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Publishing Systems Mananger, Business Systems

Publishing Systems Manager with experience of trade or academic publishing sought for a global publisher based in London and Oxford.

This role reports to the Head of Business Systems within the Group Technology division. This team aims to provide Bloomsbury’s content creators, commissioners and marketers with the best possible tools and support.

The Publishing Systems Manager is at the heart of our drive to promote the highest possible level of staff confidence in their use of publishing systems; thereby ensuring that our product data is as comprehensively and accurately represented as possible in both downstream applications (financial, inventory, CRM etc systems) and the trade/institutional data supply chains.

The role

Overarching responsibility for the smooth day to day operation and evolution of our core sales and production database (the Biblio3 system) and adjacent marketing systems.

Meeting regularly with system users and senior managers across the company to ensure that the company’s publishing systems are meeting the commercial and reputational objectives of the business; as well as keeping pace with emerging requirements/standards within the publishing sector.

Managing relationships with software suppliers and consultants involved in the maintenance and development of our systems.

Working closely with the technical teams responsible for the operational integrity of the publishing systems and their efficient integration with finance, CRM and other systems.

Working closely with the company’s Marketing, Metadata, Project Management, Sales and Operations teams – as well as its digital publishing specialists and e-commerce teams – on specific initiatives and to generally support excellence and efficiency in all of these functions.

Providing leadership and guidance to the Publishing Systems staff.

Ensuring that high quality training on publishing systems is provided to all employees on a timely basis.

Knowledge, skills and experience 

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic publishing professional who is…

  • conversant in publishing technology, fluent in publishing processes and workflows
  • happy to lead from the front
  • clear and confident in their communication with staff at all levels of the business
  • highly organised, with strong attention to detail
  • eager to involve themselves with all aspects of the company’s operations
  • technically versatile, with good MS Windows skills (especially Excel)
  • driven to deliver projects on time and within budget

Additional information

The role is a full-time, permanent position

The role may be based at our London office (50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP) or at our Oxford office (Kemp House, Chawley Park, Cumnor Hill, OX2 9PH), on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are Wednesday and Thursday.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 28th March 2023.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:

Two paid Personal Wellness Days

Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 9 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

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Publishing Systems Mananger, Business Systems

Bloomsbury Publishing plc, London | Oxford
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Business, Publishing, Management, Communications, Data, Business Development, Analytics
Publishing Systems Mananger, Business Systems
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