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Senior Business Development Manager - Universities

Greater Manchester’s Business Growth Hub has a vacancy for an experienced individual to lead a team of specialist innovation development managers to deliver high quality specialist business collaboration advice for their nominated university along with managing your own portfolio of ambitious businesses that are aiming to achieve growth through innovation and collaboration. 

This will involve proactively generating high quality research projects, translating innovation challenges into specific requirements. The role will develop, input and manage collaborative relationships and research and/or technical validation projects with businesses, Universities and other research organisations.   

Essential Skills: 

The Senior Business Development Manager’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage, quality assure, monitor and report team performance and progress against contractual targets and budgets.
  • Generate collaborative projects using their understanding of university research, knowledge exchange and testing/validation facilities.
  • Support the development of collaborations, using appropriate resources and knowledge of relevant funded support available through the university and the wider network.
  • Manage internal and external, sub-contracted and partner services contributing to the delivery of collaborations.
  • Build and maintain a client portfolio identifying complex business issues and understand the research and innovation challenges and deliver bespoke collaboration support directly to enable the client to fully meet their innovation potential.

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

Interviews will take place Friday 5th April 2019. 

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


Manchester City Centre
Up to 43,784 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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