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Information Manager - Part time (21 hours)London, United Kingdom

Posted 10 June 2019

CRU Information & Knowledge team have a new senior opportunity, for an experienced, pro-active Information Manager. We are a global company that is a leading expert in the metals, mining and fertilizers sector.

The Information & Knowledge Team was set up 7 years ago and has grown and developed in size and responsibility. The team now manages all global subscriptions; copyright permissions and trademarks; as well as developing and embedding a range of knowledge tools to support colleagues across our global offices share knowledge and information.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Information & Knowledge you will be responsible, with the support of the Information Specialist, for:


• Managing CRU’s global subscriptions to include:
 - Managing the global library budget
 - Taking the lead on the larger and more complex subscriptions e.g. Bloomberg; IHSMarkit:
Negotiating cost effective deals with vendors
Ensuring that we are legally able to republish data in CRU reports
Analysing and benchmarking existing subscriptions against competitors
Managing global subscriptions training


• Managing CRU’s overall copyright risk including:
 - Managing the more complex high-risk copyright permissions e.g. competitors
 - Copyright training and awareness across CRU
 - Advising and negotiating copyright permissions when required


• Strategy, Marketing & Measurement of services
 - Marketing of Information Management services across CRU
 - Develop and produce metrics to measure Information Management usage
 - Support the Head of Information & Knowledge with Information strategy and audits


• Support the Knowledge Specialist, when required, with CRU’s Knowledge Management tools

Essential Requirements


You will preferably be a graduate with a BA/MSc Information & Library Studies with a commercial background. In addition, you will also have:
• Extensive experience of managing international subscriptions in a commercial environment
• Experience of managing a global budget
• Experience of negotiating copyright permissions in a commercial environment
• Experience of supervising staff
• The ability to multi-task and prioritise deadlines
• A pro-active self-starter who can work independently and has excellent problem-solving skills
• Exposure to working across multi-locations with different cultures
• Excellent customer service skills and the ability to network and build relationships at all levels
• Fluent written and spoken English with excellent oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) with excellent excel skills.

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