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Delivery Project Manager – Academic Publishing


Competitive salary + benefits

Our client, the world’s largest university press is recruiting for an experienced project manager to join their Publishing and Content Operations team as a Delivery Project Manager for a fixed term contract for a minimum of 6 months. The role is responsible for project managing the production and range of products ensuring they are cost-effective and innovative.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Fixed Term Contract

Start Date  ASAP


Delivery Project Manager: Key responsibilities

  • Understand, analyse and capture the aims and requirements of the publishing teams to confirm product specifications which can be used to develop products
  • Specify, budget for, schedule, and project manage print and/or digital projects in collaboration with cross-functional, internal/external teams, so that they are delivered on time, to budget, and to the agreed level of quality
  • Manage the business relationships with suppliers at a project level in order to deliver projects successfully within time and budget
  • Set up and maintain project communications to cross-functional teams
  • Define product acceptance criteria and ensure that project quality criteria are met, so that all products are fit for purpose and of appropriate quality
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of current technology, relevant standards and divisional best practice to ensure that innovative and cost-effective solutions are produced
  • Maintain a process of continuous improvement in processes and communicating changes to all key stakeholders
  • Mentor other team members so that staff are motivated and deliver cost-effective and innovative products within time and budget


Delivery Project Manager: Skills/experience


  • Significant experience project managing relevant print and/or digital projects
  • Experience creating and shaping digital and/or print product concept, functionality and design
  • Understanding of digital authoring technologies and delivery platforms, and/or manufacturing and procurement processes
  • An appreciation of the end-to-end lifecycle of products, from concept, through delivery and revisions, to out of print


  • Formal project management qualification, e.g. PRINCE2
  • ELT experience/formal qualification/teaching experience or relevant publishing related experience/qualification
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 876.

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Early applications are preferred.

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