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Date:  May 2, 2024



Remote, MA, US, 01938

Onsite or Remote:  Remote
Company Name:  GOBI

EBSCO Information Services (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, MA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. 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.




Your Opportunity

In this remote position as a Buyer with the GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO team, you will play a key role in successfully supporting our academic library customers in building their collection of both print and digital books.


What You’ll Do

  • Build and maintain relationships with external suppliers (publishers).
  • Ensure complete coverage of frontlist and forthcoming titles for assigned publishers as part of GOBI’s Approval Plan Service.
  • Understand and monitor the business landscape for new content of interest to our customer base that could supplement approval plan coverage.
  • Review sales performance of publishers and support updating vendors included in approval plan service. 
  • Monitor for publisher-related changes such as distribution, location, business status, etc. and take action to incorporate in GOBI’s system.
  • Support contract labor team through training, mentorship, and auditing.
  • Build and maintain critical working knowledge of operations and systems.
  • Effectively query and analyze database tables to support business needs.


Your Team

You will be welcomed as a member of the book purchasing and order management team (a team of about 10 people). Our team enjoys the flexibility and greater work-life balance working remotely offers. There will be ample resources, tools, training, and support to ensure your success as a Buyer and your development and career growth at EIS.


About You

  • 2+ years’ experience in operations, purchasing, order management, or similar.
  • Solid communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience working with external partners.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Access and Excel


What sets you apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with the Bookselling or Publishing industry
  • Experience with Workflow Management Systems.
  • Drive for continuous improvement, self-managing, and ability to implement change.
  • Record of success applying technology to forecast product demand, manage inventory, or similar business applications.
  • Participation in quality control and auditing.


Our Offer to You:

Target Annual Compensation Range: $48,260 - $68,945


The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors including your skills, qualifications, education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location.


EBSCO provides a generous benefits program including  

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance and Flexible spending accounts  
  • Retirement Savings Plan  
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Mentoring program 
  • And much more! Check it out here: 


We work hard to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage everyone at EBSCO to bring their authentic selves to work every day.  We have a wide representation of employee resource groups.  To learn more, visit 


The EBSCO Way 

At EBSCO, our culture is defined by ten guiding principles. We put our customers first, and we're always looking for ways to innovate and improve. We make decisions based on facts, communicate openly, and hold ourselves accountable for results. Trust, respect, and care for each other are essential to how we work. Every day, our actions and teamwork shape who we are as a company. To learn more about our culture, visit    







We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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