Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) is the largest academic department at the University of Warwick, with a total annual income of £115m. The department has over 800 people working across ten dedicated research and education centres on the Warwick campus, plus collaborative centres in seven countries. WMG continually invests in state-of-the-art facilities and expertise to keep us at the forefront of innovation in our research, education and knowledge transfer activities, and as a group continue to grow. Passionate about manufacturing, innovation and technology, WMG is an exciting, dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, with specialised Engineering and manufacturing Education offerings (undergrad, masters, postgrad, industrial skills, professional development), research offerings (research council, collaborative and industry funded) and a wide variety of customers SME to blue chip, local and international.
WMG is now looking to appoint a key figure within its structure, the Director of Business Development. The Director of Business Development will lead WMG’s business development activities. Initially, they will develop and implement a business development strategy and tactical plans, providing leadership to the Business Development (BD) team and contribute strategic insight into WMG’s overall business development strategy.
The successful candidate will bring a demonstrable track record of successful commercial management at a senior level including framing of business development strategy, organisational change, achievement of challenging revenue targets, budget and staff management accountability.
The new Director will bring significant experience within the area of design and development of programmes/solutions for large corporate clients and will possess highly developed client management skills and understanding of delivering client satisfaction. The new Director will have the ability to engage with Marcomms to deliver high impact campaigns, experience of creating new business models, offerings and relationships as well as the capability to set vision and build, support and manage teams.
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At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Sliver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing date: 30th August 2022
The University of Warwick has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign; please apply below by submitting a CV & Cover Letter in Word Document format, or you can also email your documents to email@example.com. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Gary Checketts on 07392125550.