Job opening detail :
VP, Supply Chain
posted: Jan. 11, 2019
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Reporting to the SVP, Publishing Operations and Strategy, the VP, Supply Chain will manage HBG’s physical book supply chain to maximize sales, minimize returns, and optimize cost efficiency of first printings and reprints. The VP will have direct oversight of Inventory Planning Team, and will collaborate with internal Marketing and Publicity, Sales, Manufacturing, Fulfillment, and Distribution teams.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage HBG’s physical book supply chain to maximize sales, minimize returns, and optimize cost efficiency of first printings and reprints. Areas of focus include:
Increasing in-stock positions at retail and wholesale customers
Reducing excess inventory in the marketplace and the warehouse
Earlier detection of stock-out risks, faster mitigation
Working with sales to forecast needs
Lowering Unit Bound Costs (i.e., more efficient print runs)
Increasing inventory turns (better warehouse space utilization)
Creating effective workflows and cross-function teams in support of the above
Steadily improving sell-throughs across all imprints and refocusing the business on net sales rather than gross sales
Improving companywide learnings and communication about supply chain efficiency

Create and maintain KPI scorecards to keep all divisions as well as the business-at-large apprised of its performance, and utilize post-publication analyses and follow up meetings to inform future improvements and decision making
Work closely with Sales and Key Accounts to maintain an up to date title-level view of marketplace stock levels, track existing inventory and forecast demand, and anticipate/identify-for-solicitation reorders on key titles; support Sales Operations in their allocation of inventory Work with Publishing and Sales to foresee and adapt to shifts in demand relating to marketing/publicity and promotional campaigns
Work with Sales Operations and Distribution on production issues, account-specific shipping/logistics issues, smart returns, markdowns-in-place and other returns mitigation programs
Oversee Inventory Planning to ensure that our first print and reprint decisions effectively balance lower UBC’s against higher obsolete inventory risk. Also manage titles across the print-technology spectrum (offset, ink-jet web, ARP, POD and various retailer alternative inventory programs)
Work with Manufacturing to ensure that our printer production schedules, component banks, raw material purchases, in-warehouse dates, bindery shipments are tuned to minimize turn times on priority OSD and reprint titles while maintaining an orderly flow of production and mitigate obsolescence risks.
Oversee Print-On-Demand program and Overstock and Remainder programs

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

10+ years of experience in Supply chain management, with a strong preference for Trade Book Business experience
Outstanding ability to communicate and work effectively across organizational and geographic boundaries in very fluid situations
Strong aptitude in presenting the appropriate data in a well-defined format to the relevant stakeholders to support profitable business decisions.
Deep understanding of supply chain logistics, economics, tools, techniques and timelines
Superior organization skills with a strong attention to detail
Proven ability to balance multiple competing priorities and execute effectively under time pressure
Proficient in complex data pulls and analysis of large volumes of data in Excel and/or other analytic tools
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Job #:
23122
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