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Business Development Manager (Project SIBLING)

Faculty of Life Sciences

School of Chemistry and Biosciences

Salary:  £46,974 to £54,395 per annum pro rata
  Fixed Term till March 31st 2025
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 18 December 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0158444

The University of Bradford have recently received funding through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for an 18 month programme of work entitled Scientific Instrumentation for Business Leadership in Innovation and Growth (SIBLING) (£1.9 m). This exciting project establishes new additive manufacturing and analytical capabilities at the University's City Campus dedicated to delivering 45 discrete Research Projects to West Yorkshire based SMEs starting in October 2023. They are targeted at utilising the existing and newly invested infrastructure alongside established academic expertise from the Faculties of Life Sciences and Engineering and Informatics to help SME with innovation in their processes and product development. 

As part of the programme, the University of Bradford is seeking to recruit 2 roles for the duration of the project; (i) a Business Development Manager and (ii) a technician working closely with one another and existing staff at the UoB who will also be working on the project.  

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for establishing and building client relationships with potential SME beneficiaries of Project SIBLING. They will develop a commercial strategy for the Project and develop leads and new SME interactions into tangible project outputs under the guidance of the UoB Commercial Manager. They will take a lead role in developing marketing media, attending regional events and pulling together events hosted at the UoB. 

In return, we offer:

•    Generous pension scheme - Universities Superannuation Scheme 

•    Annual leave starting at 30 days, plus an additional eight bank holidays and five customary holidays.

•    Family friendly policies.

•    Multiple staff support networks.

Full details of the benefits on offer can be viewed here

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