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Marshall Cavendish Education

Commissioning Manager

Role and responsibilities

  • Achieve commissioning targets set in the publishing programme.
  • Gather up-to-date information about developments in education and publishing.
  • Plan and conduct market research to gather feedback on existing products as well as to identify markets for new products.
  • Identify, develop and support authors.
  • Develop business cases (including budgets, projected sales and revenue) and proposals for new products and present them for approval.
  • Lead contract negotiations and commission authors.
  • Evaluate manuscripts.
  • Work closely with the Editorial team to develop projects and ensure the delivery of high-quality manuscripts from authors.
  • Work with the Marketing and Sales teams for the promotion of products to achieve sales targets.


  • Good degree in any discipline.
  • Agility and business acumen to take advantage of market developments, new trends, and business opportunities.
  • High level of initiative, resourcefulness and independence.
  • Strong networking within the education community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Resilient under pressure.

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