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Delivery Project Manager (Fixed Term Contract/Secondment)

We are the world’s largest university press. We have both a worldwide reach and a personal understanding of local needs, partnering on the ground to adapt publications and resources to meet the individual needs of communities, societies, and countries. We partner with researchers, educators, and technology partners to stay ahead of the changing ways people around the world are accessing and sharing knowledge. With a presence in more than 50 countries and millions of customers around the world, an idea launched at OUP can have global impact.

The ELT Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency. 

The Operations Department provides a complete purchasing and operations service, progressing the delivery of all print and digital products required by the ELT division. 

About The Role

Working within a team of 8 this role is responsible for the project management and workflow associated with delivering a range of print and digital titles for the ELT Division. The role also links with the wider operations team.

Responsibilities include

  • Budgeting, scheduling and project managing a range of print and digital titles
  • Managing the delivery process and monitoring performance of suppliers
  • Estimating and negotiating costs from various suppliers
  • Accurate recording of information on production systems, and communication with cross-functional teams
  • Define product acceptance criteria, and ensure delivered products are fit for purpose

This role is ideal for someone with a print or digital production background and is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience project managing a variety of both print and digital products

Please note, this is a 51 weeks fixed term contract.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be an experienced Project Manager, with a strong understanding of print and/or digital production
  • Be experienced in project managing and prioritising a wide variety of tasks at various stages of the creative process
  • Be able to manage changing priorities and essential delivery dates
  • Be highly organised with the ability to manage a demanding workload
  • Have strong IT skills and with an aptitude for picking up new systems quickly
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail at all times


We care about work/life balance here at OUP; with this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), and a 35-hour working week, along with the flexibility to start and finish late or early as required.

Our pension contribution is up to 11%.

Wellbeing is really important to us so we also have a wide range of facilities including: a canteen that serves a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals, a subsidized onsite gym and subsidized coffee shops.

We believe that the skills you bring to OUP are just a starting point. We want you to have the opportunity to expand your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which both interest you, and support your aspirations.


For any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact


We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    English Language Teaching
  • Department:
    ELT Production
  • Closing Date:
    23 October 2019
  • Salary:
    Depending on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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