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OA Business Development Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and approachable Business Development professional with a genuine interest in scientific publishing and Open Access! Our client, a brilliant society publisher of STM journals and books, is looking to appoint an OA Business Development Manager in a newly created role, to look after existing and potential new institutional subscribers to their OA portfolio.

Working closely with a Sales & Marketing team, this role will be responsible for:

  • Maximising renewals of existing Subscribe To Open customers, and providing excellent care and account management to institutional clients
  • Identifying new opportunities and convert them to new subscribers, using analytics, library-focused metrics and usage data to understand and approach new leads
  • Negotiating annual and multi-year publishing agreements with UK consortia and libraries
  • Monitoring market trends and reporting to the society's publishing strategy
  • Collaborating with the Customer Marketing team to look after multi-journal subscription renewals and multi-site licences
  • Presenting and selling institutional OA memberships
  • Developing e-book deals with external partners

The ideal candidate for this role will have a good understanding of publishing models and OA, preferably within an Academic/STM environment. They will need to be analytical and be able to interpret market insights to create sales and business development strategies, and also be approachable and confident talking to clients. This person will be happy to be consultative in their client management, and think outside the box to ideate new business development strategies, in line with the society's mission, values and growth targets.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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OA Business Development Manager

Full-time, Permanent
Academic, STM
Business, Business Development

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