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Series Buyer - Continuations

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

Didcot, ENG, GB, OX11 0AE

Onsite or Remote:  Onsite
Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO International is the international operations group of EBSCO Information Services (EIS).  EIS provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases - all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team.  EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.



Role Purpose:

To work within a Purchasing environment, fulfilling customer orders to leading Global Academic Institutions and other educational establishments. To be part of a team liaising with publishers and distributors to proactively maintain series records and fulfil customer orders.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To establish and maintain print standing orders with publishers and distributors
  • To purchase on a timely basis (upon publication) series titles where standing orders cannot be established with suppliers
  • To research, set-up and maintain series records on the database
  • Manage the end-to-end process of buying series titles including handling the books on receipt and profiling
  • Liaising with colleagues from various teams on orders and updates
  • Chasing open purchase orders and updating systems as necessary


Job Specific Competencies (Experience and Knowledge):


  • PC literate with an understanding of Microsoft (Word, Excel and Access)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to a high level
  • Attention to detail, working in a logical, methodical manner



  • Experience of working within a purchasing or supply chain management environment
  • Experience of working with publishers, wholesalers and agents
  • Knowledge of one or more European languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian) desirable
  • Knowledge of bibliographic data and cataloguing
  • Degree level education (or equivalent)




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