Information Manager

Job Description

Information Manager, Part-Time (21 hours), London, Salary - £40-45k pro rata

This is an excellent opportunity to join an international company that is a leading expert in the metals, mining and fertilizers sector in a new senior role within our Information & Knowledge Team.

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.

Description & 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 be a graduate preferably 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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