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Client Inventory Executive

Closing date: Friday 30th September 2022

Location: London (Central)



Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world and the winner of Publisher of the Year 2022. Our Adult fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Kathy Reichs, Colleen Hoover, Graham Swift and John Irving.  Our Adult non-fiction list ranges from Number One bestsellers Bob Mortimer, Dave Grohl and Rupi Kaur to John Nichol, Laura Bates, Anita Anand and Walter Isaacson.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is one of the UK’s most vibrant and fast-growing publishers for young people.  Our children’s fiction and YA list features an array of bestsellers and rising stars, from Ben Miller and Adam Silvera to Nadia Shireen, Benjamin Dean, A.F. Steadman and many more, with successful series including Dragon Realm and Dork Diaries.  Our picture book list is world-renowned and we are the proud home of the smash-hit Supertato series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet as well as stand-out author-illustrators such as Benji Davies, Tom Percival, Beach and Steve Small.

In addition to publishing a wide mix of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, and an award-winning children’s list, we also provide sales and distribution services to several award-winning independent Client Publishers from the UK, USA and Australia. Some of our current client publishers include Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, Elliott & Thompson, Orenda Books, Rebellion, Black Library, Boom! Studios, Printer’s Row, Inner Traditions and Z2 Comics.

Job Profile:

Due to the growth within our Client Sales and Distribution services, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd are looking to appoint a Client Inventory Executive. This role will be responsible for running stock reports and assisting the Publishing Operations Executive for all of Simon & Schuster’s Clients including; VIZ Media, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Rebellion, Black Library, Inner Traditions and Gallup Press.

Experience in Publishing Operations is preferred, but a full training program will be provided for the right candidate. Responsibilities will include running availability reports and helping to manage stock levels, maintaining availability, KPI reporting, leading to making decisions on initial orders and managing the life cycle of a book across our Clients in the UK.

The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Publishing Operations, your role will include shared responsibility on all title orders ensuring key delivery dates and costs are met. This role will involve working with both publishing and warehouse systems and assisting in the preparations for meetings associated with the management of our Client front and backlist titles.  The post holder will work closely with other key aspects of the business, warehouse, and freight forwarders.

The Candidate Profile:  

The ideal candidate would ideally have a knowledge in or a level of experience within the areas of inventory management, logistic, supply chain, stock control and freight, although full training will be given to the candidate.

You must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. You will enjoy working within a small, hard-working team, and will have excellent administration, organisation and time management skills. You will have an eye for detail and possess first rate data analysis skills along with the acumen to make sound independent decisions. Commercial awareness, with a “can do” positive attitude is essential along with the ability to multi-task effectively.

Application Deadline: 30th September 2022

We reserve the right to close applications early should we receive a suitable number of applications before this date. Therefore, if you are interested we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Client Inventory Executive

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Executive, Facilities, Publishing, Operations, Communications, Business Development, Customer services, Distribution
Client Inventory Executive

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Experience in Publishing Operations is preferred, but a full training program will be provided for the right candidate.