Acquisitions Director - Chemistry Journals

Permanent position
Home Based, UK or Europe,
Salary: Excellent

Fantastic opportunity to join a market leading Publisher in a new role as Acquisitions Director actively developing their Chemistry Portfolio. You will have responsibility for a global team of executive editors and develop and implement the strategy for the existing journals business as well as developing an open access portfolio.

You will have/be:
- A PhD or Masters degree in chemistry 
- Demonstrable network in chemistry strongly preferred
- International business experience; business experience of China an advantage
- Significant background in Open Access and Open Science; broad knowledge and awareness of research and funding trends in chemical sciences and STM journals publishing 
- Very good knowledge of all aspects of editorial policy, procedures, and practice
- Significant line management experience 
- Strategic thinking and analytical skills, entrepreneurial mindset
- Very good communication skills in English, knowledge of German language would be a bonus
- A strongly collaborative team worker, comfortable with co-ownership of shared goals and with a high level of personal accountability
- Able to undertake national and international travel for conference attendance, site visits and meetings (20-25% travel)

This position can be home based in UK, Europe or USA or office based in Germany.

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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