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CBS Corporation Publishing Operations and Reprint Controller in London, United Kingdom

Publishing Operations and Reprint Controller

REF#: 33720

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: London, United Kingdom


Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.


Reporting to the Publishing Operations Manager, your role will include monitoring stock levels on all children’s title orders ensuring maximum availability on front and backlist titles, hitting key delivery dates and ensuring costs are met. This role will involve working with both publishing and warehouse systems and leading meetings associated with the management of our Children’s front and backlist titles. You will also be working alongside the Colour Production Manager, managing reprints. The post holder will work closely with other key aspects of the business and our warehouse.

The post holder will manage the full end to end production of reprints for full colour Children’s titles including co-editions, having responsibility for managing stock levels, maintaining availability, KPI reporting and making decisions on initial orders and managing the life cycle of a book across the Children’s list; and also managing the shipping of backlist full colour titles.


The candidate will have experience in Publishing Operations including the following areas:

Inventory management; logistics; supply chain; stock control.

Full colour Production work; negotiating prices; shipping

You must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. You will enjoy working within a small, hard-working team, and will have excellent administration, organisation and time management skills. You will have an eye for detail and possess first rate data analysis skills along with the acumen to make sound independent decisions. Commercial awareness, with a "can do" positive attitude is essential along with the ability to multi-task effectively.

Closing Date: 26 April 2019


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