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Date: Feb 16, 2017

Location: Westminster, MD, US, 21157

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 4183 

The Westminster Operations Center located in Carroll County, Maryland (30 minutes from the greater Baltimore area) has a great opportunity for a driven, self-motivated individual to be part of our project team.  This unique position involves collaborating with people at all levels within the organization in support of our objective to strengthen the world’s largest general trade book publisher by having the best supply chain the publishing industry.   Some recent projects include developing distribution network models for $90M fulfillment operation, installing a tilt tray sortation system and constructing a 365k square foot building.  This position offers tremendous opportunity for growth while learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry’s leading supply chain.


Cultural fit is essential.  A resourceful, detail-oriented individual that is motivated by team success over individual success and has strong communication skills, proficient organizational skills and effective time management skills will be very successful in this role.  If you prefer routine and repetition, this is not the position for you.  No two days are ever the same. 


This specific position includes leading complex operational analyses as well as managing a variety of high profile projects that span all aspects of the supply chain.  The ideal candidate must demonstrate exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.  Previous experience pulling large data sets, analyzing and summarizing the data to present the key finding in a clear and concise manner is a must.  Excellent PC skills to include Microsoft Office Suite are required, including experience creating data extraction reports and using complex formulas in Excel and/or Access.


The ability to lead cross functional project teams with diverse areas of focus across departments and facilities as well as different levels throughout the organization is critical.  Being able to correlate the project details to the overall supply chain initiatives and business objectives is essential.  Projects may require working in the warehouse, developing flow charts, creating and testing system enhancements and training others.  Projects range from creating distribution network models and budgeting models to installing conveyance systems and new material handling equipment.  Past experiences with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Warehouse and/or Transportation Management Systems and databases are fundamental.


Job requirements:

  • College degree plus 4 - 6 years of work experience, or equivalent work experience in supply chain, industrial engineering, or logistics
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to lead various size cross functional projects
  • Ability to train others
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Excellent PC Skills to include Microsoft Office Suite
  • Past experiences with systems (ERP, WMS, TMS, etc.) and databases
  • Some travel required




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, Fodor’s, 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.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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