Head of Business Development


HBD 3362002


Business Managers, General & Other, Management & Senior Executive, Marketing, Marketing & Business Development, Other, Other, Product Manager


£50,000 to £60,000 Per Annum


+ Bens, amazing organisation



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We specialise in the recruitment of high-quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Business Development role for a leading organisation based in Norwich.

Head of Business Development’s Main Duties:

  • Facilitate the identification and evaluation of opportunities for increasing commercial incomes through careful exploitation of knowledge assets.
  • Lead the development of the Knowledge Exchange, Commercialisation (KEC) Impact strategies,
  • Maximise Intellectual Property and commercial opportunities,.
  • Defining and delivering Impact Strategies, in line with the vision and mission, and the Strategic Programmes.
  • Delivering high quality services and support to maximise the commercial incomes, through careful exploitation of knowledge assets, including intellectual property.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the QI research community, reviewing the KEC and Impact strengths and delivering programmes to develop the skills and capabilities of the researchers as required.
  • Maximising the funding opportunities available by building productive networks and relationships with stakeholder groups including; local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, specific industries, individual businesses, other universities and Research Councils funded research Institutes.
  • Leading and managing the KEC professionals in the Business Development team, work within the resources and structures in place, to foster a culture of innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship within the team.
  • Working with the Head of External Relations and Engagement to create a strategy for marketing and stakeholder management and monitor the impact of organisational strategies on the commercial activities.
  • Bid on funding opportunities aimed at accelerating the exploitation of the knowledge assets.
  • Working with the Head of Contracts to facilitate information management and reporting.
  • Preparing Confidentiality Agreements and ensuring that opportunities for intellectual property are maximised.
  • Managing the IP and patenting processes.

Head of Business Development’s Education/Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in a scientific subject
  • PhD in biological science, desirable
  • MBA or equivalent qualification, desirable
  • A formal IP qualification, desirable

Head of Business Development ESSENTIAL Experience

  • Successful delivery of services which maximise commercial incomes from knowledge assets
  • Thorough knowledge of IP in relation to science and/or healthcare
  • Budget management skills and experience
  • Experience of managing a team to successfully deliver organisational support in business development and commercialisation
  • Delivery of organisation-wide development programmes in relation to IP, commercialisation or innovation
  • Experience of successfully delivering organisation-wide commercialisation, impact, or equivalent, strategies
  • Experience of successfully negotiating with industrial partners/customers and scientists

Head of Business Development’s Desirable NOT ESSENTIAL Experience

  • A thorough understanding of the funding streams
  • Experience of assessing commercial developments/innovation in a scientific and academic environment
  • Experience of establishing a network of contacts in biological sciences
  • Experience of organising international workshops/seminars
  • Experience of Chairing multidisciplinary meetings and committees

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