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Stock Controller

About Us

The Imports team is part of the Stock Planning Department within the Global Academic Division of OUP and is responsible for managing the division’s stock and data for all Imported, Journal and Commissioned products (print, Online and E-book). The Stock Planning Department teams ensure maximum availability of product lines whilst maintaining minimal stock levels by making accurate quantity, quality and profitability decisions.

About the Role

You will be working within a small team where a flexible approach towards workload is essential. Responsibilities include managing the availability of stock for an allocated group of titles. You will also be responsible for ensuring that data is correctly interpreted for all products and input into core systems so that accurate information is available to customers and OUP staff. Developing processes and gaining a solid understand of OUPs global products will be key to this role, along with the ability to implement new workflows quickly and efficiently to assist with the pace of change within the publishing industry.

The Stock Controllers primary focus is on stock management, ensuring availability in the US and UK markets. This role is based in the UK but will be essentially responsible for imported inventory management within the US warehouse. The stock controller will be required to evaluate data through a variety of programmes, systems and reports and use the data to manage the inventory to meet a range of KPI’s. The position requires good working relationships within the global stock planning teams and with the warehouse managers. The position will also provide backup to the other areas of the department as required.

About You

We are looking for a well organised candidate with some stock controller or demand planner experience. An interest in academic publishing and digital printing processes would be an advantage. The position requires computer literacy skills including some Excel and database knowledge. You will require an aptitude for learning new systems and a variety of processes. Applicants should consider themselves meticulous and able to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy. The successful candidate will need to possess confident communication skills, a positive attitude, and ability prioritise their own workloads. OUP and/or SAP experience is an advantage, but not essential as training will be provided.

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We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve, and encourage applications from people of all ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. 

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Global Academic
  • Department:
    Prod Stk Plan Inc Imports
  • Closing Date:
    24 February 2019
  • Salary:
    In the region of £22,000 dependent upon skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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