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job title:

Procurement and Demand Planning Manager

date posted:

Monday, April 23, 2018

objective:

This role is accountable for managing and achieving both short and long-term procurement goals and ultimately growing profitability of the company through procurement functions. This position is responsible for the overall management of six direct reports. Key team responsibilities include the identification and implementation of processes to improve the supply chain; particularly demand planning and purchasing of inventory. This role plays an integral part in establishing and managing long term agreements with key suppliers. This position will also include leveraging data and analytics to affect process improvement and reporting KPIs to senior management.

Reports To:

Director of Operations

Duties:

Leadership:

  • Responsible for day to day management of the inventory management staff and associated professional development to maximize technical excellence and promote personal growth.

  • Train new hires and evaluate existing employee performance.

  • Initiate hiring, promotions, transfers or disciplinary actions.

  • Liaise between staff and senior management to ensure organizational goals and objectives are effectively communicated and met.

 

Inventory Control:

  • Develop and implement strategy to continually improve customer order turnaround time and initial order fill rates.

  • Develop and implement strategy for continuous improvement of inventory control and supply chain metrics.
  • Negotiate discounts with publishers and manage renewals of meet-the-competition terms in order to maximize gross profit margin.

  • Oversee processes to ensure vendor purchase orders are accurate and timely.

  • Responsible for forecasting and inventory management of all book categories.

  • Collaborate closely with other departments whose daily activities impact inventory management; particularly Receiving, Customer Care, and Accounting.

  • Use historical data, forecasting tools, & sales performance for purchasing decisions per category

  • Responsible for meeting inventory turnover and availability goals

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably a B.S. in supply chain, business or other related field
  • 3-5 years of inventory management and/or procurement experience required.
  • 1-3 years of supervisory and/or management experience required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid organizational and planning skills.
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