Jobs Last Update: 14-09-2018
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We have the following vacancies in Hong Kong Branch:
 

Accountant

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for financial accounting of the company, A/R and GL functions in particular;
  • Responsible for sales commission accrual and payment and deferred income analysis;
  • Responsible for Macau branch accounting and subsidiary incomes billing;
  • In charge of credit control function;
  • Prepare accounting close routines for month end;
  • Prepare monthly accounts of subsidiary for group consolidation;
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting;
  • Prepare reconciliation and analyze key account balances and transactions;
  • Regularly review the accounting processes for internal control compliance, risk assessment and process improvement;
  • Co-ordinate with team members and support the initiatives for workflow and process improvement; and system enhancement;
  • Ensure compliance for group accounting policies and liaise with auditors for statutory audit and internal audit;
  • Work on ad-hoc projects as directed by supervisor.
Job Requirements:
  • University graduate major in Finance or Accounting;
  • HKICPA or ACCA qualified or equivalent;
  • 5 years solid commercial experience with audit experience an advantage;
  • Flexible, highly organized, able to work independently under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player;
  • Practical experience in SAP, FICO preferred;
  • Computer proficiency with advanced MS Excel skill;
  • Fluent English and Mandarin.

Assistant Designer/ Designer

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design book covers from concept, through visual, to finished artwork from written design briefs
  • Design book layouts and typography, including occasional production of diagram and illustrations
  • Design marketing materials including leaflets, brochures, catalogues and display boards
  • Work with freelance illustrators and other design team members in implementing books designs
  • Provide final designs in required format for printing and production of books according to deadlines
  • Liaise with Production Manager to ensure the printing quality standards are met and deal with any issues that may arise
  • Collaborate with the digital team on interface design and eBook production 
Job Requirements: 
  • Polytechnic/Design institute graduate in visual communication
  • A minimum of 2 years graphic arts or related experience
  • Solid working experiences in publishing industry will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of prepress, print production and design trends
  • Proficiency of all graphic programs, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proactive, creative and attentive to details
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in teams
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Good command of both spoken and written English
  • Potential fresh graduates or candidates with fewer experiences may be considered as Assistant Designer

Assistant Editor / Editor - Chinese Language Teaching (CLT) - Primary Team

Job Responsibilities:
  • Planning, designing and developing Primary Chinese Language Teaching (CLT) publications of the highest possible quality;
  • Content and copy editing, proofreading and general editorial duties;
  • Liaising with authors, freelance contributors, teachers and academic consultants;
  • Collaborating with sales and marketing teams in market research, promotion and sales activities;
  • Collaborating with design, production and technical teams on publishing and digital/multimedia productions.
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Chinese language;
  • Editorial experience in educational books will be an advantage;
  • High level of literacy in written Chinese and Putonghua knowledge;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, team player, adaptable, flexible;
  • Presentation and public speaking skills;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and prioritization skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Meticulous eye for detail;
  • Fresh graduates are welcome;
  • Candidates with more experiences would be considered as Editor.

 

Assistant Project Manager (Teacher Training)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead a team to provide teaching support to and consultation for primary and secondary schools;
  • Design and conduct training programmes and workshops for various audience, including teachers, students and parents;
  • Plan and develop materials to facilitate classroom teaching;
  • Collaborate with editorial, design, and marketing teams to produce print and multimedia materials for various purposes;
  • Build and maintain relationships with educators and experts in English language teaching and related disciplines.
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in English language, Education or related fields of study;
  • 5–8 years of working experience in the education sector and familiar with the school environment;
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development preferred;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving and communication skills;
  • A positive and proactive working attitude;
  • A strong command of written English and Chinese;
  • Fluent in spoken English and Cantonese;
  • Candidates with more experience will be considered for a higher position.

Editor, Asia Education

Job Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate manuscript delivery from authors to ensure timely submission of teaching resource materials for both print and digital products (e.g. Teacher’s Books, flashcards, online quizzes, coaching books) following specified schedules templates and requirements
  • Content/developmental editing of print/digital teaching resource manuscripts, ensuring quality of content and alignment with editorial guidelines, vocabulary requirements, syllabus documents, comprehension skills frameworks, etc.
  • Check quality and quantity of teaching activity ideas, quiz question types across level, ensuring balanced coverage of skills and a wide variety activity options
  • Copyediting and proofreading of final print/digital teaching resource manuscripts prior to handover to production
  • Liaise with design companies and printing divisions directly to ensure high quality of printed materials
  • Artwork creation- brief and coordinate delivery from vendors, and review artwork/layout and ensure it is to a high quality standard and conforms to specified requirements and templates
  • Audio content creation- compile scripts, edit audio files and work closely with production companies to ensure end product is developed to a high quality delivery and according to budget/schedule. Check all audio files and ensure correct content, naming, tagging, saving prior to handover to e-content team
  • Build online teaching resources library, unbundling and reformatting existing print assets
  • Check all teaching resources, prior to handover to e-content team, to ensure correct file naming and metadata tagging
  • Check all teaching resources, after upload to platform- correct content, order, placement, audio links, tagging and functionality, modifying content directly on platform where edits are needed
 
Job Requirements:
  • University degree or above in Education, English or Literature
  • At least 2 years teaching experience, ideally in primary schools in Asia
  • At least 2 years editorial experience in print or e-learning materials, ideally in English Language Teaching
  • Highly proficient English language and communication skills
  • Experience working at a meticulous level of detail and ensuring high quality editorial outcomes within tight timelines

Editor / Project Editor / Executive Editor (Primary / Secondary Mathematics)

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all stages of the production of English and/or Chinese teaching and learning materials in book, audio-visual or electronic form
  • Ensure the teaching and learning materials are accurate and meet market needs and schedules, in order to achieve the policy and profit objectives set by management
  • Prepare manuscript, including proof-reading, copy-editing, develop ideas and prepare briefs for illustrations of books and products
  • Liaise with various departments to ensure smooth work progress and develop teacher network
 Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Mathematics, Engineering or Computer
  • At least 2 years’ experience in editorial work for Editor
  • Good knowledge about IT or teaching experience an advantage
  • Good organizational and communicative skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese
  • Candidates with more experience and capability will be considered as Project Editor

ELT Senior Editor/Editor (Secondary)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Plan, design and develop English Language Teaching (ELT) publications of the highest possible quality;
  • Manage the editorial process to ensure all material is produced on time and to budget;
  • Liaise with authors, freelance contributors, teachers and academic consultants to ensure high standards of content;
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams in market research, promotion and sales activities;
  • Collaborate with design, production and technical teams on publishing and digital/multimedia productions
Job Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a field related to language and/or education;
  • Substantial editorial experience, preferably in educational publishing;
  • Experience in teaching English as a foreign or second language;
  • Experience of working to tight publication deadlines and the ability to prioritize and manage a varied workload;
  • Strong analytical skills, a keen eye for detail and excellent content and copy-editing skills;
  • Native-speaker proficiency in both written and spoken English, and strong communication skills

Learning and Development Manager

Job Responsibilities:
  • Deliver effective presentations on professional development seminars, promotional and pedagogical talks;
  • Support the development of professional development as well as product content in conjunction with different departments on a range of topics and titles in order to support specific local or international campaigns, face-to-face and online;
  • Manage, lead and oversee the work of the consultant team;
  • Act as an adviser to Channel Sales on product and content;
  • Monitor and assure teaching quality and provide product related and educational support to clients;
  • Continuously review and develop as well as assess the effectiveness of product and training content;
  • Research and explore product potential for adoption in the private sector.
Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder, preferably in Education, English Language Teaching, and/or TESOL/TEFL;
  • An English native-speaker with experience in teaching EFL/ESL and/or young children (age 0-12);
  • A competent leader able to provide guidance that enhances performance in a manner which incorporates the company’s vision and culture;
  • Mature with excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
  • Independent, meticulous, organized and able to work under pressure;
  • Energetic, motivated and effective communicator and a team player;
  • A passion for learning and the people who make it happen;
  • A strong desire to continuously improve and develop;
  • High levels of literacy and computer/technology proficiency;
  • Willingness to travel to Mainland China and overseas.

Project Editor / Editor / Assistant Editor (Biology)

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in all stages of the production of English and/or Chinese teaching and learning materials in book, audio-visual or electronic form
  • Ensure the teaching and learning materials are accurate and meet market needs and schedules, in order to achieve the policy and profit objectives set by management
  • Prepare manuscript, including proof-reading, copy-editing, develop ideas and prepare briefs for illustrations of books and products
  • Liaise with various departments to ensure smooth work progress and develop teacher network
 Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Biology or related disciplines
  • At least 2 years’ experience in editorial work for Editor
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good knowledge of IT or teaching experience is an advantage
  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese
  • Candidates with more experience and capability will be considered as Project Editor

Regional Assessment Manager, Asia Education

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage product lifecycles of online and offline assessment from requirement gathering through to delivery and to continuous improvement in School, HE, and Corporate markets
  • Define operational guidelines and protocols for effective test implementation and provide the necessary product knowledge and technical expertise
  • Evolve competency and assessment frameworks
  • Create product roadmaps, and set product goals and metrics to measure goal achievement
  • Conduct market research, interact with potential customers through focus group discussions, surveys, and other research methods
  • Commission, manage, and evaluate assessment vendors and psychometricians
  • Recruit, develop, manage, and motivate teams in order to deliver required outcomes
 
Job Requirements:
  • 10-12 years’ experience in k-12, HE, and Test Prep assessment, including adaptive assessment, IRT, assessment management systems, and analytics
  • Relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Skills in requirements definition and management, process improvement, change implementation and planning, enterprise and business architecture, business modelling
  • Experience of Agile project delivery methodologies
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong influencing, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts and information
  • Be a self-starter and an active member articulating key approaches / decisions in solution architecture

Regional Publishing Manager, Asia Education

Job Responsibilities:
  • Publishing strategy: Grow and maintain profitable publishing for Asia Education k-12 and HE markets
  • Content development: conceptualize high-quality, marketable publishing with distinct competitive advantages
  • Publishing practice and quality standards: manage editorial matters, enhance, and maintain processes
  • Supervise day-to-day progress and coordination across projects
  • Manage budgets and resource acquisition
  • Author care and development of contributor network
  • Staff development and coaching
  • Community engagement: promote and participate in brand-building activities

 

Job Requirements:
  • 7-10 years’ related industry experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in English Language, Applied Linguistics, or a discipline related to English language teaching
  • Asia market awareness and excellent editorial skills
  • Business creativity and resourcefulness; good financial management skills
  • High level of organizational skills and ability to prioritize work
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills; presentation and public speaking skills
  • Competitive mentality with winning attitude
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude to team leadership and team building

Rights Executive

Job Responsibilities:
  • Secure literary and photo permissions for inclusion in educational and trade texts;
  • Ensure literary and photo permissions are secured within budget with a sense of financial responsibility on cost control;
  • Ensure copyright page or copyright acknowledgements are written accurately;
  • Process permission requests and prepare permission agreements on a timely manner;
  • Clearly record and archive attributes of literary, photos and artwork;
  • Develop and manage a documentation for rights and licensing operations system.
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Arts, Science, Communications, Journalism, Translation, or other related disciplines;
  • 2 years’ solid working experiences;
  • Able to work independently with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Able to handle multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Good written English and Chinese; Fair spoken Mandarin is an asset;
  • Computer literate.

Sales Executive

Job Responsibilities:
  • Collect school information and market intelligence
  • Implement and execute effective marketing programs to drive sales
  • Visit school clients to promote textbooks and services in assigned territories
  • Establish and maintain good business relationships with clients
  • Deliver professional presentations to clients
  • Participate in sales and marketing events and customer-related activities
  • Prepare periodical sales analysis reports
  • Assist and participate in other ad-hoc projects as directed
 Requirements: 
  • Degree holder in relevant discipline
  • Candidates with experience in school sector and a valid driving license will have an advantage
  • Fresh graduates are welcomed
  • Outgoing personality with strong communication skills
  • Good team player with a strong sense of responsibility

Senior Manager/ Manager - Channel Sales (Export)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Explore and identify business opportunities and new export channels in different countries;
  • Concrete connection to Asian / overseas distributors / agents;
  • Retain existing clients and explore more potential partnership from both existing market and outside Hong Kong;
  • Develop relationships with key accounts in order to maximise business opportunities;
  • Analyse the trends of the customers and developing plans and sales strategies to meet market needs;
  • Achieve assigned sales target and KPI by implementing sales strategies;
  • Conduct market research and surveys of new markets;
  • Co-ordinate & direct channel sales activities particularly in terms of international trade and exports;
  • Control the allocated budget and the implementation of the plan to achieve sales and strategic objectives;
  • Make suggestions to improve the products to increase their competitiveness;
  • Constantly review distributor's/agent’s performance and monitor their work to meet target sales;
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance in all activities and act accordingly when required in order to uphold the highest standards of the OUP’s code of conduct.

     
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Business Management or related disciplines;
  • 6-8 years’ experience of key account management and sharing best practices from sales and/or marketing;
  • Familiar with the education sector, publishing industry and overseas market;
  • An inspiring leader who can motivate, coach and direct subordinates from different background; able to work alone for any specific project and under pressure;
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise workload, recognise key opportunities and build customer relationship;
  • Good communicator, negotiator, self-starter and team player;
  • Good analytical skills and dynamic;
  • Fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Solution Architect

Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide pro-active technology solutioning support in the analysis, design, planning, and governance of programmes, projects and change initiatives.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement for the Press to benefit from the strategic application of technology.
  • Define technical requirement (NFR) and principles; Define guidelines and standards for Application Design and Development Cycle.
  • Lead and manage the development teams to ensure the code quality is up to enterprise requirements.
  • Lead the implementation of solution and work with various technical teams to resolve any technical queries or issues
 
Job Requirements: 
  • Degree educated or equivalent in a computing based subject;
  • At least 7 years’ experience as an application architect and/or lead developer;
  • Extensive experience of full stack software development (either coder or architect)
  • Experience of writing coding standards and ensuring they are adhered to
  • Working knowledge of at least some of the following languages: Java, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (Angular, React), Python
  • Familiarity with agile and lean methodologies would be beneficial
  • Experience of full stack JavaScript would also be advantageous

STEM Project Editor (Mathematics)

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist in all stages of the production of English and/or Chinese teaching and learning materials in book, audio-visual or electronic form, particularly in STEM education for local market
  • Ensure the teaching and learning materials are accurate and meet market needs and schedules, in order to achieve the policy and profit objectives set by management
  • Conduct STEM training or workshops in local schools
  • Liaise with various departments to ensure smooth work progress and develop teacher network
Job Requirements:
  • University degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Education or related disciplines
  • At least 1 year’ experience in editorial work
  • STEM-related teaching experience and video/animation production experience an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of coding (Python, Scratch, JavaScript, HTML, App Inventor, GGB, etc.) is preferred
  • Strong sense in latest edtech trends in AR, VR, AI, etc.
  • Good organizational and communicative skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Excellent command of written English and Chinese

Technical Consultant

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with business stakeholders, business analysts, solution and enterprise architects, and both internal and external development teams to define and deliver the required solutions
  • Ensure solutions and system designs align to agreed architecture and coding standards
  • Assess the impact of changes to existing applications and advise on best course of action
  • Interpret business and non-functional requirement and optimize solutions for sustainability and reuse, minimizing duplication of functionality across the OUP technology portfolio
  • Manage and maintain the overall design integrity of services and platforms
  • Producing full end to end system designs where appropriate
  • Work closely with the internal and external development teams building the solutions to align their outputs with requirements
  • Extend, maintain and promote reuse of common libraries and components
  • Stay aware of emerging technologies and market drivers in publishing sector
 
Job Requirements:
  • A university degree in computing based subject or equivalent discipline
  • A history of working as an application architect and/or lead developer. Previously held a position of either software developer (at a senior or lead level) or application/software architect will be an advantageous
  • Extensive experience of full stack software development (either coder or architect)
  • Experience of writing coding standards and ensuring they are adhered to
  • Experience of developing bespoke and SaaS solutions
  • Worked closely with mixed stakeholder groups up to board level
  • Working knowledge of at least some of the following languages: Java, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (Angular, React), Python
  • Familiarity with agile and lean methodologies would be beneficial
  • Experience of full stack JavaScript would also be advantageous

Technology Project Manager (12-month contract)

Purpose of the job:
To lead, manage and ensure successful end-to-end delivery of Technology projects or Technology work streams of business projects to agreed, time, cost and quality following a governance Change Framework (CF).
Job Responsibilities:
  • Project management of the design and build and release of the selected Technology solution 
    • Develop and monitor of the project scope and business objectives
    • Evaluate and select of the project’s delivery approach (e.g. agile, iterative or waterfall) depending on the solution, technology, target market maturity and the scale required.
    • Develop the business case, resource plan, project documentation and project plans
    • Develop schedules and work packages for the Technology project delivery team
    • Plan, control and drive the projects’ delivery; Produce and update project plans, scope and budget, including detailed resource and activity plans in order to deliver the agreed projects to specification, within time and budget, and to the agreed level of quality.
    • Manage project finance and budgets (forecasts, actual Vs planned etc).
    • Identify and manage project risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies 
  • Ensure quality assurance mechanisms are in place so that products / deliverables adhere to agreed requirements. Ensures that Technology solution requirements are defined, delivered and monitored following global Technology standards, architectures, and governance.
  • Supports benefits realisation and achievement of target business outcomes
  • Manage 3rd party suppliers and resources in line with agreed ways of working and contracts and SLA’s
  • Establish and maintains proactive, comprehensive stakeholder management and stakeholder communications
  • Builds high performing, collaborative project teams. Co-ordinates work done by different people and management of virtual teams.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in project delivery in line with Change Delivery Framework and Technology governance.
  • Support the development of talent in line with the Press’s requirements for technical, professional, managerial and leadership capability
  Job Requirements: 
  • Degree educated (or equivalent) with relevant project management qualification e.g. SAFe
  • Experience of different project delivery methodologies (e.g. agile, iterative, waterfall) 
  • Broad experience in a global organisation using in-sourced and out-sourced services
  • Experience of delivering projects in a complex geographical/ functional matrix organization
  • Experience in Publishing industry advantageous
  • Virtual working and collaboration in a matrix environment
  • Strong influencing, leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts and information.
  • Insightful, comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, pro-active, collaborative and consultative
  • Strong self-motivation, with the ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Great sense of ownership and driven-mind-set; Being a leader as a high performance team
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

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