Working with The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a state-of-the-art research and development centre, maturing academic research and exploiting cutting edge and future tech in industry, the successful Manufacturing Consultant will be a part of the Business Launch Centre (BLC) and Manufacturing Support Services team (MSS). Responsible for strengthening the MTC`s presence in the North East, providing a unique "one stop shop" manufacturing realisation and improvement service to SME`s and Start-up`s, giving them access to world class manufacturers, technologies and funding. The successful Manufacturing Consultant will have a background working with manufacturing-based SME`s as a Manufacturing Consultant or selling engineering services.
As a Manufacturing Consultant you will;
Deliver the primary business objectives for the Business Launch centre and manufacturing support services teams. Conduct line walks with prospective and current clients providing diagnostic thought out improvement ideas / solutions. Pro-actively engage with prospective clients in a timely and professional manner. Own and maintain key client relationships. Understand the client`s technological and strategic roadmap`s. Develop the Manufacturing Support Services value proposition for prospective clients and the specific project activities the company can support to deliver their business objectives. Understand and validate the financial position of the client and their funding stream. Generate business cases for funding allocation. Understand the client`s internal organisational structure and alignment with budget holders. Develop proposals. Close deals with clients. Identify next stage projects. Sales pipeline management and reporting through the phases of opportunity identification, validation, qualification and then closing. Provide proactive support to the Head of Business Development, Manufacturing Support Services
The ideal Manufacturing Consultant will have;
An industrial manufacturing Engineering background in automotive, aerospace & defence, electronics or general engineering. Experience in a manufacturing consultancy role or selling general engineering services in to SME`s. Technical qualification such as an Engineering degree or MBA (desirable).
If interested, please forward an updated copy of your CV to Rebecca Gibbs