An academic publisher with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years is looking to recruit an Editorial Optimisation Manager to join its dynamic team to lead on the optimisation of important and complex editorial functions simultaneously.
Lead, own, optimise and be accountable for several important and often complex global journals editorial functions
Drive forward the identification of editorial optimisation opportunities and deliver continuous improvement to the journals editorial team
Identify and be aware of any current or future process or system challenges and be proactive in proposing developments, solutions, and continuous improvement opportunities to meet future editorial needs
Persuade and influence key stakeholders on the value of continuous editorial optimisation to enable delivery of business strategy, using analysis and impact metrics to support your position
Create and deliver guidance and training to realise the benefits of continuous improvements, using change management methodologies to ensure awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforcement
Lead and facilitate Process Group continuous improvement activities
Seek user feedback and use cases from inside and outside the organization to boost and refine the utility and effectiveness of journals editorial
Your role may include line managing others in the organization who also share an editorial optimisation or continuous improvement focus.
Editorial Optimisation Manager: Skills/experience
Extensive knowledge of and experience in the journals publishing industry
Proven track record of success in leading on and delivering successful continuous improvement across multiple complex editorial functions
Proven ability to turn ambiguous information into informed decision-making
Resourceful, inquisitive and possessing a lean continuous improvement mindset
Strong understanding of continuous improvement and change management
principals and tools
Expert listening, verbal and written communication skills with an ability to simplify the complicated
Excellent relationship management skills and confidence in dealing with people at all levels of the business, including senior level stakeholders
Strong and proven influencing and negotiation skills
Ability to work independently and achieve a high quality, accurate output in a fast-paced, deadline-conscious environment with rapidly changing priorities
Highly proficient in the use of the Microsoft 365 and Atlassian suite of tools, in particular Excel, SharePoint, Planner, PowerPoint and Confluence.
A competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package is offered.
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