The tenth episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast serves as a primer on the sales role within scholarly publishing- what sales professionals do, how they operate as relationship managers, and the role of their interactions from end user to publisher. Andy Douglas, Vice President of Commercial Partnerships and Strategic Business Development at Springer Nature, addresses these questions and more. Hosted by Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) and Sara Grimme (Digital Science).
Sara Grimme is the Director of Strategic Accounts at Digital Science. Prior to joining Digital Science, Sara was Publishing & Product director at Elsevier, and launched Elsevier’s open access mega journal, Heliyon. Before joining Elsevier Sara worked for Nature Publishing Group, launching and running the open access journal Scientific Reports. When not thinking about all things publishing and open access, Sara can be found with a giant stack of books and a glass or two of wine, while pondering her next travel adventure.