Head of Business Unit

Coventry £ 65,000 - £ 90,000 Permanent

Job Reference: 012773

The Manufacturing Technology (MTC) is a research centre opening within Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) 4-7, taking academic research and maturing it to the point where it can be exploited by industry. The creation of Business Launch centre (BLC) enables higher TRL levels (7 to 9) to be supported including incubation of prototype to pilot line production to be supported. The centre is currently focussed on a number of channels including start-up companies, entrepreneurs and investment markets. Working in partnerships with Consilium recruit they are seeking a Head of Business Unit

Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, 5 day working week condensed in to 4 days, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.

The Role

The MTC seeks an experienced Head of Business Unit who has a wide range of scope including Business Development, Manufacturing Consultancy and engineering/manufacturing background. Needs to understand investment markets and will be exposed to investors from various backgrounds who support technology based companies. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing organisation, adding value to new start-ups, strategic accounts, MTC members and clients

As the Head of Business Unit you will be responsible for the strategic development and tactical implementation of business activity in order to achieve yearly budgets
You will drive an active pipeline of Business Development to ensure year on year targets are achieved as agreed with the Director of Business Launch Centre Ltd
You will develop active marketing plans with the marketing team to help promote the MTC Business Launch Centre Brand and raise market awareness of the support actives available to entrepreneurs and start-up companies
You will have direct reporting responsibility for your own team within within MTC BLC and act as mentor and champion for MTC BLC in co-ordination, guidance and support from all MTC themes whilst developing and growing the business unit
You will be maintain key relationships especially within one to many organisations such as banks, insurance investment and corporate finance departments of member organisations and contact support strategy required to assist in developing next level operational project engagements

The Person

As the ideal candidate for the Head of Business Unit you will ideally have knowledge of financial markets, investments, Venture Capital ad Seed Stage Investors
Balance sheets and financial statements of P&L of prospect companies
Business Development techniques, business plans and methodologies
Manufacturing and production benchmarking
Manufacturing change management and human factors
Presentations and guest speaking at events including supporting exhibition stands

Knowledge of the following would be advantageous:

Manufacturing and process simulations tools e.g. Discrete Event Simulation
Manufacturing systems such as MES
Financial and supply chain modelling
Factory automation and robotics

To apply for the position of Head of BLC please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Rebecca Gibbs
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