HarperCollins Publishers

Paper Procurement Associate

US-NJ-Monmouth Junction


This position is located in our Princeton, NJ office.


HarperCollins Publishers is seeking a Paper Procurement Associate. In this role, you will be responsible for paper procurement and inventory management. A background in planning, forecasting and scheduling the purchase of paper or other products is required. Must thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a strong eye for detail, enjoy multitasking and work well with others to be successful in this role.


  • Work alongside the Paper procurement leader to meet needs of several publishing divisions
  • Manage a variety of inventory levels, research history of orders and past usages
    • Review stocking list daily to maintain acceptable inventory levels.
    • Raise awareness of any concerns

  • Cut accurate PO’s utilizing Harper’s oracle based system, JDE
    • Accuracy of PO’s is essential for success
    • Follow up on rush and open orders
    • Expedite and follow-up of purchase orders to ensure accurate and timely deliveries.
    • Assist Accounts Payable/Receiving to resolve invoice issues
  • Work closely with production teams and suppliers
    • Field paper inquiries from Production team members to meet paper requirements for printing books.
    • Foster strong relationships with key suppliers to assess risk, review future strategies and identify potential cost reduction and improvement opportunities
    • Assist in resolution of quality paper issues with suppliers

  • Adhere to all company and departmental policies, procedures and ensure compliance.
    • Manage quarterly paper testing program


  • 3 or more years’ experience in purchasing/procurement, book manufacturing experience a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and JDE/Oracle knowledge
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Eye for detail and accuracy of information
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Works well with others; professionalism and courtesy a must
  • Strong Sense of urgency, ability to prioritize work.

About the Company:


HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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