Publishing Editor – Maths/Physics

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Our client, a leading Open Access Publisher, requires a new Publishing Editor with a background in Physical Sciences to form part of a new team in London.

If successful, you would be responsible for the success of a defined set of journals within Physical Sciences. The primary goal of this role will be to develop a close working relationship with members of the academic editorial boards to further develop the journals within the portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the key point of contact for your Chief and Academic Editors and build a close working relationship with them
  • Prioritise journals for development and create as well as implement a strategy plan
  • Ensure journals are represented in relevant indexing services and prepare journals for acceptance by additional services
  • Develop knowledge of the research areas of your portfolio and use this knowledge to actively identify journal development opportunities
  • Work alongside your Chief and Academic Editors to increase journal visibility, submissions, and reputation within the field
  • Increase visibility and citations through commissioning and appropriate marketing
  • Work with the Content Development team on Special Issues

Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years; experience in the publishing industry
  • Degree in a scientific discipline (Physical Sciences, computer science, mathematics or engineering background), further degree a plus
  • Knowledge of peer review and the publishing process
  • An interest in Open Access publishing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with attention to detail
  • A positive and proactive approach to problem-solving in daily tasks
  • Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • A high level of computer literacy
  • Experience of working in a startup and/or tech environment desirable

Managing Director

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Our client, a library SaaS company recently acquired by a global publisher, requires a new Managing Director to lead the business as they continue to grow in this exciting time of their development. 

You will be responsible for the demanding product development and sales plans as they continue to drive growth and marketing penetration.

The role will ideally be based in the Netherlands, but we will also consider UK candidates.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the development, execution and evolution of a business and technology strategy to differentiate core products from competitors.
  • Scope the future direction and potential for the business and build a business case for investment where appropriate.
  • Lead and motivate the team in pursuit of the product vision and strategic goals
  • Staff recruitment to grow the team in line with the strategic plan
  • Report business progress, plans and strategic advice to the board to provide an accurate view of the market, operations and business future
  • Responsible for budget and profitability
  • Responsible for a global sales strategy to grow market penetration & maintain customer retention
  • Deliver a product innovation program to substantially grow the offering over the next 5 years
  • Accountable for service delivery to customers
  • Oversee technology decisions and long-term technology strategy
  • Analyse problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth

Skills & Experience:

  • Leadership position for an early stage business
  • Commercial experience building a sales operation and a track record of sales success
  • Proven experience working with a SaaS business Proven experience working within a large organisation
  • Team player able to work with other parts of the wider business in a collaborative way
  • Willingness to travel globally
  • Experience working in the academic library business (not essential, but nice to have) 

UK Sales Account Manager – Healthcare

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Our client, a leading scientific publisher, requires a Sales Account Manager for the UK, ideally with a background in Healthcare/Medical .

This new business sales role will support the increasing demand the company has for its products. We require a dynamic and energetic sales manager covering the UK, ideally based in the South. You will be responsible for identifying and closing new healthcare business opportunities within the UK territory focussing on hospitals with a teaching status.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven enterprise sales experience with several years track record
  • Knowledge of the Healthcare market, or experience in selling Healthcare subscription solutions is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal are essential
  • Confident and able to deal with customers at all levels
  • Proven ability to build, develop and maintain a wide number of business relationships and leverage these to develop new opportunities
  • Commercially aware and with strong business acumen
  • Independent, highly motivated
  • Fluent in English, written, reading and spoken.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Willing and able to travel within the territory – 3 days per week. 

2x Territory Sales Director APAC

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Our client, a global healthcare information company, requires 2 new Territory Sales Director. One to cover China & Japan and the other to cover Indonesia.

Reporting to the established Australian office, we need a motivated sales professional that has a network dealing with the hospital and medical sector within the territory. You will be responsible for building up the company’s presence within the region, selling content licenses to hospitals, developing agent and distribution channels and create a long terms strategy for growth in the region. This is a new role for the company as they move into the APAC market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a robust strategic sales plan for the region.
  • Identify and recruit a network of distributors or agents in the region.
  • Take personal responsibility for larger Consortia and National deals
  • Act as the ambassador for the business across the territory.
  • Proactively develop new ideas to increase sales opportunities across the whole
  • Develop and maintain systems to support the sales process • Prepare sales reports and analysis for internal review
  • Travel to major conferences and sales visits as necessary

Skills & Experience:

  • University degree preferred
  • Extensive experience in healthcare/medical information within the region
  • Knowledge of hospital purchasing processes
  • Established network within the region, Ideally with a good network of agents and distributors.
  • Excellent negotiating, communication and presentation skills
  • Highly organised and detail oriented

Senior Publisher – Journals

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Our client, a leading STM publisher requires a new journals publisher reporting to the Associate Director. You will be a key member of the Publishing team, alongside three other Senior Publishers. You'll be responsible for the performance of a portfolio of journals which includes overseeing journals and commissioning strategy, managing resources and budgets, as well as line management of the journal’s portfolio team.

You will develop portfolio- and journal-level strategies and motivate the team to deliver the commissioning plans, achieving sustained growth and delivery of key targets. This will require advanced line management skills and the ability to forge a strong team-working ethos, whilst focusing on individual team member development. You will have responsibility for managing team member resource across your portfolio and will ensure that plans and activities are commercial and delivered in line with business strategy and budget.

To inform and support the development of the journal portfolio’s editorial strategies, you will manage and establish strong working relationships with the journals’ Editorial Boards and continuously develop links with the journals’ author communities through international conferences and institutional visits.

Skills & Experience:

  • A first degree or PhD
  • Physical or life science degree desirable
  • Significant STM Journals publishing experience
  • Extensive experience of managing and motivating a team
  • Experience of managing and maintaining financial budgets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A Collaborative approach to team management and to working with peers.