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Corporate Partnerships Manager

University of Southampton - Corporate Partnerships

Location: Southampton
Salary: £39,739 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th August 2021
Closes: 24th September 2021
Job Ref: 1483021TW

Location:  Highfield Campus
Interview Date:   To be confirmed

The University is proud of the impact of its research, with our researchers tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges. We work in partnership with industry and other organisations across a broad range of collaborations, enabling the translation of research outputs into policies, products and services of benefit to business and society at large.   

Research and Innovation Services is now recruiting a Corporate Partnerships Manager to take responsibility for the development and delivery of corporate partnerships and research collaborations with both existing and new business partners, seeking to maximise joint value across research, education and enterprise.  

With responsibility for a portfolio of major industrial partners, you will be driving a wide-ranging portfolio of projects designed to deliver the University’s research and enterprise strategy and maximise interactions between the University and strategic corporate partners. Commercially astute and technologically aware, you will work with world-class researchers and global partners to help shape the relationships, secure funding and develop strong, mutually beneficial partnerships.  You will engage with world leaders in research and industry and project manage a significant portfolio of projects with our strategic corporate partners. 

You will have strong commercial flair and excellent communication skills, be well-organised with the ability to multi-task and to work well as part of a virtual team. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-moving environment.  If you can handle all this and you have a relevant science/engineering degree or similar qualification with a proven track record of networking and building strong partnerships then we would like to hear from you.   

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Lord, Head of Corporate Partnerships:

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1483021TW on all correspondence.  

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