Project Coordinator (Team Books)

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Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Dordrecht, NL

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Team Book Production

 

Temporary position for a period of 6 months

Hours per week: 36

 

Purpose of the job:

 

Responsible for the total (pre- and post-) production process of the book and journal projects within the set time, quality, and budget boundaries.

 

Main result areas:

  • Manage book and journal projects in all production workflow models (TS+, FS/TS)
  • Coordinate the entire post-acquisition and production process
  • Coordinate and advise vendors during these processes, educate offshore vendors to ensure quality level
  • Proactively communicate with different stakeholders in and outside the company: Publishing, Authors/Editors, Springer departments (e.g. Quality Assurance, Process and Content Management, Metadata) and vendors
  • Ensure adherence to copyediting, typesetting and printing standards
  • Serve as a procedural and technical mentor for Publishing colleagues, and liaise with Authors/Editors/Publishing and colleagues within Global Production on further standardization
  • Act as a key user for the location or Global Production in at least one additional focus area (such as processes, systems, production parameters)


Minimal qualifications:

 

  • HBO level, by degree or working experience
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English
  • In-depth knowledge of content management and workflow systems
  • Solid understanding of print and online publishing Formats & Tools (XML, HTML, ePub)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with scientists (WO level), internal customers (WO level), and vendors (offshored)
  • Knowledge of and experience with the MS-office suite, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, LaTeX and PDF.
  • Experience managing virtual global teams, consisting of colleagues and offshoring partners

 

Core Skills:

 

  • Excellent conflict management skills (problem solver)
  • Excellent communication skills, also with Asian cultures (e.g. India), takes initiative
  • Excellent time management and project management skills, ability to work under pressure
  • High individual responsibility
  • Service-oriented mindset

 

Skills:

  • Solution-oriented
  • Analytical
  • Proactive
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Accurate

At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

 

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