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Global Head of Research and Academic Markets

Morgan Healey Retained Assignment
Location: UK, Hybrid/London
Salary: Six Figure Basic + Bonus

Our client, a leading scientific publisher and society, requires a new Global Head of Research and Academic Markets to provide leadership, strategic planning and direction, and assurance of operational excellence for their global Research and Academic Markets portfolio.

The Global Head of Research and Academic Markets will inspire the team and key stakeholders to produce, deliver, engage, and invest in the research and academic markets, driving thought leadership targeted at solving world problems and delivering societal impact.

The role will be directly responsible for the whole Research and Academic markets portfolio (databases, journals, books and digital) and will work closely with peers in Commercial & Business Development, Production, IT & Development, Practitioner, and Marketing to drive success.  

The vision for this role is to help drive the reinvigoration of the society as a learned society of global renown, with a leadership position across engineering and technology research, solutions, and subject areas. Key to this role will be the leadership, management and development of the Research/Academic strategic business unit.

Skills & Experience:

  • Considerable experience of similar roles in recognised commercial global STM organisations
  • A successful career in managing a profitable commercial information solutions operation, ideally within the Science Technology and Medical (STM) field, with a significant and positive contribution
  • Clear evidence of revenue generation and profit/EBITDA enhancement
  • In depth and demonstrable knowledge of technical and business information sources especially databases & analytics, machine learning and AI
  • C suite interpersonal, presentation, people management skills
  • New Product Development experience & expertise, ability to generate research and development programmes for new solutions and to implement new services based on an outside-in, front end customer strategy approach
  • Familiarity with information, database, and analytical solutions alongside management trends and techniques
  • Contract expertise in research & academic markets, terms, negotiation to agreement
  • Passion for customers and markets
  • Refined leadership skills with a diplomatic approach
  • Strong-minded but sympathetic motivator
  • Strategic insight and the ability to deal with complexity
  • Advanced problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Highly developed communication skills to initiate and build successful relationships
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