Trade Book Purchasing Coordinator

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  • Remote job

Trade Book Purchasing Coordinator

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Purchasing Assistant to help in the daily communications and support in their trade publishing and educational business. Ideal candidates will have data entry, purchasing, inventory, and logistics experience.



Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


  • Data entry into multiple systems.
  • Responsible for entering and tracking both overseas and domestic purchase orders.
  • Oversee and ensure the timely delivery of shipments for approximately 300 titles annually.
  • Act as a liaison between the operations/logistics team, our warehouse, and vendors.
  • Create, run, format, and distribute reports on order tracking, inventory, etc.
  • Execute new vendor set-up process and ensure they are set up in a timely manner.
  • Other duties may be assigned, directed or requested. 



  • Demonstrated problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including advanced experience with Excel. Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
  • Post-high school education or equivalent business experience.
  • 2-3 years’ work experience functioning at an intermediate clerical level.
  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Must have clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess analytical and mathematical ability.
  • Employee must be able to use common sense to solve problems. 


  • Full-time
  • Pay based on experience

This role can be performed anywhere in the US with the exception of Colorado

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices