Associate Manager, Demand Planning

1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA Req #141
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Simon & Schuster is seeking an Associate Manager, Demand Planning.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing backlist inventory levels for the Adult Division imprints.
    • Review monthly sales title by title, make printing/pricing recommendations, prepare agenda, and hold weekly reprint meetings with Associate Publishers
    • Review and update the inventory system used to track backlist inventory and sales
    • Review daily large orders and make allocation and reprint recommendations
    • Review active reprints to ensure timely delivery and prioritization
    • Order priority reprints as needed
    • Send warehouse requests for inventory moves and dispositions
    • Create, update, review and send out daily and weekly inventory reports
    • Request updates and changes to title data with the Title Maintenance group

 ·         Managing frontlist demand planning responsibilities for an Adult Division imprint. 

  • Review and analyze sales estimates to set first print quantities
    • Follow up with Sales on missing orders prior to release
    • Monitor presales and orders to make adjustments to printings and allocations throughout the release process
    • Coordinate the release with Production and Transportation
    • Daily review of incoming orders for key accounts
    • Manage key titles post-release
  • Review and analyze sales data post release to make reprint decisions and allocation decisions
    • Create point of sale projections for key accounts
    • Make allocation recommendations
  • Inventory reviews
    • Weekly OSI title review
    • Monthly returns disposition reviews with Publisher
  • Maintain close relationship and communication flow with the Publishers




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Other details

  • Job Family Demand Planning
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $65,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $72,000.00
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  • 1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA