Senior Manager, Exams Publishing
Senior Manager, Exams Publishing
Full-time, permanent, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Circa GBP50,000 per annum
IB Global Centre, Cardiff
Reporting to the Head of eAssessment, this is a key leadership role in the eAssessment team, which has full accountability for the on-time publication of high quality examinations for the International Baccalaureate's Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career Related Programme (CP). The International Baccalaureate (IB) works in over 150 countries and this role will oversee production of examinations in over 80 languages. This role will also lead the phased transition from paper based exams to innovative on-screen examinations and re-engineer workflow and processes accordingly.
Publication of examinations
Accountable for ensuring the effective and efficient running of all the authoring, editorial, translation and production activities leading to the publication of high quality examinations materials in all supported languages for each examination session, including examination papers and on-screen examinations, on time and on budget
Accountable for mitigating risks and contingency planning to ensure the security and timely delivery of examinations throughout the production cycle
Accountable for capturing lessons learned and ensuring improvements are made after each session
Responsible for ensuring effective collaboration with colleagues in other divisions/departments for activities that are related to the publication of examinations (e.g. Subject Managers, Multilingual Publishing staff)
Accountable for ensuring the IB's examination material compliance with international copyright law.
Process development and change management
Responsible for leading on examinations publications projects and related initiatives on behalf of the eAssessment team
Contribute to strategic change within the Assessment Division and throughout the IB, where appropriate
Responsible for implementing improved systems and operating model for the Exam Publishing team
Responsible for ensuring that due diligence is undertaken before a significant change is introduced that may affect Subject Managers, authors, schools and/or candidates
Responsible for managing changes to exams publishing processes that result from the introduction of eAssessment technologies and the move to on-screen examinations.
Responsible for setting and managing the budget for areas of work
In conjunction with relevant colleagues, responsible for vendor contracts and financial management.
Leadership and management
Provide leadership to create a high-performance team, motivated professionals who are results driven, contributing to the success and performance of the team and the IB
Responsible for the line management, performance management and professional development of Associate Managers and their teams
Collaborate with Heads of Assessment Delivery and Development to ensure that the handoff points between Subject Managers and Exams Publishing are appropriate and adhered to
Collaborate with the Multilingual Publishing Group to have consistency in the corporate approach to translation and publishing
Responsible for keeping up-to-date on translation and publishing good practices and innovations.
Vendor and contract management
Manage the relationship with vendors and suppliers including, printers and authors
Identifies recruitment needs for external contributors, ensuring adequate provision of resources, as well as coverage of language variations and areas of expertise.
Technology & Systems
Supervise the research leading to purchase of editorial production and translation tools.
Substantial successful experience in high level regulatory or technical multilingual publication leadership activities and/or operational management
Demonstrable experience of change management
Knowledge of technology solutions and quality assurance in translation and publishing
Excellent Project Management skills
Ability to demonstrate intellectual leadership through sharing knowledge of relevant developments in the publications arena
Experience in budgeting and resource allocation
Ability to take responsibility openly for complex and difficult decisions. Deliver them to internal and external groups and individuals in an effective and sensitive way
Resilient and capable of working under pressure and responding to changing priorities and deadlines
Ability to role model best in class editorial practices and continuous professional development
Knowledge of the IB, IB Programmes or being an IB Alumni is a plus.
Applications are being accepted until 28 July 2017