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Job Purpose
  • Lead the business of 1-3 specialty groups of journals and related products and services in Health and Medical Sciences publishing, with overall responsibility for business management and development, external relationship management, and strategic direction.
  • Deliver strategy, business plans and realization for the development, acquisition, maintenance and selling of information products and services (journals, open access journals, electronic products etc.) within the international English language health sciences market encompassing approximately 1-3 specialties taking into account the overall Health and Medical Sciences strategic growth plan.
  • Meet or exceed revenue, profit, and content targets.
Develop Strategic Direction
  • Develop growth strategies and long term business development plans for the assigned specialties
Business Management
  • Meet or exceed annual budgets for revenue, gross profit.   
  • Meet or exceed long term growth targets (content, revenues, profit, etc.)
  • Input to the pricing, RF and budgeting processes.
  • Ensure the smooth running of ongoing business management including implementation of content and quality strategy, cost control, publication to page budget, reduction of backlogs, publication schedule, fulfillment, acquisition of society affiliations, negotiation of Editor and Society contracts, divestment or closure of unsuccessful products/services.
  • Maintain an overview of the financial implications of all editorial/production activities
New Business Development
  • Identify new market needs and business opportunities.  
  • Based on market requirements and in line with strategy, initiate, propose and develop new products and services, pursue acquisitions of journals (society and proprietary, subscription-based and open access) or other relevant products/services, for new profitable business.
  • Ensure that market-related achievements meet or exceed plans and targets: acquisitions of society and proprietary journals, start-ups of new journals, development of other new products and services, author input/page growth, online usage of journal content, impact factor growth, content and product innovation.
Relationship Management
  • Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts and networks with key external stakeholders in the relevant medical specialties, especially with Editors and society representatives, with a view to 1) understanding their professional and organizational needs; and 2) ongoing development of journals and other products or services, and/or acquisitions of society and proprietary journals. If appropriate for the assigned portfolio meet also with representatives of commercial organizations with a view to new product/service development and acquisition of content with commercial sales potential.
  • Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts with key stakeholders within the business
  • Bachelor's degree / Master's degree preferred
  • Awareness of ongoing Open Access trends in the market and wider community
  • Experience of scientific / medical publishing, including working with professional associations, with demonstrated ability to manage and grow a journals publishing business (10-15  journals), acquire and start new products or services including society-owned journals, research and develop new business opportunities
Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on MD Consult to get critical information that can save lives.
Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization.
Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran 

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