Mount Sinai Careers
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - PROCUREMENT & LICENSING - SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING
Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
- Collections Management
- Oversees the discovery, selection, acquisition and licensing, of collections, research tools, and information resources that enhance the missions of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and MSHS programs, and departments.
- In collaboration with appropriate library groups and librarians, develops a practical and sustainable collections assessment model to inform collection decisions. Utilizes metrics and criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions.
- Evaluates vendor offers; consults with and coordinates among librarians; prepares and presents information to appropriate groups to help inform collection decisions; participates in vendor negotiations and license review.
- Chairs the libraries’ Collection Development Committee.
- Evaluates requests for new purchases.
- Obtains input from branch library managers.
- Selects and deselects titles, as needed and appropriate.
- Understands national trends affecting library collections and services, scholarly communication and academic publishing.
- Stays up-to-date with changing business models for collection building and management.
- Compiles and analyzes collection usage data from a variety of sources to support data-driven collection development.
- Administration and Finance
- Manages the purchase of serials, databases and monographs to support the educational and clinical needs of the Icahn School of Medicine libraries and its affiliated institutions.
- Works closely with the director and finance officers to provide budget projections for collections, and to ensure the effective management of general account and endowed collection funds, in accordance with university and library fiscal policies.
- Ensures spending remains within fiscal year budgetary limits.
- Tracks payments and invoices to ensure resources integrity and continuity.
- Must have 2-5 years’ experience in a procurement processes, vendor management and data analytics.
- Bachelor's degree
- Proven technical and project management skills
- Experience in vendor relations and in conducting license and product negotiations.
- At least one year of demonstrated supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of and experience with a variety of computer platforms, operating systems, and networking environments; experience with Windows, Microsoft Office products.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows.
- Essential personal characteristics include flexibility, initiative, creativity and the ability and willingness to work cooperatively in an evolving technological environment. Proven ability to supervise the work of a collaborative team.
- Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
- Dependability and excellent attendance.
- Preferred Qualifications
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or other advanced degree.
- Experience with library collections and biomedical information resources, as well as knowledge of health science libraries and their evolving roles in medical education, biomedical research, clinical practice and scholarly communication.