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Innovation Development Manager - University of Salford

Greater Manchester’s Business Growth Hub has a vacancy for an experienced individual who is passionate about business support and able to provide specialist and technical innovation support to enable the delivery of high quality Innovation business services as part of the Innovation Team. 

This will involve proactively generating high quality research projects, translating innovation challenges into specific requirements and matching them to the shared objectives of both GC Business Growth Hub and your nominated University. The role will develop, input and manage collaborative relationships and research and/or technical validation projects with businesses, Universities and other key stakeholders and partners. 

 Essential Skills:

  • Proven track record in consultative sales and analysis and interpretation of innovation needs that led to business impact and growth.
  • Experience of identifying Industry innovation needs and mapping with University technical and research capability
  • Ability to produce detailed technical brief, timed proposal explaining appropriate university facility and costed solution that provides the recipient business with a comprehensive solution to their innovation challenge
  • Experience of project management in the field of engineering/scientific needs and solutions
  • Detailed technical knowledge of Industry 4.0, product design and validation
  • Experience of building long term business partnerships and collaborations with Industry

Please refer to the attached Role Profile for a full job description and the skills and qualifications needed.

Interviews will take place Thursday 6th June 2019

This is a fixed term post until December 2021

This post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Manchester City Centre, Salford
Up to 39,704 per annum
Closing Date
Ref No

Please refer to the attached Role Profile for a full job description and the skills and qualifications needed.

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The Growth Company (GC) is committed to providing equal opportunity for all of our colleagues and customers. Here at GC, we value and respect their diversity. All our people are recruited based on their skills, relevant qualifications and experience - regardless of their gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age or nationality. 

The Growth Company 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.