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Publishing Distribution and Inventory Manager
Association for Talent Development
Alexandria, VA
Date Posted
The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. These professionals take the knowledge, skills, and abilities of others and help them achieve their full potential.

We equip our members with a variety of resources, and one type of resource is books (eBooks and traditional books), which are sold in physical stores and on our online store. We need an expert to come in and run the full spectrum of the book distribution process.


Will manage day-to-day distribution operations and inventory for ATD’s publishing division, including:

Oversight and relationship responsibility for ATD’s multiple product and metadata distribution channels to include direct to customer sales, Amazon, trade distributors, special sales, and international distributors.
Ensuring ATD has the correct quantity of stock based on sales data from the various channels, with a focus on minimizing warehousing, fulfillment, and shipping expenses.

Overseeing management of on-site conference bookstores, including inventory selections and event management.

Providing guidance when choosing print vendors and establishing new product pricing to ensure profitable margins.

Collaborating with marketing department, ensuring front and backlist products have maximum audience exposure.


2 years related experience in the publishing industry

Related degree (business, management, publishing, etc.)

Self-starter who is comfortable owning projects
Demonstrated and quantifiable successes in leading the distribution process

Demonstrated experience and proficiency working in complex databases

Highly attentive to detail, with above-average analytical and communication skills

Experience in associations is a plus

ATD provides an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Located within blocks of the King Street metro in Old Town, ATD helps with transportation costs (parking is free).

We appreciate all of our applicants, but are unable to return phone calls and emails requesting details on the status of applications or the position. Applicants who bypass the recruitment process are not considered.

ATD is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Race/Gender/Disabled/Veterans), and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Join the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations and make a difference in your world.

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