Managing Director Bohn Stafleu van Loghum (BSL)

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Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Houten, NL

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Springer Media BV, better known under the imprint Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, is the market leader in professional information for professionals and students in healthcare in the Netherlands with well-known brands like Nursing, Zorgvisie and Skipr. Together with our team of 150 talented professionals and several external collaborators, we develop a suite of knowledge solutions for doctors, nurses, dentists, psychologists, healthcare managers and students, among others. We offer digital learning solutions, online platforms, books, magazines and events that help our customers to continuously improve as professionals and in this way contribute to improving the quality of healthcare in the Netherlands.

Bohn Stafleu van Loghum is part of the Health Division of Springer Nature, alongside Springer Healthcare and Springer Medizin, also leading businesses in their respective markets. 

 

 

Managing Director Bohn Stafleu van Loghum (BSL)

Company :  Springer Media B.V. 

Location:     Houten (Netherlands) 

 


Main tasks & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily operation of BSL
  • Strengthening and expanding BSL’s leading position in the Dutch market for professional information and educational services for healthcare professionals, managers and students
  • Strategic focus lies on growing in the field of digital products and services and further transition ‘from print to digital’
  • Realising revenue growth through organic growth and acquisitions


Strategy & market positioning

  • Further development of the growth strategy and translating that strategy into concrete plans and actions, including data driven ways of working and digitalization
  • Continuation and expansion of positioning in the relevant markets
  • Drive and actively participate in the development of new products and services especially in the digital field, while maintaining entrepreneurship within the company
  • Steer and implement the business strategy and prepare annual strategy reviews and outlooks, in line with the wider Health and Springer Nature strategic plans


Management, Governance

  • Leads and inspires senior management of the company and indirectly the nearly 150 people in the team
  • Leads the cultural and digital transformation of the company at local level, in full alignment and partnership with senior management globally
  • Builds a team and fosters a culture of excellence and high performance 
  • Represents and clearly positions the company within the global Springer Nature organisation, including actively establishing and maintaining contacts with other parts of the group (e.g. IT, Production). 
  • Acts as local legal representative and location lead for the Houten office location
  • Acts as ‘Bestuurder’ (statutory director) towards the local Works Council
  • Steers and guides Marketing, Sales, Editorial and Product development initiatives to guarantee delivery of the business strategy and objectives

 

Financials, P&L Responsibility

  • Overall budget owner and P&L responsible for BSL 
  • Fully accountable for the turnover and profitability of the company
  • Prepares and monitors the annual budget and provides a clear financial outlook and reports on it on a monthly basis

 

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

 

Experience

  • Track record in a leading role in the publishing sector, ideally with exposure to healthcare 
  • Strategy definition, business case development and influence decision making with senior/board levels
  • Experience with leading a full P&L 
  • Proven experience delivering growth, business transformation and new business lines
  • Managing and achieving objectives in a collaborative and fluid environment

 

The ideal candidate profile:

  • Ideally, wide experience in the Publishing sector, preferably with exposure to healthcare. Could also have experience in Services focus on Digital World or Business Solutions. Able to lead a transformation from product to service, with a wide experience in business development
  • Demonstrated management skills, leadership skills and interpersonal/communication skills 
  • Strategic thinking abilities with strong execution skills to deliver growth 
  • Team player, makes a valuable contribution to team objectives 

 

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and relationship skills, with the ability to influence and motivate stakeholders and teams to achieve objectives
  • Business acumen with a strategic and commercial focus
  • Accountability over P&L, managing and delivering business performance 
  • Fluent English 

 

Your application should include

  • A cover letter that conveys your interest and motivation for the role
  • A CV which should include a brief account of your accomplishments and of other relevant experience

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