Salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a. (pro rata)
The Business Development Manager will have direct responsibility for leading business engagement activities for the Energy Storage Research Core Area, one of the nine core areas within the Royce Institute. The Business Development Manager will proactively identify, approach and engage with companies, Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and other research-focused organisations to help drive commercial exploitation of innovations in Advanced Materials and to win business through collaborations.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, dynamic, flexible and have experience in a HEI (or related) setting of developing strategic approaches to business engagement. With a Bachelor's degree in a physical science, you will have a background in working within a scientific or engineering organisation, preferably with a focus on energy storage. Excellent networking and interpersonal skills with experience of building relationships with industrial clients are essential in order to achieve the aims of the role.
The successful candidate will have experience of forging strong relationships with a range of stakeholders. They will have experience of successfully developing networks and the ability to think strategically and tactically, to listen closely, and to translate ideas into action.
Working in collaboration with the Oxford Royce team, the Head of Business Engagement at the Royce Institute, and the team of Royce Business Development professionals across all Royce partners, the Business Development Manager will help deliver the Royce Institutes vision of collaborative working with industry and academia to accelerate the innovation of materials systems in order to create economic and societal benefit with a particular emphasis on Energy storage materials.
This is an excellent opportunity for career progression for someone experienced in business development in a university setting as part of a growing, dynamic team in a rich and stimulating university environment. If you have a good level of knowledge and experience of working with industry and academia to develop mutually beneficial projects, can win the trust and confidence of a wide range of people, this is an excellent opportunity to expand your skillset further at a pivotal time in the development of energy storage. The post is part-time, nominally 50% FTE, but there is some flexibility for increasing this percentage.
You will be based in the Department of Materials, within the central science area, and therefore will have access to the research groups, funded by the Faraday Institution and the Royce Institute, working on varying aspects of Energy storage. The successful candidate will be expected to travel to industry locations when required as well as attending events, seminars etc in order to promote the Royce Institute to a wider audience. In addition, travel to meetings in Manchester and other partner Universities may be required from time to time.
All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 1 April 2019. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 11 April 2019 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.