Head of Business Development

Recruiter
CRSI
Location
Cambridge
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This unique, exciting position and upper management role, as head of the business development function requires dynamic, strategic management of our product portfolio to deliver on opportunities through IP licensing models with strategic partners.

You will be leading the business development of innovative and ground-breaking technologies from the ‘wonder material’ graphene.

The business is a highly aspirational company built on ground-breaking advancements in graphene-based technologies. Since its isolation in 2004, graphene has promised continually to reshape the world of electronics but has so far remained an elusive prospect. The company vision is to finally bring the game changing capabilities of this material to the world, delivering its extraordinary benefits to global society. The company has a wide range of technology development areas in sectors ranging green energy generation and storage through to medical instrumentation and diagnostics and far beyond.

We are currently looking for people who are driven by the idea of achieving what’s currently out of reach, and passionate about delivering next generation technologies that will bring benefits to the whole world.

We are seeking an individual who can: -

  • Develop and manage the Business Development department, function and team
  • Own and grow the company Business Development & commercial strategies with the CEO
  • Effectively identify and deliver high value opportunities in target technology sectors
  • Identify, develop and secure engagement with suitable strategic partners and customers
  • Drive the initial negotiation of high value partnership contracts and licencing agreements
  • Collaborate with the R&D team to identify projects and products with market potential
  • Promote the company, technology and ethos at global events
  • Work with the management team to implement efficient BD systems and processes
  • Prepare high quality executive reports for the board and external stakeholders

With the following skills: -

  • Deep background in Business Development of high-tech products
  • Well-developed departmental management capabilities
  • Experienced with disruptive, initially push driven, technology exploitation
  • Very good opportunity identification and exploitation potential capacity
  • Ability to deliver market traction from novel technologies
  • IP licencing, contract negotiation and commercial partnership management capabilities
  • Agile approach to programme management
  • A capability to grasp quickly new scientific concepts and technologies
  • An exceptional team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Good financial understanding of business operations
  • Confident at presenting, regardless of the audience
  • 2:1 degree level in relevant subject; physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering or suitable equivalent experience

Why is this a great opportunity?

As a start-up they would like you to enjoy the success of the company which you will be helping to build. You will benefit from a generous company share option program, market salary and pension.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference not only to company performance but also to the worldwide technology landscape.

If you are interested in helping them change the world, please send your CV by an email via the button below.

Location: Cambridge

Salary: Competitive

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