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Senior Analyst, Inventory Planning (Reports to Manager)

The Senior Analyst, Inventory Planning, will team with the Manager, Inventory Planning and Associate Director, Finance and Inventory Management, in the management of inventory purchase decisions for all Trade-parented product, both frontlist and backlist. This individual will gather, analyze, review and summarize key data elements and create appropriate reports for assessing print decisions across the business. The Senior Analyst will provide financial analysis with regard to the impact of various inventory decisions, as well as provide support in terms of managing inventory reduction processes through Hurt, Remainder and related initiatives. Among the responsibilities for this position are the following:


1) Support Manager, Inventory Planning, in managing to optimal inventory levels while minimizing cost of product

2) Drive preparation of key reports, including:
     a. Analysis/summaries for first print meeting
     b. Analysis/summaries for backlist planning meeting
     c. Golden Title summaries
     d. Inventory status summaries

3) Manage Hurt/Remainder program 

     a. Identify eligible titles
     b. Assess financial implications of sale
     c. Work with accounting/royalties to ensure proper reporting
     d. Propose titles for destruction, as needed

4) Provide business analysis as needed to categorize and evaluate inventory levels and opportunities

5) Liaise with Operations and Supply to help balance stock require


Experience & Skills:

• 3+ years experience in an inventory or supply role preferred
• BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance a plus
• Previous experience in publishing/media a plus
• Strong analytical capabilities
• Must be able to meet schedules/firm deadlines and make quick decisions under pressure
• Must be able to work with and across all levels of management
• Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to explain and simplify financial concepts
• Proficient in MS Office
• Excellent financial modeling skills
• Knowledge of Essbase Reporting, JD Edwards, and other financial systems a plus
• Ability to independently organize and lead meetings

This position is a part of the Trade Finance organization and as a result, candidate should ideally have an interest in and knowledge of finance and accounting concepts


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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