Job: Management Expert | KU Leuven Libraries
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Management Expert (ref. ATP-2022-746) Last updated : 12/12/2022
KU Leuven Libraries focuses on accessible collections that are preserved sustainably. In the field of the physical collections, various projects are underway that combine aspects of relocation, preservation, conservation and digitization. In this way we not only ensure optimal management and safe storage of the collections, but we also improve the service and accessibility for our users. Similar projects are also planned for all our collections in the near and further future. In order to support the policy preparation work and the implementation of these projects, we are looking for a passionate expert who can take on a leading role in this.
Unit website Function As a management expert, you will develop a policy proposal for the development of future-oriented, uniform and sustainable management for the physical collections of KU Leuven Libraries. You pay attention to the differences between the various collections. You analyze the current situation and propose concrete policy decisions in the field of collection management. As a management expert, you are the initiator of an optimization process for the services associated with our physical collections. You map out existing processes and, in consultation with the stakeholders, you look for improvements that you convert into concrete actions with them. You actively participate in ongoing projects (such as the Google Books project and #tomorrowsresearch) and monitor project implementation. For all these tasks, as a management expert, you work closely with the Strategic Working Group Collections within KU Leuven Libraries and you report to the head of the KU Leuven Libraries Library Services. Profile You have a master's degree or you are equivalent through experience. You have several years of experience as an initiator in a project of which the relevance to this position is demonstrable. You are a community builder: you can propagate a vision and engage others to do so. You have an analytical mind and can process a multitude of quantitative and qualitative data and extract the relevant information. You are able to process quantitative data via Excel or similar applications. You can work on a project basis and you have organizational talent. You can communicate fluently in both Dutch and English. offer We offer you full-time employment (80% is negotiable) for an indefinite period. We have a wide range of courses where we want to focus on your talents and personal growth. In addition, KU Leuven offers many fringe benefits such as hospitalization insurance, group insurance, additional days off, free commuting by public transport, (electric) company bicycle and bicycle allowance. Occasional teleworking and a workplace in our beautiful University Library on Ladeuzeplein in Leuven are of course also part of our offer. Further details about the employment conditions can be found on our job site. If you are immediately available for all assignments of this position, you will start in grade 7. Promising candidates who are not yet able to take on all assignments immediately or who still have to go through a specific training course, start in grade 6. Grade 8 is exceptionally reserved for candidates who have already be able to take on additional responsibilities at the start, due to extensive knowledge and experience. Details about the employment conditions can be found on our job site.