Global Supply Chain Director

New York
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 20, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Other, Publishing
Full Time
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, or mail to: Human Resources; Cambridge University Press; 32 Avenue of the America; New York, NY 10013.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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