Business Development Manager – University of Manchester
The Business Development Manager’s primary responsibility is to ensure that identified business needs for research and innovation are translated into collaboration opportunities, which will produce the maximum impact in terms of client company engagement, University cooperation and innovation, and that will lead to the delivery of outputs and outcomes in terms of increased research and innovation investments, new products and processes, new jobs created and jobs safeguarded and growth.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Excellent communication and networking skills
Sales and account management skills
Presentation skills both written and oral
Excellent planning, organisational, administrative and project management skills
Well-developed IT skills, including an understanding of computerised management information systems, spreadsheets, diary management, e-mail and CRM databases.
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to liaise with all levels of personnel
Ability to effectively links objectives and actions to an overall strategy
Ability to prioritise and schedule to ensure optimum use of time and resource
Sufficiently organised and flexible to switch between several ongoing tasks
Qualifications and experience:
At least degree level business education, or degree level qualification with a Management body or the relevant business experience to match these
Significant sector(s)/business experience in the private sector, including at a senior management or Director level, or track record in a University Business Development role.
An ethical understanding of what commercial services best meet the interests of the client
Knows how to prioritise and work with a portfolio of clients and prospects
Experience of working in a technology or academic environment and using Microsoft office applications
Understanding and experience of using project management techniques
Has technical knowledge in the key areas of product or process development and/or science.
Market knowledge and experience of key sectors: confident discussing, identifying and understanding business and technical issues/solutions
Wider knowledge of public and private sector clients
Understanding of sector issues
Highly presentable team player, but also a self-starter
Proven critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to identify opportunities and to be innovative
Professional and flexible approach and attitude
Excellent verbal and presentation skills
Excellent report and letter writing skills
Clean current driving licence
The closing date is 29 November 2017 with interviews on the 5 December 2017.
Please apply via the link below