Inventory Manager

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    £36,000 p.a.
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  • Closing Date:
    20 January 2022

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Inventory Manager

£36,000 p.a.


We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.


The Role


The purpose of this role is to manage the GPG (Global Product Group) Inventory team and ensure the accuracy and integrity of the stock holdings in the GPG warehouse locations.


The Inventory Manager role sits within Supply Chain and reports to the Senior Manager Logistics Business Analytics. Three Inventory Assistants report to the Inventory Manager. Supply Chain comprises Inventory Management, Freight Management and Trade Compliance who all collaborate to ensure a smooth supply chain.



There is a strong focus on teamwork and mentoring to enable the team to reach their full potential. This role entails managing a highly motivated team who takes pride in delivering work of a high standard.


The Inventory Manager must ensure that best practices are followed and that documentation is clear and up to date. An important part of the job is dealing with inventory queries from other departments efficiently to ensure accurate stock availability to customers.


You will also be required to suggest process improvements and undertake testing, training and implementation of new processes and functionality.  The key challenges in this role are dealing with non-conforming deliveries and working with other departments to eradicate these issues as well as ensuring that correct and compliant processes are followed at all times.  You will ensure excellent stock accuracy and no delays to stock availability



About you


You will have experience of leadership in Inventory /Supply Chain operational and management experience and will need to have good communication skills and enjoy working in a leadership role within a team. Good attention to detail is required and a flexible approach to working is necessary so that the needs of the business can be accommodated.

This position requires a highly experienced user of SAP (In particular S&D) with strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills as well as strong PC skills including MS Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).


The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.


The closing date for application is 20th January and interviews will take place as soon as possible.


Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.




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