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Publication or Company Cambridge University Press
Job Title Global Supply Chain Director
Industry Book Publishing, Non-profit, Other Publishing, Teaching/Academia
Salary Competitive
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Cambridge University Press seeks a Global Supply Chain Director to manage the overall supply chain for the Academic publishing list, with a view to ensuring the delivery of physical product to distribution centres and customers in the most cost effective, quality appropriate and timely manner. Some travel will be required for this role, at approximately 4 weeks per year.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:
Develop and enhance the structures, functions and processes of the UK and US Supply Chain groups to ensure that practices keep pace with a fast-changing environment.
Source suppliers for the physical manufacture of books and journals to defined quality standards and budgets.
Define and deliver a supply chain strategy for the business in line with business objectives and processes across the Academic group.
Develop and maintain good relationships with supply chain providers (which may cover print and digital supply chain).
Manage the global Academic print procurement budget within this defined strategy.
Act as a key appointment within the Academic management team, this role is intended to take on the overall running of the global supply chain function, as well as supporting the Global Production Director in the delivery of strategic projects.
Work closely with the Journals Production Director, the Global Content Production Director, Academic Books, and colleagues in Operations, Editorial, Sales and Marketing, Inventory and Stock Management, Customer Services, and IT, to drive the business forward in line with the overall strategy of the Academic group.
Drive change through the business, to cultures, systems, functions and roles, structures, and operations and business processes.
Develop the skills and abilities of their team, planning training and performance review criteria, and ensuring the department is future-proofed and able to respond to changing market demands and technological change.

Qualified candidates must possess:
A combination of strong numerical and analytical skills, operational abilities, and strong management and leadership skills.
Procurement experience, ideally in publishing, is required, including knowledge of current and forthcoming print technologies and suppliers.
Excellent supplier contacts and industry awareness
Experience of print procurement in a publishing environment, and/or with SAP is preferred

Cambridge offers rewarding career opportunities with competitive salaries and excellent benefits in a positive and supportive environment. For consideration, please forward cover letter with salary requirements and resume to newyorkjobs@cambridge.org, or mail to: Human Resources; Cambridge University Press; 32 Avenue of the America; New York, NY 10013.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
About Our Company Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, one of the worlds leading research institutions. It is the oldest publisher and printer in the world, having been operating continuously since 1584.

We aim to further, through publication and printing, the University of Cambridge's own objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide. Today, this transformative mission is realized through our commitment to innovation and enterprise, placing us at the cutting-edge of electronic delivery in a world that looks increasingly to digital content and networked access not only to books and journals but to a range of other pedagogic services.

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