Production Manager / Head of Production
Inspired Selection is recruiting for this post
on behalf of the publisher.
A highly successful academic publishing organisation is seeking
an experienced Production Manager / Head of Production to join
their Edinburgh office, to lead and manage a friendly and
supportive team and manage the smooth and effective production of
their high-quality, and varied, portfolio of books and
Reporting to the CEO and a member of the Executive Management
Group, the Production Manager will have overall responsibility for
all aspects of the book and journal production process
post-handover, working closely with other Heads of Department. They
will manage an experienced production team and be able to
demonstrate the ability to think strategically particularly in
relation to production systems. The Production Manager will oversee
the management of outsourced editorial and production freelancers
and work closely with global print suppliers ensuring print costs
are kept within agreed budgets without compromising quality.
Responsibilities include (amongst others):
- To seek the most competitive prices for print and digital
production and maintain the best standards.
- Purchase print at competitive prices and control reprints and
automatic stock replenishment titles and place orders in a timely
- Manage all print, delivery and invoicing of co-edition imports
and exports with US publishing partner where relevant.
- Commission and manage external editorial and global production
suppliers to meet schedule and cost targets.
- Organise print and delivery of titles in several global
- Track and monitor costs, and manage and monitor supplier
- Evaluate in-house production information systems so that they
are fit for purpose.
- Seek to improve workflows to achieve best standards and where
possible challenge traditional thinking and processes.
The successful Production Manager / Head of Production will have
a broad knowledge of production processes and be familiar with
trends in eBooks and digital publishing, and have a thorough
understanding of modern book production methods and systems, both
digital and litho. The Production Manager will have strong
leadership qualities and proven line management experience.
In return our client offers a competitive salary, and excellent
benefits package. To find out more about this fantastic
opportunity, get in touch ASAP.
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
**Inspired Selection operates an Equal Opportunities policy. We
treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally
regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race,
colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age,
disability or union membership status.
In May 2019, Inspired Search & Selection pledged to promote
The Book Trade Charity. As a charity, BTBS offer financial help to
people (particularly those under the age of 30) looking for jobs in
the book trade, including help with interview costs, to help
support paid internships and work experience and for other
opportunities for development. Please follow this link (http://www.btbs.org/) to check
eligibility and further support.
Contact name: Verity Hawson
Telephone number: 0203 668 6739