SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (138980)

BioIC has successfully won a tender to perform a “Network Integrator” (NI) role for Scottish Enterprise to increase the ability of the centre to engage with industry sectors outwith those currently actively using Industrial Biotechology processes. Funding for this position is available until October 2019 however, this is likely to be extended for a period beyond October 2019 and will be at the discretion of the funders.

Salary Range: £32,236 - £39,609
FTE: 1.0
Term: Fixed (until 31 October 2019)
Closing Date: 13 September 2018

The University of Strathclyde hosts the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC). The Centre’s aim is to facilitate the establishment of a £1 billion industrial biotechnology (IB) industry in Scotland by 2025, add value to the Scottish economy and create over 1500 new jobs. The centre will lead the development of the necessary skills, technologies and foster relationships to ensure this goal is met. The centre is currently funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Industrial Membership of the Centre and Collaborative Grants.

In addition, IBioIC has successfully won a tender to perform a “Network Integrator” (NI) role for Scottish Enterprise to increase the ability of the centre to engage with industry sectors outwith those currently actively using Industrial Biotechology processes. Funding for this position is available until October 2019 however, this is likely to be extended for a period beyond October 2019 and will be at the discretion of the funders.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to co-ordinate and support the activity within the IBioIC business development team with a particular focus on delivery of the “Network Integrator” project and its aims to enable the realisation of Scotland’s “National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology”. The job-holder will work across IBioIC, with relevant external and internal stakeholders and industry groups across Scotland to introduce the opportunities IB can offer companies within their core business or by adding value to their by-product or waste streams. The job-holder will be expected to work independently within the confines of the remit of the NI project with minimal supervision. The job-holder will have previous experience of business engagement, account management or consultancy and must be confident speaking to a range of stakeholders across all levels of target companies. An understanding of business processes, coupled with the ability to build effective relationships and work independently, balancing a range of demands will be crucial to the success of this position.

Applications are invited from candidates seeking a challenging role. The successful candidate will work as part of a small, dynamic team that works closely with the industrial members, academic partners, external funding agencies and Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Due to the start-up nature of the Innovation Centre, there requires to be a degree of flexibility within the remit of the post.

The post will report to the Business Development Manager within IBioIC.

For informal enquiries, please contact Jude Huggan, Business Development Manager, at judith.huggan@ibioic.com or on 0141 548 2307.

The full job description and application form can be viewed and completed via the University of Strathclyde vacancies section.