Springer Nature is a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing. By using its combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, the company aims to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, students, teachers, institutions, professionals and the wider public, by helping them discover more. Springer Nature was created through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media in May 2015. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complementary geographic footprints and brand portfolios, a track record of creativity and innovation, and a shared vision to advance knowledge and learning around the world. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of EURO 1.5 billion. Job Duties: Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy through correspondence, required meetings/trips, telephone, consultations with advisors, etc. Approximately 20%-40% travel as well as strong initiative and independent functioning. Prepares and executes publishing contracts in regard to US product. Maintains and develops a circle of reviewers and advisors and evaluates their judgments. Maintains continuous cooperation and dialogues with marketing, promotion and production concerning individual projects as well as general questions of mutual interest. Maintains communication with US and European editorial counterparts about specific immediate questions as well as long term strategy questions. Works with various branches in coordination of the international program. Supervises final editorial preparation of manuscripts for production. Discusses, assumes and proposes financial and budgetary plans for program. Ensures that financial reports, status reports, budget forecasts, etc., can be made on the basis of readily available material. Develops guidelines, plans, reporting systems, etc., to implement publishing plans. Maintains current status of all projects in the program via reporting system. Reviews and discusses new projects and plans with editorial colleagues particularly in overlapping areas. Monitors staffing requirements and trains and develops staff. Any other duties as required by manager. Job Requirements: College degree, advanced degree in the specific subject area preferred. Experience as an editor or related editorial/publishing experience highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required. Must be willing and able to travel. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: – Medical, Dental and Vision – Life and AD&D – 401(k) – Flexible Spending Accounts – Transit Accounts – Tuition Assistance – Summer Hours Visit our website at www.springernature.com. Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law Poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.   Additional Information:Position Start Date: 2016-05-03Position End Date: 2017-05-04