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Country Manager – Japan

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Salary: On Application 

Our client, a global scientific society, requires a new Country Manager (Publishing) for Japan to support and implement strategic objectives to develop new opportunities and build new strategic relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the best authorship and readership for our journals and books in Japan, through personal contact, commissioning, attendance at conferences, etc
  • Support the implementation of our publishing plans in Japan, in association with the Executive Editors, Books Commissioning Editors, Publishers and Editorial Boards
  • Develop the Japanese membership of Editorial and Advisory Boards and Scientific/Associate Editors 
  • Support books commissioning activities in Japan in association with the Books Commissioning Editors
  • Develop a network of key librarians and information specialists, working closely with colleagues
  • Represent the society effectively, at a society level, during all external engagements
  • Contribute to developing, communicating and implementing our publishing strategy for Japan, including journals, books and data resources
  • Develop publishing relationships and agreements with learned societies or other partners as appropriate
  • Build strategic relationships with companies, leading scientists, academic institutions and policy makers in Japan, with the aim of increasing influence and impact

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree or PhD Educated.
  • Experience in STM publishing, Scientific Research or Academia
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Contacts with the relevant communities
  • Good organisational and time-management skills are required together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally
  • Fluent in Japanese and English, both written and spoken
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