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Business Development Officer (612518)

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering

Location: Glasgow, Paisley, Renfrew, Hybrid
Salary: £31,396 to £34,980
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 431596
 

The Business Development Officer will report to the NMIS Business Development Process Manager and coordinate the capture of all client engagement information across the business, manage the flow of leads into and through the organisation, ensuring that leads progress to contracts for work using a clear and transparent process.

The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological institution and has a long history of working with industry to deliver strong business growth from access to research and innovation expertise. The latest major initiative continuing to deliver on this track record is through the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

As a magnet for innovation in advanced manufacturing, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) group of specialist R&D centres, supports manufacturing, engineering and associated tech businesses of all sizes, to thrive domestically and internationally through accelerating productivity, embracing new digital technologies and achieving net-zero targets.

We turn smart ideas into reality and deliver ground-breaking research.

Coming from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, our passionate team works alongside industry, academia, and the public sector to solve problems, train the workforce of the future and generate the creative ideas that will transform manufacturing.

Ultimately, we are growing the economy, developing a vibrant and skilled talent pool and helping create prosperous, sustainable communities.

The position will involve:

  • Ownership of capturing, tracking, and progressing leads through to project kick-off.
  • Prepare costings and quotations for commercial and small R&D projects.
  • Ownership and maintenance of data captured on customer relationship management system (Microsoft Dynamics 365) to ensure its integrity for reporting purposes.

To be considered for this role you will have the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with an HNC/HND level qualification and be expected to demonstrate an enthusiasm for innovation and an interest in the manufacturing sector; or have relevant experience. You will have demonstrable experience in managing business processes, developing R&D proposals for industry. You will have experience of interfacing with staff engaged in business development, contracts, engineering, and industrial customers, building relationships across these contacts to ensure rapid responses to customer’s queries and appropriate prioritisation of tasks. You will have the ability to plan and organise your own workload and to work as part of a team.

This post is located at the NMIS building in Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS), Paisley (near Glasgow Airport). Please note the Innovation District has limited public transport services.

For informal enquiries, please contact Abid Hussain. Business Development Process Manager, abid.hussain@strath.ac.uk
 
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