Business Development Manager

Operations - Grimsby

Ref: 437 Date Posted: 27 September 2022

Are you experienced in Business Development?

Do you want to work for the UK’s leading Technology, Innovation and Research Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy?

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is recruiting a BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER for our Grimsby office. 

The role with focus on next generation O&M, including data and digital solutions, robotics, autonomous systems, advanced training & tooling technology, supply chain growth programmes and the transition to net-zero.

This position drives partnerships with key clients, including Developers, Owner/Operators, Supply chains, LEP’s, and trade associations, as well as supporting benchmarking services directly with offshore wind operators.

What will I do?

  • Bring new customers and revenue to the business from a variety of sources including industry, government agencies and local enterprise zones
  • Provide ongoing technical consultation with the industry showcasing our value-added service offering, building and maintaining a validated pipeline of opportunities in O&M
  • Build mutually beneficial partnerships with the industry
  • Promote the benefits of our portfolio of services, including the Operations and Maintenance Centre of Excellence.  
  • Identify new solutions for the industry and manage their development
  • Assist with the development of written deliverables such as internal research, business plans, external technology foresight roadmaps and conference presentations

What are we looking for?

  • Good experience in managing relationships with customers, potential customers and stakeholders
  • Experience of bringing in new revenue and customers to a business, ideally within a similar industry
  • Strong personality and enthusiastic approach
  • Commercial mindset to ensure a pipeline of projects
  • Influencing, negotiating, and communication skills
  • Confident in presenting to a wide range of audiences (conferences, working groups)
  • Excellent report writing skills for internal and external publication
  • Ability to collate, assess and analyse industry priorities and other data
  • Knowledge of innovation in the industry and its key drivers
  • Degree in STEM subject or equivalent experience, in order to understand the technical aspects of the role
  • Understanding of public and private sector funding models is desirable

What do we offer?

  • Salary around £42k, dependent on experience and industry knowledge
  • Flexibility to work at home with time onsite as required
  • 38 days holidays pro-rata, including flexible bank holidays and option to buy 5 days extra
  • Open working environment with great potential for development
  • Pension, annual bonus, life assurance and health care scheme as standard

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

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