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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - PROCUREMENT & LICENSING - SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Library Director of Procurement and Data Analytics selects, acquires, and makes available resources and tools that enhance the clinical, curricular, and research missions of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the entire Mount Sinai Health System. The assistant library director is responsible for license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment as well as budget management. The assistant library director is a part of the library’s leadership team and provides vision, direction, and leadership within the library and across all MSHS campuses.   Specific duties are listed below. 
  • 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.
Requirements:
  • 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. 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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