Career Corner: A March Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

Julia Graeper  //  Mar 8, 2017

Career Corner: A March Roundup of Scholastic Jobs

This month, Scholastic has some new job postings highlighted as part of our regular "Career Corner" series. Perhaps you'd be the right fit for one! As always, you can also check our LinkedIn page and our careers site. (Also: check out our Talent Network! See the note at the bottom of this post.)

Featured Jobs for March

  • Director Non-Book Planning & Production
  • Senior Manager, Customer Credit (Secaucus, NJ)
  • QE Lead
  • Enterprise Applications Architect 

Director Non-Book Planning & Production

Scholastic’s manufacturing team currently has an opening for a Director, Non-Book Planning & Production to oversee the development of non-book, toy, and novelty products. This position will be responsible for defining specifications for products and communicating to vendors, analyzing costs and prototypes, offer production solutions that maintain creative and quality standards, and optimizing cost-efficiency. The Director will work closely with Pre-Production, Procurement, Supply Chain, and Scholastic Businesses to prioritize title lists and ensure that products are completed and shipped in time to meet deadlines. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and supervise a team that is cross trained to develop and estimate both book and novelty products

  • Evaluate and restructure current estimating workflow and team as needed, based upon feedback from Management and Businesses

  • Define specifications for novelty product and communicate to vendors for competitive bidding. Analyze costs and prototypes and award work accordingly

  • Liaise on projects with designers and editors, offering production solutions that maintain creative and quality standards while optimizing cost-efficiency

  • Participate in RFPs as a stakeholder

  • Monitor metrics of master schedules and track deviations. Identify issues, work to resolve and share with Businesses and Management on a regular basis

  • Work directly with Preproduction, Procurement, Supply, Logistics, Scholastic Businesses and vendors to prioritize title lists and ensure that products are completed and shipped in time to meet end use dates

  • Perform financial and statistical analysis to develop purchasing profiles and bid proposals

To view the complete job description, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Senior Manager, Customer Credit (Secaucus, NJ)

Reporting to the Director, Global Treasury, the Senior Manager, Customer Credit will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company’s customer open account credit exposures and establishing a robust framework for identifying and quantifying customer credit risk.

This position is primarily responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the customer credit and risk strategy and policy framework for the company’s operations.

The objective of the role is to optimize customer credit risk and ensure implementation of risk policies. To own and manage the independent customer credit/risk function across the full spectrum ranging from credit line origination to remedial management.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assist with identifying credit exposures in long term agreements and other vendor/supplier contracts
  • Recommend changes in credit policy/credit scoring metrics to senior management Coordinate periodic credit reviews with the Company’s Risk Management Forum
  • Help design and implement processes to improve cashflow and reduce receivables
  • Participate in other corporate treasury key projects and initiatives, including analyzing the potential impact of credit exposures on the Company’s cash flow targets, as well as supporting other areas of Treasury’s financial risk management functions – foreign exchange, interest rate, and insurance-related exposures.

To view the complete job description, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

QE Lead 

The Quality Engineering Lead (QE Lead) will be responsible for designing, creating and maintaining automated test scripts that will be used to validate the quality of software applications. With guidance from Quality leadership, the QE Lead will drive the test strategy for validating new applications, or changes to existing applications.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Collaborate closely with business partners, engineers, business analysts, product owners and other team members to determine appropriate acceptance criteria for all changes (new features as well as updates)
  • Drive Quality delivery on projects and implement best practices throughout the project lifecycle
  • Be accountable for driving and delivering quality outcomes that balance technical and business goals
  • Be responsible for reviewing unit test coverage implemented by engineers so as to inform QE test strategy
  • Be responsible for designing and implement automated tests based on the agreed-upon acceptance criteria. The QE Lead may work with other automated test engineers for this
  • Be responsible for setting up the execution of automated tests as needed, via Continuous Integration (CI) tools, etc.

To view the complete job description, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

Enterprise Applications Architect

The Enterprise Application Architect will play an essential role in a major technology transformation being undertaken by Scholastic.

This person will provide enterprise-wide leadership on application development and integration, as well as deep involvement in the design and development of core applications and platforms that are key areas for digital engagement with students and teachers. The ability to work both broadly at the enterprise level as well as deeply within a specific domain is key.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide architectural leadership on the development of custom software, adoption of open source applications, selection of packaged and SaaS applications, and integration of applications with other systems and the overall enterprise.

  • Connect application architecture to the business needs of the company by working closely with business leaders.

  • Build and maintain the current-state and future-state applications architecture views for the enterprise.

  • Deliver various artifacts as part of the enterprise application architecture, including implementation models, technology matrices, communications diagrams, application use-case diagrams, migration/distribution diagrams, etc.

To view the complete job description, including additional responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here.

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Whether you choose to apply to a specific role today or just leave your information for future opportunities, we look forward to staying connected with you!

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