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Head of Production Management

Job Description

Job Description

The Production Management team looks after the delivery of our English Publishing Portfolio, ensuring there's a clear delivery path for our print and digital content, bringing together all the different teams that make our learning materials a reality to our customers, helping them reach their potential and prove their skills to the world.

In this role, you will manage a truly global team of Operations Managers, Project Managers and Coordinators that sit in our offices in Cambridge, Madrid, Turin, New York, and in our India Operations Centre in Hyderabad, making sure there is a consistent approach to the Project Management services we offer, always in a customer-focus environment that allows our people to learn and grow as professionals.

The Head of the department is part of the Senior Production Team within English Operations and, as such, plays an integral role in the strategy of the Production function.

Candidate Description

It's essential that you have previous relevant project management experience and, ideally, a project or programme management qualification, e.g. MSP, Agile, PMP, PRINCE2. You should feel comfortable managing risks and issues and should have a demonstrable understanding of key project management principles, including change management. Experience of evaluating production requirements is a must as is the ability to create and manage complex budgets and schedules.

You will have experience managing global teams, helping them to reach their full potential, looking after the recruitment and training of newcomers, and managing the department strategy and the shaping of the Production function.

You will have experience managing multiple stakeholders and leading teams of both internal colleagues and external vendors through complex projects, often having to show initiative to implement solutions to issues that are raised.

You will be a natural collaborator and a strong leader that can influence senior stakeholders, with demonstrable experience in working across a matrix organisation within a global context.

You will have a customer-focus mind and understand how the education publishing industry works, always keeping students and teachers' needs in mind throughout the publishing process.

Other skills and requirements:

  • Proficient at multitasking and prioritising

  • Proficient knowledge of production tools

  • Experience or background in ELT (English Language Teaching) or educational publishing

  • Experience working different methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, Product Management)

  • Spoken and written fluency in English is a must

Application Description

University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS José Abascal 56, 1º, Madrid, Spain, 28003 Loading…

Employer Description

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge., The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

Why Cambridge University Press & Assessment?

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.