Inventory Manager, D2C New Releases

Warner Music Group | Nashville, TN

Posted here July 22

Job Description

We are Warner Music Group, home to a broad roster of new stars and legendary artists through a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and highly sought-after team at Warner-Elektra-Atlantic.

A little bit about our team:

Distribution Operations is responsible for all physical supply chain processes across the entirety of product lines under WEA Distribution.  The department’s core focus is to work cohesively with all WMG divisions and departments globally, as well as outside vendors, carriers, and label partners, to ensure that the highest quality of products are distributed to customers in a timely manner. Key functions shared by the Distribution Operations team include inventory management, manufacturing, order fulfillment, compliance, and logistics.

Why this could be your next big break:

The D2C (Direct to Consumer) Inventory Manager is the supply chain liaison between Merch Production and label personnel for all WEA distributed labels. You are at the forefront of product market integration, responsible for coordinating with internal and external teams to ensure our newest releases are readily available on street date. In addition, you are responsible for assisting the department Director with product identification for non-compliant inbound goods to ensure New Release “Merch” products are identified and received within WMAS Requirements. This role holds the critical link between physical goods and Ecommerce platforms.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Manage finished goods inventories for D2C New Release Merch products by assigning and monitoring Purchase Orders, and analyzing Sales vs. Inventory Reports.

  • Manage drop-ship invoicing of specific retail accounts that are shipped direct from print vendors.

  • Collaborate with Compliancy Director on specialty retail customer requirements.

  • Monitor D2C products for reduced sales and suggested deletion.

  • Pull weekly preorder list from Magento and collaborate with the team on cross-platform (retail vs. D2C) product issues.

  • Request Inventory Cycle Counts for audit and research purposes.

  • Help Director review t-shirt receipts daily match to open POs, investigate discrepancies with warehouse.

  • Act as Production, Manufacturing, and Label Liaison covering supply chain product related issues including but not limited to recalls, quality control, and deletions.

  • Research and manage product related issues, initiate changes or corrections for system maintenance required to resolve issues.

  • Assist department Director with MES Product Master review and activation process.

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

  • Possess strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills (Written and Oral).

  • Are efficient in Time Management, Planning, Prioritizing and Multitasking.

  • You have outstanding organization skills with ability to prioritize workload.

  • You are an independent decision maker.

  • You are research oriented, have an acute attention to detail, and stellar problem-solving skills.

  • You are a dedicated team player.

  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • You have 3+ years Inventory Management experience.

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • College Degree preferred

  • Thorough knowledge of our department, organization, and industry.

  • 2+ years Supply Chain or E-commerce experience.

View full listing and apply here.
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