Catalog Specialist – Corporate Office (Full-time)

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Department:

Course Materials Research Team

Reports to:

Director of Course Material Research

Location:

Corporate Office, Marion Indiana

General Job Description:

Responsible for preparing all required course materials for the purchasing process.  This includes maintaining course material catalogs for assigned accounts, communicating both internally and externally to problem-solve, and customizing research per need to ensure those catalogs are accurate and up to date.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, monitor, evaluate, and maintain the accuracy of course material information within a database
  • Contact suppliers via written, verbal, and electronic communications in order to garner the necessary information
  • Assess potential sourcing issues for adopted course materials and work with multiple teams and internally to find viable alternatives
  • Interact with store managers and school curriculum contacts concerning textbook issues by means of verbal and written communications
  • Maintain awareness and understanding of any important dates and deadlines
  • Complete research for special projects or requests
  • Meet weekly with Title Research team to discuss upcoming strategies, review progress past week, and problem-solve obstacles of specific tasks
  • Meet weekly with Procurement team to discuss upcoming tasks and goals

Skills / Qualifications preferred:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and generate alternative solutions
  • Must be able to work well within a team atmosphere
  • Candidate must be organized, self-motivated, and goal-oriented
  • Must be proficient in moderate level computer skills, with a working knowledge of MS Office Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to multitask, assess priorities, give precise attention to detail, and manage competing deadlines

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills requirements of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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