Springer Nature, Nature Research

Funder Relations Manager

Springer Nature

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We have a new opportunity for a Funder Relations Manager to join the Magazines and Research Services team. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Funder Relations, you’ll help coordinate Springer Nature’s efforts to proactively and systematically engage with key funding stakeholders. Your role will be to understand their needs, influence their decisions and profile Springer Nature as constructive partners for collaboration.

As Funder Relations Manager you’ll be responsible for coordinating the outreach efforts of senior stakeholders across the Springer Nature Research Division and the broader company. Supporting and working closely with the VPFR, you will manage and coordinate mechanisms for building funder relationships, tracking funder policies and communicating/disseminating information collated from funder touch-points across Springer Nature.

Please see a summary of responsibilities:
• Manage and collate data on funders and related governmental/institutional stakeholders and our relationships with them
• Help build and manage a database that provides a prioritized summary of global funders and a full view of current funder thinking and how it will likely influence future decisions
• Develop and manage tactics and strategies for systematically establishing and sharing connections between funders and relevant parts of the SN organization, including E&P, Researcher Services and Institutional Partnerships; identify and facilitate initiatives that leverage SN expertise and capabilities
• Coordinate funder policy tracking
• Based on SN staff interactions with funding stakeholders, help develop and manage a comprehensive repository of funding policies that can be accessed by a range of relevant Springer Nature functions
• Help cross reference this resource with Springer Nature public policy stakeholders to understand how government policy is impacting or will impact future funder policy
• Disseminate learning internally
• Manage mechanisms to disseminate key findings from funder interactions to stakeholders across SN, potentially including but not limited to a funder relations stakeholder Hive group, a monthly funder trends newsletter and ad hoc webinars/ blog posts
• Complete strategic analyses of funder policy trends as required and make recommendations based on these for funder relation priorities and broader company strategies
• Coordinate funder relationships and approaches across Springer Nature
• Help the Vice President of Funder Relations ensure that funder outreach efforts across Springer Nature are coordinated. Work closely with other parts of Springer Nature that have contact with funders, including Institutional Sales, Institutional Partnerships, E&P, Researcher Services and senior management, to ensure optimal coordination of funder interactions
• Help develop and maintain the system(s) deployed to manage key funder contacts and interactions in order to coordinate messaging and avoid duplication of effort
• Our ideal candidate will come with experience of working in publishing and/or academic communication. They will have some knowledge of and experience with the funder landscape. To be successful in the role they will develop sound understanding of the internal and external strategic imperatives for Springer Nature

Skills/Knowledge required by our ideal candidate:
• Excellent relationship-building skills and knowledge of different internal functions and priorities
• Proven strategic abilities and ability to adapt tactical implementation to changing circumstances/priorities
• Attention to detail
• Thorough understanding of the needs of key customers
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Highly self-motivated, resourceful and achievement oriented
• Good collaboration skills and ability to work with cross functional teams to achieve company goals
• Good level of skills in data and statistical analysis
• Attention to detail in anticipating and ensuring that key aspects of performance and of new initiatives proceed as they should.

This position sits with Magazines and Research Services (MaRS). MaRS oversees the research services businesses of Springer Nature’s Research Division – Client Marketing Services and Researcher Services – as well as Consumer Magazines and Magazines Editorial and Publishing for the Nature-branded journals. Embedded within MaRS, the Funder Relations Center of Excellence serves the interests of SN’s Research Division as a whole.

We will be reviewing applications as they are received and so please do submit your as soon as you are able

Favorite

Apply with CV and Cover Letter

Must be a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and no larger than 1MBMust be a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file and no larger than 1MB
Position

Funder Relations Manager