Job opening detail :
Inventory Manager
posted: Sept. 14, 2021
Offered by:
Little Bee Books
Health; Dental; 401K; 401K Employer Match, Vision, Life Insurance, PTO
Full Time
New York, NY
Little Bee Books is looking for an Inventory Manager for all imprints including Little Bee Books, BuzzPop, and Yellow Jacket. We are a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees of all ages. Little Bee Books offers an inspired selection of board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, middle grade fiction, graphic novels, and more. Our goal is simple – make great books and have fun doing it. A role at Little Bee Books is an opportunity to be a part of something unique!

The Inventory Manager will maintain adequate levels of inventory to meet daily sales demands, minimize excess supply, maintain annual inventory budgets, and assist in inventory accounting across all three imprints.

*This position is temporarily remote and will be based full-time out of our New York City offices.

• Monitor sales and inventory levels and replenish stock as needed for over 1,300 + titles
• Forecast supply and demand across all titles to ensure future stock availability.
• Manage inventory deposition, refurbishment, and hurt rules and processes.
• Perform regular stock checks and resolve inconsistencies with the warehouse and management.
• Coordinate inventory initial print run solicitation process.
• Manage biweekly reprint inventory meeting.
• Issue RFQs to production and run reprint title P&Ls.
• Communicate with freight forwarder and warehouse to make sure deliveries arrive as scheduled.
• Assist with seasonal remainder and overstock lists for review.
• Assist in daily and month-end inventory accounting including posting receiving, adjustment, reconciliation, and other entries.
• Coordinate with finance, editorial, production, sales, and warehouse personnel on inventory-related matters.
• Review and develop workflow process to improve efficiencies and productivity.
• Create and maintain schedules and status reports.
• Comply with financial and other company accounting/fiscal practices.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
• 5+ years progressively responsible in inventory role in the book publishing.
• Direct experience overseeing book inventory processes in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
• Ability to turn loosely defined requirements into initiatives with a measurable outcome and a proven track record of successful project execution.
• Experience operating workflow management systems.
• Ability to solve difficult and complex issues.
• Solid people and team management experience and the ability to establish and maintain productive relationships across a range of functional, professional, and cultural backgrounds.
• Excellent critical, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Highly organized and detail oriented.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Strong experience managing vendor performance and relationships.
About Our  
About Little Bee Books: Little Bee Books, the company’s eponymous imprint, is dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun children’s books for busy little bees ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more. For more information, please visit

About BuzzPop: BuzzPop, an imprint of Little Bee Books, creates media and licensing books designed to bring the very best of pop culture, favorite brands, and media tie-ins to fans of all ages. With a list including bilingual Disney books, a full line of L.O.L. Surprise! titles, and Crayola coloring and activity books, as well as publishing programs featuring boundary-breaking social media influencers such as Meredith Foster and Karina Garcia, BuzzPop is devoted to creating empowering and diverse books for everyone. For more information, please visit

About Yellow Jacket: Yellow Jacket, an imprint of Little Bee Books, publishes middle grade and young adult series and standalone titles for ages 8 and up, covering an array of genres including humor, historical fiction, magical realism, coming-of-age stories, graphic novels, and much more. For more information, please visit

Little Bee Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, alienage, disability, age or perceived age, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, partnership status, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, and benefits.
Please apply by sending your resume to and listing the position you are applying for in the subject line. Please be sure to note your salary expectations. We would love to hear more about you and your passion for our company so please feel free to send a letter, video, comic monologue, or whatever best showcases you.
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