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Regional Publisher, Japan

Morgan Healey Exclusive
Tokyo, Japan
Salary: 11M Yen + Benefits 

Our client, a global scientific society, requires a new Regional Publisher for Japan to support and implement strategic objectives to develop new opportunities and build new strategic relationships.

Managing a team of two direct reports you will work and collaborate closely with Department Heads and Managers across the organisation representing a range of partnerships, membership, and event activities. This includes strategic relationship management at a senior level to develop and implement the regional strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading role in the ongoing development and implementation of our international strategy for Japan and South Korea, focusing on growing our publishing programme.
  • Oversee and facilitate the planning and implementation of our programme of partnerships, membership, and event activities
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with key organisations in Japan and South Korea including societies, universities and institutes, industry and government organisations connected to science, research & innovation
  • Identify new publishing and related commercial opportunities aligned to our international ambition
  • Promote and represent the society, leading and extending our activities to effectively raise our profile and increase opportunities for collaborations which are aligned with their strategic objectives
  • Ensure effective delivery of agreed projects, objectives, KPIs whilst operating within budget
  • Manage and develop the regional team, including growth and efficiency to ensure long-term business sustainability
  • To lead by example and create a culture of excellence

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree educated, preferably in the physical sciences
  • Experience in or knowledge of STM publishing
  • A strong and enabling leadership style, able to articulate a clear vision
  • A perceptive and supportive team leader, empowering and motivating staff to perform
  • Thorough understanding of the Japanese education system and research system
  • Knowledge of international science, innovation, research and funding structures
  • Established networks within the research community in Japan with government bodies connected to science, research & innovation
  • A proven¬†commercial leader with P+L / budget experience, financially literate and demonstrable experience in managing operations in an international environment Fluent in Japanese and English, both written and spoken
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