Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) (www.meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
Meredith's National Media Group reaches more than 175 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including over 80 percent of U.S. millennial women. Meredith is a leader in creating content across media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas such as entertainment, food, lifestyle, parenting and home. Meredith is the No. 1 magazine operator in the U.S., and owner of the largest premium content digital network for American consumers. Meredith’s leading national brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Allrecipes, REAL SIMPLE, Southern Living and Martha Stewart Living. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. and at walmart.com. Meredith’s National Media Group also includes leading affinity marketer Synapse, and The Foundry, the company's state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio.
The Supply Chain Analyst is responsible for the distribution and logistics of 4 Weekly magazine titles manufactured at multiple printing plants. The SCM role interacts with Meredith magazine production teams, transportation vendors, print manufacturing personnel, national retail distribution and wholesale distribution partners, United States Postal System operations personnel and other Time Inc. Central Production group employees on a regular basis. He/She is also expected to supervise the team of 4 members.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Creating distribution plans for the Weekly magazine titles
- Managing weekly plant production schedule to meet delivery requirements
- Managing transportation vendors including negotiating rates, service levels and approving invoices
- Reporting / resolving issues with USPS deliveries and operations
- Identifying cost savings through routing schemes, alternative carriers, load planning, and postal entry point changes, etc.
- Identifying and implementing distribution plans that improve newsstand and subscriber delivery timeliness
- Leading various distribution team optimization initiatives / studies
The SCM position requires highly developed analytical, project management, oral and written communications and both team and independent work skills. The successful individual must have the ability to build effective working relationships across numerous internal and external groups and possess a strong customer focus orientation. The ability to think clearly under pressure and to act decisively is essential to this position.
A college degree in Logistics / Distribution and/or a minimum of 3-4 years industry work experience in distribution, logistics or postal operations is preferred. Advanced excel skills are required.