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Retained Editorial Optimisation Manager – Journals


Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

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.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Editorial Optimisation Manager: Key responsibilities

  • 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.

This is a retained recruitment assignment being handled by Telfer Partners.

How to apply

To apply, send CV to referencing TP 841 or call +44(0)1223632510 for a confidential discussion.

Early applications are preferred.

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