New Curriculum, Inventory Manager

Job Description:

Amplify builds innovative and compelling digital educational products that empower teachers and students across the country. We have a long history as the leading innovator in K-12 education - and have been described as the best tech company in education and the best education company in tech.

While others try to shrink the learning experience into the technology, we use technology to expand what is possible in real classrooms with real students and teachers.

Amplify works with educators across the country - and about 2 million students. Although we're a technology company, we don't believe that our work is over the moment a teacher has a new software license. Instead, it's just beginning - we work side-by-side with educators and school leaders, fitting our products into the lived reality of classrooms and schools.

Amplify Education is looking for a talented and motivated Inventory Manager to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is organized and responsible, with a keen sense of leadership. We are seeking someone with a successful background in inventory management, data analysis, reporting and strategic planning.

Responsibilities:

Optimize supply chain

  • Optimize the kit supply chain, maximizing for flexibility, turn and profitability
  • Collaborate with the Sales, Implementation and Product teams to manage optimal flow of receipts, inventory and operations from vendor to customer
  • Work closely with vendors to optimize supply chain and reduce end to end development lead times; review invoices from vendors and reconcile discrepancies
  • Ensuring product stock is adequate for all distribution channels and can cover direct demand from customers

Reporting

  • Identify and report on objectives and key results to management; recommend improvement opportunities based on analysis
  • Identify risks and opportunities in the supply chain; propose and execute risk mitigation strategies and issue resolutions
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with stakeholders about new kit availability

Forecasting

  • Create timely and accurate forecasts for kits leveraging historical data, collaborating with Sales, Marketing, and Implementation for additional information about the pipeline, and analyzing shipment history; work closely with Implementation team and vendors to ensure sufficient inventory levels throughout the school year
  • Prepare and review monthly inventory forecasts with related analysis; reconcile forecasted kits and financials and identify improvement opportunities to streamline forecast inputs
  • Drive improvements to in-stock kit and material levels, inventory planning, and vendor operational improvement
  • Provide Sales and Implementation management with forecasting for large customers and key account needs
  • Become the subject matter expert on fluctuations in inventory across the school year and advise the Sales and Implementation teams on planning for it

Troubleshooting

  • Communicate with Sales and Implementation teammates about out of stock and replacement materials
  • Manage resolution of internally-reported and customer-identified kit issues, working with Implementation, Curriculum teammates and vendors to resolve them

Initiatives

  • Drive initiatives to improve process, efficiency, in-stock rates, margins and revenue, leveraging data
  • Lead select supply chain projects from start to finish, managing detailed project plans / implementation roadmap and transitioning to owners
  • Partner with Curriculum and Product teammates to make future kit composition decisions and influence ultimate product

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated analytical, strategic and creative problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications

  • Supply chain and or planning experience
  • Ability to write SQL
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Enthusiastic self-starter, ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the products and inventory
  • Ability to think and react in a high energy and fast paced environment.
  • Passion for sharing findings and actionable insights
  • Collaborative and excited to work with many different teams across the company
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.


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