales Operations

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Operations, Communications, Sales, Business Development, Finance, Distribution
Academic Inventory Manager, Sales Operations
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