Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£42461 - £47178 per annum
Job description
Licensing and Access Manager

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to advance chemical sciences. We are a provider of knowledge, a professional body and a voice for chemical sciences, with a heritage that spans 179 years. We work with industry and academia to promote collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

Location: Cambridge (commutable from Alconbury, Bedford, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge North, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Ely, Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Histon & Impington, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Longstanton, Milton, Newmarket, Northstowe, Oakington, Orchard-Park, Royston, Saffron Walden, Somersham, St Ives, St Neots, Stevenage, Swavesey, Waterbeach, Wyton and surrounding areas)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £42,461 - £47,178 per annum plus benefits
Benefits: Excellent contributory pension scheme, generous paid holidays, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car/motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and RSC, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office), Litmus reward gateway benefits and more.

Closing Date: 30/01/2022

About the Role:

We are looking for a Licensing and Access Manager to join our Sales Operations department. The successful candidate will lead the four-person Access Management team (Contracts & Copyrights; Technical Support) in management of content licensing and access control systems, ensuring essential workflows and contracted suppliers are robust, efficient, and aligned to current and future RSC objectives and industry best practice

As Licensing and Access Manager, you will work closely with colleagues in the Sales Support and Global Sales teams to deliver against sales targets via sales of RSC publishing product. The successful candidate will also work alongside stakeholders in Publishing teams to understand long term licensing and access control requirements for RSC publishing products and ensure appropriate systems, workflows and policies are in place to support the organization’s future needs.

About You:

• Demonstrable knowledge of copyright and related intellectual property law and issues in a publishing environment
• Experience negotiating complex licences, preferably in the publishing sector, with a good understanding of licensing models and methods
• Demonstrable knowledge of access control technologies in the publishing sector
• Understanding of current developments in the scholarly communications sector, specifically content licensing, and access control, and how they will be relevant to the RSC
• Continuous improvement mindset, always considering how to streamline or improve workflows to the benefit of internal and external stakeholders
• Track record of building successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve results
• Experience in defining and progressing systems and workflow improvements, including outsourcing contracts and delivering results through third party service providers
• Proven experience of successfully managing a process and/or target-driven team or department
• Demonstrable people management skills, managing performance and development.

The contractual base for this role is Cambridge, however we are currently embracing hybrid working, and therefore you will have the opportunity to work from a location other than this, as agreed with your line manager.

Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the offices as needed for their role.

You may have experience of the following: Licensing Manager, Copyright Manager, Licensing Policy Manager, Business Development Manager, Licensing Sales, Rights and Permissions Manager, Rights and Permissions Executive, Rights Manager, Marketing, Communications, etc

Ref: 106 082
Posted on: 12 January 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Job ref: 106082
Tags: Business Development