Review Operations Manager, Journals

Permanent position
London/Hybrid/Remote, United Kingdom
Salary on application

Due to exceptional growth our client is looking to recruit a number of new roles. If you are passionate about open science and effective publishing processes this is a fantastic opportunity.

We are seeking a strong, motivational leaders to join as Review Operations Managers who will be leading a sub-team of Assistants and Specialists handling the peer review of scholarly journals in the fields of Health and Life Sciences research. The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting performance targets, staff management, external stakeholder collaborating and editorial office projects. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for monitoring progress ensuring your team meets key objectives and defined performance plan, with a focus on efficiency and product quality. 
  • Optimise team processes, propose and define development requirements with product development teams in line with customer satisfaction goals and product success. 
  • Inspire, mentor and provide guidance to Specialists and Assistant towards top performance. Drive team development with initiatives and projects. 
  • Revise or draft new peer review procedures and policies, in line with our philosophy and evolving industry standards. 
  • Represent the interests of the peer review team within the company, providing an effective interface with other departments and maintaining ongoing communication to foster an environment of continuous improvement, optimization and high-quality of the review processes. 

We are looking for:

  • Previous experience in an operational/process driven role within a target-led commercial organization is essential. 
  • Experience in academic/STM publishing and/or academic background would an advantage. 
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English and ability to handle challenging conversations in a diplomatic and constructive way. 
  • Sound and mature judgement, tactful when liaising with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Previous line management experience would be an advantage. 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to digest large amounts of information and react effectively to urgent situations. 
  • Initiative taking, dynamic and focused personality. 
  • Working knowledge of flowcharts, process maps and spreadsheet programs would be an advantage. 



KD People believe passionately that employing a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our client’s success and we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

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