Job Opportunity: Innovation Manager (Partnerships & Regional Development)

University of Warwick are looking for an Innovation Manager (Partnerships & Regional Development).

Do you have the skills and expertise to help Midland’s manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) innovate and improve? The WMG SME Group are seeking an Innovation Manager to help to deliver on our Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) project. The project helps manufacturing SMEs to benefit from the latest in digital manufacturing technologies and thinking, helping them become more sustainable, productive and competitive.

The ideal candidate will have experience in Management / Business Development, either within an SME or working with SMEs in the supply chain, with an understanding of at least one or more of the following:

  • Digital manufacturing, machine-based data capture and sensors, networks and connectivity, and data analytics
  • Manufacturing processes, including products, production, assembly, automation and robotics
  • Products and Materials, from design, scale–up to end of life including recycling and onwards re-use
  • Supply chains, lean manufacturing, manufacturing operational efficiency, business models
  • Developing winning collaborative bids and R&D propositions

They are looking for a great communicator and someone who is client-focused and has a proven track record of success with the ability to get things done working independently and within a team. The ability to build relationships with industrial and academic collaborators to harness capability, and to shape opportunities for business growth, is essential. Ideally, you will have experience of, or a drive to further, digital manufacturing and /or low emission mobility (such as vehicle electrification or intelligent vehicles) and a passion for working with manufacturing companies.

In return, they can offer a stimulating and challenging work environment, with the opportunity to have a real impact on commercial success within the SME sector, as well of the benefits of working within a highly regarded organisation.

A great range of benefits include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

Closing date is 20 Feb.

For a full list of the job description, background and duties, visit the link below.