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19 March 2018
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Morgan Healey Retained Assignment

Our client, a leading global academic publisher, requires a Global Publishing Director / Managing Director based in Europe. In this key role you will be responsible for meeting and exceeding the company’s budgeted targets on publications: books and journals. Enhancing brand recognition and reputation.

Key Tasks:

  • Developing and driving the profitability of the Global Publishing Program and operational management of the editorial teams in the European office.
  • Increasing the profitability of the European business unit, by engineering the profit margin across the publishing subjects.
  • Ensuring that the brand and reputation of the Publisher is one of excellence within the social sciences and humanities. Developing new publishing lists in trending academic research fields.
  • Leading and positioning the company to be a leading open access publisher, especially as a solutions provider for institutions transitioning to open access.

Skills / Experience:

  • PhD in Social Sciences and Humanities or another University degree 
  • Proven record of success in senior level management in the industry
  • At least five/ten year’s senior level experience of management of people and resources
  • A wide knowledge and understanding of the publishing industry
  • An understanding of financial management and wider management principles and techniques
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) in English / German.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with excellent organizational skills
  • Project management experience

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