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SSP Building your career in Scholarly Communication, UK event - Andrew Sandland

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Senior Business Development and Strategy Manager at OUP, Andrew Sandland, speaks at the SSP UK regional event 'Building your career in Scholarly Communication: tips, tricks and everything you ever wanted to know!' The event took place on the 30th April 2019 at OUP offices, Oxford, UK.

About: Andy has worked across several different journals and books functions within the Academic Division at OUP, mainly specialising in medical publishing, but in his current role he has moved departments to take a broader-scope position developing the sales and licensing strategy, ensuring that the various third-party relationships that OUP uses to get its content to the market are co-ordinated and optimised.

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SSP Building your career in Scholarly Communication, UK event - Andrew Sandland

  1. 1. Andrew Sandland Oxford University Press Senior Business Development and Strategy Manager
  2. 2. SSP CAREER DEVELOPMENT: ANDREW SANDLAND @andysandland VERTICAL CAREER ASPIRATIONS MAY BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE ▸We work in a flat industry ▸We work for a long time ▸Industry roles are increasingly integrated and dependent ▸You cannot know what you want to do when you are 21, why limit yourself to what you chose?
  3. 3. BREADTH BRINGS VALUE ▸Break corporate silos ▸Understand more ▸Seek breadth in your current role SSP CAREER DEVELOPMENT: ANDREW SANDLAND @andysandland
  4. 4. EMBRACE CORE BUSINESS SKILLS SSP CAREER DEVELOPMENT: ANDREW SANDLAND @andysandland
  5. 5. OPPORTUNITY ISN’T (ALWAYS) PRETTY ▸You probably don’t know what the next opportunity looks like ▸Change is your friend ▸It may not tick all of your boxes ▸It may surprise you ▸It won’t be forever SSP CAREER DEVELOPMENT: ANDREW SANDLAND @andysandland
  6. 6. FIVE(ISH) THINGS ▸Focusing on solely vertical aspirations may be counterproductive ▸Breadth brings value to you and your organisation ▸Embrace core business skills and be interested in what makes your business tick ▸Be luckier (opportunity isn’t always pretty) ▸Change is your friend ▸Relationships are hugely important SSP CAREER DEVELOPMENT: ANDREW SANDLAND @andysandland

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