Senior Director, Inventory - Publishing Operations

Senior Director, Inventory


In this role, the Senior Director of Inventory oversees and is responsible for all aspects of inventory management for Penguin Publishing Group. Aspects of initial publication through the complete lifecycle of a title are included. This encompasses maintaining overall inventory levels to company targets of order fill rate, inventory turn and obsolescence rates.  The position will also supervise a staff of 3-5 reports.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for and manages own list of titles from adult hardcover imprints
  • Analyzes daily/weekly POS information from accounts to determine if inventory on hand is sufficient to meet the anticipated demand for replenishment
  • Spearheads seasonal remainder and overstock reviews with publishers and coordinates the appropriate disposition (scrap, remainder, donation, etc), working in conjunction with warehouse staff
  • Initiate reviews of digitally printed titles to adjust for changes in sales pattern (ie: minimum order quantity and reorder point) as well as to change the digital print platform as necessary
  • Ensures component inventory at vendors is at appropriate levels to avoid unnecessary storage charges
  • Evaluate and adjust inventory policy and procedures in accordance with corporate targets
  • Review and assist staff with setting appropriate inventory levels by title
  • Works with staff to develop their  inventory knowledge and understanding of the marketplace
  • Acts as primary contact for warehouse management to provide operations support and acts as liaison to Sales, Finance & Publishing
  • Special projects as needed


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 5-7 years relevant experience with demonstrated leadership experience
  • A deep understanding of the publishing landscape, supply chain and marketplace (including accounts, point of sale trends, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of book manufacturing
  • Excellent communication skills


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary expectations.


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 130065

130065Penguin Random House LLC 

Date:  Apr 24, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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