Head of Business and Innovation Partnerships

Cranfield University - Research & Innovation

Salary: £51,265 to £57,139 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £71,423 per annum)

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Cranfield University is a wholly postgraduate institution, with a distinctive mission to deliver outstanding transformational research that meets the needs of business, government and wider society. This exciting opportunity will enable the post holder to be at the heart of that mission, with career-enhancing prospects and transformative impact.

The Head of Business and Innovation Partnerships is a rewarding position which will play a pivotal role in ensuring delivery of the University’s Knowledge Exploitation strategy, enhancing the real-world impact of the IP created at Cranfield. Sitting within the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) the role will manage a team of business development managers to drive forward ambitious programmes with our strategic industrial partners. You will also deputise for the Director of Research and Innovation.

A first degree or equivalent experience in science or engineering related to Cranfield’s themes is essential with a strong research background. You should also be able to demonstrate substantial experience of working in a research, business and/or knowledge exchange capacity within the Higher Education sector where you will have developed an appreciation of academic culture and an understanding of the issues currently facing the UK Higher Education (HE) sector. With recent proven ability to provide clear leadership and management to staff and a “can-do” approach to managing client relationships, you will have extensive experience of successful bid preparation and of preparing business plans and delivering against them.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to manage a complex project portfolio, display a highly entrepreneurial and “can do” attitude and be able to work to demanding deadlines.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Christine Thompson, Director of Research and Innovation, on +44 (0)1234 75 4025 or (E); Christine.thompson@cranfield.ac.uk

Apply online now at www.cranfield.ac.uk/hr or contact us for further details on E: hr@cranfield.ac.uk or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2345. For any enquiries, please quote reference number 2593.


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