HarperCollins Publishers

Inventory Coordinator

Job Locations US-NJ-Monmouth Junction


We are currently seeking an Inventory Coordinator to provide support to the inventory management function for the Trade division – including maintaining optimal inventory levels, fill rates, and inventory turns, and keeping manufacturing costs in line with annual budgeted goals.



  • Analyzes rate of sales and inventory levels in order to estimate replenishment needs and resolve inventory-related issues as they arise.
  • Performs various analytical functions – e.g., compares actual release orders to sales projections for frontlist releases and assesses sell-through at account level to shipments.
  • Monitors and maintains warning levels in inventory planning system, factoring in lead times and minimum reprint quantities.  Orders reprints when conditions warrant.
  • Prepares and tracks bindery shipments to select customers.
  • Initiates warehouse work orders for various displays, promotions, and stock maintenance.
  • Maintains and distributes weekly reprint log.
  • In a support capacity, prepares accurate material for weekly Operations meetings and follows up on decisions and action plans.
  • Interfaces with financial, editorial, production, sub rights, sales, and warehouse personnel on inventory-related matters.
  • Responsible for several weekly administrative departmental tasks.  This includes POS data compilation for Hot Title review as well as customer on-hand inventory figures for review by senior management.


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with publishing industry or inventory management required (title will be based on relevant experience)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities while under pressure
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access
  • College Degree required or equivalent work experience

About HarperCollins


HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog 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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