Inventory Manager

  • Operations
  • Washington , United States

Inventory Manager

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing non-profit organization developing world class curricula for grades PK-12, is seeking an Inventory Manager to join our mission-driven team of professionals. At Great Minds, we believe every child is capable of greatness. Our mission is to ensure all students have access to a quality education and the full range of liberal arts and sciences.  


Company Profile
Founded in 2007, Great Minds is a rapidly growing DC-based non-profit operating nationwide that develops world-class curricula for grades PK-12. Our mission is to ensure all students have access to a quality education in the full range of the liberal arts and sciences.
In 2010, Great Minds published the Common Core Curriculum Maps for ELA. The success of the ELA offering was followed by being awarded 3 contracts to develop a Pre K-12 math curriculum for the New York State Education Department.  Great Minds owns this curriculum, which is now widely used throughout the US as Eureka Math.  Great Minds presently employs more than 200 people.
Great Minds’ business model has moved from grant and contract solicitation to direct revenue generation over the last 3 years. This model shift has produced consistent 20+% revenue growth year over year, in large part due to the success of Eureka Math. Great Minds recent release of Wit & Wisdom, their K-8 ELA curriculum, has already gained early adoption in the marketplace. With the imminent publication of core curricula in additional subjects, the company’s business model continues to evolve to sustain its steady and rapid growth. 
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Key Responsibilities:

Provides day-to-day purchasing and inventory management support for our primary print and fulfillment vendor, identifies print options and recommendations for prototypes, renegotiates existing contracts to improve cost/quality, and works cross-functionally to bring new and existing products seamlessly into production. This person will gain a detailed understanding of our curricula including all components and ways in which they are sold.


Reports to the Vendor Contracts Manager with oversight of the following duties:

Manages print run quantities for all printed curricula in a high-growth, seasonal environment
Analyzes inventory on hand and projected sales using an excel based inventory management tool to determine needed print runs/inventory buying
Analyzes needed inventory data in conjunction with tiered discount structure to recommend and justify specific print run quantities
Presents findings to management for approval
Ordering of print products via purchase order and applicable receiving to ensure delivery schedule requirements are achieved

Performs inventory transactions such as scrap and spoilage and warehouse moves in Intacct, our financial system
Monitors inventory levels in Intacct and compares to actual inventory at our vendor to identify discrepancies.  Performs research to determine reason for discrepancies and recommends appropriate corrective actions.
Ensures proper addition of new products to Intacct.
Manages purchases for other products as needed by the organization
Audits invoices against contracts and purchase orders to ensure accuracy
Resolves purchase order and billing discrepancies with the requester or vendor
Conducts evaluations of existing and potential vendors
Effectively builds and maintains strong business relationships with suppliers
Evaluates and researches options for the purchasing and fulfillment of non-Great Minds created portions of the curricula (in-sourcing vs out-sourcing)
Negotiates with vendors for price, quality, timeliness and other factors
Preparation of RFI, RFQ, and RFPs as necessary (both formal and informal) to include:
Requirements gathering from stakeholders
Research of potential respondents
Writing of RFI/RFQ/RFP documents
Issuance and gathering of results
Creation of scorecard/selection criteria
Presentation of results and recommendations to stakeholders
Location: Washington DC near the Navy Yard Metro
Excellent benefits package.  




Please apply on our Careers page: https://greatminds.recruitee.c... If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.