Thieme Gruppe

Implementation Manager (m/f/o)

  • Thieme Group
  • Mobile Working from Germany or UK
  • Stuttgart
  • Berufserfahrung
  • Projektmanagement, Produktmanagement
  • Publiziert: 2024-05-17
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Stellen-ID: 1231

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Implementation Manager for Peer Review Systems with a focus on the alternative peer review method Select Crowd Review (SCR) to join our global Science Journal Publishing team.
You are utilizing a very ‘hands on’ approach and drive in a fast paced and rapid changing environment leveraging strong interpersonal skills. You are eager to work with colleagues and researchers on our submission, peer-review and open access processes and contribute to a framework of continuous improvement.
You have a data-driven, technophile and customer centric mindset and consider yourself a proactive problem solver and facilitator? Then no need to read further – please contact us, apply, and join the scientific publishing activities in our Stuttgart and New Delhi based Peer Review and Standards team. The team is responsible for the set-up and after go-live maintenance of submission and peer-review processes for our academic journals. In particular this includes enhancement of the product SCR, a crowd based alternative peer review model, setup and adaptions of peer review sites, implementation of new tools and features and a wide range of manuscript level query support tasks for internal and external stakeholders.
 Thieme  is a leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health. Employing more than 1,000 staff, the family-owned company develops products and services in digital and other media for the medical and chemistry sectors. Operating internationally with offices in 11 cities worldwide, the Thieme Group works closely with a strong network of experts and partners. The products and services are based on the high-quality content of Thieme's 200 journals and 4,400 books. With solutions for professionals, Thieme supports relevant information processes in research, education, and patient care. Medical students, physicians, nurses, allied health specialists, hospitals, health insurance companies and others interested in health and healthcare are at the focus of Thieme¿s activities. The mission of the Thieme Group is to provide these markets with precisely the information, services, and products they need in their specific work situation and career.
This is a great opportunity for a dedicated individual to be part of a strategically relevant team and contribute to the development of best-in-class and scalable workflows in a rapidly evolving publishing landscape.
Department: Thieme Science
Start: as soon as possible
Contract duration: unlimited
Working hours: full time


  • Product Select Crowd Review (SCR): Manage, organize, and oversee the project of developing and implementing SCR as an efficient and effective product for our academic journals ensuring high quality of the product considering customer feedback, the business unit strategy as well as time and budget constraints.
  • Peer Review System: Implement new peer review system sites and successful adaptations to existing sites, both against the background of meeting specific requirements while maintaining or expanding standards. Support external (editors, reviewers and authors) and internal stakeholders with journal and manuscript matters across pre-submission to editorial acceptance.
  • Documentation and Communication: Create, maintain, and adjust guidelines and documentation for SCR and peer review system setup for internal and external use by utilizing your existing knowledge of publishing processes. Work closely with colleagues to ensure changes and initiatives are well communicated and implemented.
  • Customer centric mindset and continuous improvement: Gather and use customer feedback as well as raise own ideas to identify and highlight problems promptly, identify areas of action and propose improvements aligned with industry standards. Support improvement of processes and workflows benefitting your daily tasks as well as the wider business.
  • Quality monitoring: Create reports and overviews/ presentations/ documentation for internal and external use according to determined frameworks and standards. Confidently present and discuss defined policies/ processes with customers and key stakeholders.
  • Process set-up and change management: Participate and contribute to projects that will improve the publishing service.
  • Global stakeholders: Close, coordinated collaboration with Science Journal Publishing teams located in Stuttgart, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, New Delhi, and Beijing as well as with colleagues in Production, Customer Experience, Marketing, Institutional Sales etc.


  • Educated to a degree level
  • In-depth knowledge of administrating peer review systems (preferably ScholarOne Manuscripts or also Editorial Manager), peer review processes as well as customer and market requirements
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Familiarity with journal science (academic) and knowledge of the scientific community and its needs
  • Agile and proactive design of the development process including customer feedback as well as thorough and profound understanding of technical contexts
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new processes, systems, their dependencies, and interaction as well as strong competency in problem solving, planning and decision making
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail, a hands-on attitude and flexibility to respond to non-routine circumstances
  • Team player with ability to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers and executives.
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken), German would be a bonus
  • International and cultural sensitivity

Our offer

  • We provide a collaborative and empowering work environment
  • We value winning ideas and a proactive attitude
  • You will work in a reputable and employee-friendly family business that encourages open communication
  • We operate a hybrid work setup at our Stuttgart office; we are open to other arrangements as well
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