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Head of Publishing Operations

We have a fabulous new role working for a highly successful trade publisher. The Head of Publishing Operations will be responsible for maintaining the office, print production, sales and fulfilment processes, day-to-day running of the business and developing the strategy for future growth as well as managing a small team.  This is a key role, requiring a self-starter who thinks entrepreneurially, with sound management skills and experience of developing a team. Our client is offering a hybrid working arrangement working ideally 2 to 3 days in their Wiltshire office.

Key responsibilities of this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the team deliver titles and marketing material, including catalogues within budget, on time and to compliance and quality standards
  • find ways to reduce costs, improve workflow efficiency and have the experience to be able to mitigate risks across the production supply chain
  • Manage the reprints and master schedule all titles 
  • Assist with budget planning when required on a yearly basis with quarterly re-forecasts
  • Ensure the team have the tools and clear, concise communication required to complete all tasks assigned to them
  • Planned workload is to ensure delivery and resources are used in the balanced, effective way
  • Maintain the exhibition schedule and manage the collateral exhibitions and exhibition set up
  • Manage office, finance and legal tasks as required

This is a fantastic role for someone who has sufficient demonstrable experience of publishing processes/systems and has a sound knowledge of sales order processes. We are looking for an experienced team leader with a book production background or a project manager from a books background; ideally, with experience of using Biblio 3 or similar and the ability to quickly understand new processes and bring new ideas to the role.

You will have strong attention to detail with great time management skills and be a confident team player, who can think on their feet. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for more responsibility and who is looking for an opportunity to shape the direction of a role and a New division.

If you would like further details of this new exciting role, please send your CV and a short cover note.


Head of Publishing Operations

Redwood, Malmesbury
Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Educational, Trade
Book Services, Production, Operations, Project Management
Salary description: 
Highly attractive salary and great company benefits

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