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Inventory Assistant, Hachette UK

What we offer 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a group-wide Inventory team on some of Hachette’s biggest divisions and authors. You’ll engage with the stock control of a huge range of titles and lists, from language learning titles to massive frontlist fiction from Martina Cole and Stephen King.

We offer a collaborative, focused environment within an enthusiastic and innovative team. As part of Hachette, you will have access to competitive benefits, an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.

Who we are and what we do 

The Inventory team sits in the wider Group Operations team, which provides sales support, data analysis, and stock management for Hachette’s seven major and award-winning trade publishing divisions, Little Brown, Hodder & Stoughton, Orion, Headline, John Murray Press, Quercus, and Hachette Children’s Group.

Across these divisions Hachette publishes some of the most prestigious authors in the world, including Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, Stephen King, Enid Blyton, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer. 

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be assisting the divisional inventory managers in ensuring stock availability and a consistent inventory management approach is applied across divisions, using data and analysis to maintain appropriate levels of stock, liaising with third parties such as warehouses and printers, and be the first point of contact for internal and external inventory queries. You’ll be responsible for inputting Print Instructions in Biblio and updating other relevant information when a print decision has been made, as well as other ad hoc projects and reporting as required. 

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for an organized and highly numerate candidate with excellent attention to detail; someone who is process-driven and methodical, with good communication and relationship-building skills. You must be knowledgeable about and interested in books. You will need to be good or very good at Excel, and ideally have prior experience of Biblio and/or SAP.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

Closing date: 31st July 2020

Salary: £23,000 – £25,000 dependent on experience

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