Business Advisor (Dimension 3) Manufacturing Advisor x 2 roles
The Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub is looking to recruit two experienced manufacturing professionals to join a growing team of Advisors who deliver detailed diagnostic and one-to-one support to ambitious manufacturing companies across the North West of England.
You will have an excellent track record in the manufacturing / engineering sector and will be expected to work closely with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), providing practical support to identify opportunities and barriers to improved productivity, growth and competitiveness; to deliver specialist support services yourself as well as identifying appropriate external suppliers to deliver services to clients; and to refer in broader complementary support services as appropriate.
You will be required to build and maintain relationships with Directors / Owners and operational management teams within SMEs, to carry out business diagnostics and create tailored packages of support for each client, tracking improvements and reporting against a suite of key performance indicators. You will also be expected to work closely with other stakeholders including Growth Hubs, Chambers of Commerce, local authorities and other business support providers as appropriate, to ensure the services are responsive to local needs and integrated within local structures.
The successful applicants will be self-motivated, team players with proven experience in the manufacturing / engineering sector. You will be able to handle technical data, are comfortable operating in a fast paced environment, routinely solving problems and thinking innovatively to get the best results in the most cost-effective way whilst complying with fixed contractual obligations. You will have excellent communication skills and have a proven track record in influencing others from shop floor to board level.
You will be working as part of an integrated business support service that brings together a range of publicly-funded programmes.
The Business Growth Hub is part of The Growth Company, a major social enterprise providing a wide range of business growth support services to employers and individuals.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 25 or Friday 26 January 2018
These roles are part-funded by European Regional Development Funds through the 2014-2020 England Operational Programme.
Business Growth Hub aims to promote a culture of flexible and agile working. With this in mind, we are happy to discuss suggestions as to how the responsibilities of this role can be met through a flexible approach to hours and or location.
Please refer to the attached Role Profile for a full job description and the skills and qualifications needed.
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