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Global Competition & Partnership Executive

CU Services Ltd - Coventry University Services Limited (CUSL)

Location: Coventry
Salary: £35,839 to £50,966
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th November 2022
Closes: 12th December 2022
Job Ref: CUSL000115

Fixed Term Contract to March 2025

As a key part of the Innovate UK EDGE team, the Global Competition & Partnership Executive will have a leading role in delivering Innovate UK EDGE Global Competition and Partnership initiatives.

Innovate UK EDGE Global comprises four key areas: Global Insights, Global Growth, Global Collaboration and Global Inward Investment. The successful candidate for this post has an essential technical and operational function in the design, development, promotion and implementation of such activities.

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s deep investment in the pioneering businesses that drive economic growth. As part of a nationwide consortium of Growth Partners, Coventry University is host to a regionally-based team of Innovation & growth and internationalisation specialists whom you will join in offering impactful services to leading-edge businesses across the Midlands.

The Role

The Innovate UK Global Competition & Partnership Executive will work closely with team members, Innovate UK technology specialists, Global Partnership Managers and other Innovate UK EDGE consortium partners to launch and operate flagship national programmes designed to harness UK competitive advantage at a global level. The role includes programme development, delivery of technical content, managing events and logistics, client management, stakeholder management and developing close working relations with global stakeholders.

The Successful Applicant

With a background in working with innovative businesses and delivering strategic programmes with multiple stakeholders you will have experience in:

  • Working closely with colleagues both internally and across diverse organisations to achieve shared objectives and goals.
  • Collaborating with international partners in both the public and private sectors.
  • Travelling internationally and leading international visits, taking responsibility for all aspects of the activity.
  • Delivering activities such as campaigns, events and international visits, designing and communicating technical content.
  • Applying protocols, rules and compliance at all stages of an activity.
  • Designing and operating high-profile business services to an excellent standard and achieving high rates of customer satisfaction.
  • Understanding business needs particularly around innovation, growth and internationalisation.
  • Working under pressure to achieve milestones often within a fixed timeframe.
  • Developing strategies to cope with uncertainty and risk.

Benefits

As well as a competitive salary, we have a range of impressive benefits; some of which are; a fantastic pension scheme, generous holiday allowances, an agile working policy, childcare voucher scheme, personal and professional development, employee networks, cycle to work scheme and discounted membership to the University's bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre where the University offers a physiotherapy service for all staff.

Our team members adopt an agile working style whilst also having an office-base and presence here on Coventry campus when required.

Cultural diversity in our teams bring insights to, and broad experience of, multiple business cultures. It is part of our DNA and we seek it out. We want to discover what you can bring to the EIO through your personal experience, background, and identity as much as through your professional expertise.

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