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Featured Optimization Project Manager – Research Journals


Competitive salary + benefits + bonus

A global academic independent publisher of scholarly books, journals and library resources with one of the most successful track records for growth over the last ten years is looking to recruit an Optimization Project Manager. The successful candidate will manage projects and work closely with the Director, Research Optimisation and Transformation to drive continuous improvement and optimisation across journal publishing processes and workflows.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Optimization Project Manager: Key responsibilities


  • Plan, organize and facilitate optimization projects from inception to completion
  • Develop project plans that outline the project scope, objectives, timelines and resource requirements
  • Create and maintain project schedules and timelines, monitoring progress to ensure that projects are on track
  • Identify and manage potential project risks and issues, including developing mitigation strategies and contingency plans
  • Build and manage project team resources, assigning tasks to team members and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Maintain regular progress reporting including project status, risks/issues and progress against KPIs
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholder keeping them informed of project status, progress, risks and issues and making recommendations on activities and actions
  • Support change management activities; create and deliver change management plans to support the implementation of project outcomes and ensure successful adoption of new processes and procedures.


Optimization Project Manager: Skills/experience 


  • Experience within journals publishing environment with a good understanding of journal workflows and processes in hybrid and open access publishing models
  • Proven experience of project management
  • An understanding of the concept of change management
  • Experience in continuous improvement methods such as Lean
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain cross-departmental relationships, using strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to drive project progress
  • Highly organised and detail oriented
  • Good facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Highly proficient in the use of the Microsoft 365 suite of tools, in particular Excel, SharePoint, Visio and PowerPoint. Good level of competence with Atlassian products such as Confluence. 

A competitive salary, bonus, 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 844. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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