Business Development Manager – Health and Life Sciences: De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.
A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

Enterprise and Business Services has enterprise and innovation at it's heart. An enterprise culture is embedded across the whole University and includes activities and experiences for staff, students and stakeholders. Enterprise and Business Services are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and target driven self-motivated individual to support ambitious commercial targets.


De Montfort University has set out a clear and ambitious agenda for increasing business engagement in support of its aspiration to be positioned as the definition of a twenty-first century global university.
The Business Development team in the Enterprise and Business Services Directorate provides leadership and support for the development of profitable and strategic relationships with business, organisations and funding bodies.
You will apply specialist knowledge of developing industry/business partnerships from small and medium sized enterprises to large organisations.
As Business Development Manager you will work collectively with the BDM team on strategic initiatives and projects, as well as being a partner for a specific faculty.

You will apply specialist knowledge of developing industry/business partnerships through contract and collaborative research, knowledge exchange, consultancy, higher degree apprenticeships, CPD and in aiding the commercialisation of IP (licensing).
This post will be supporting our Health & Life Sciences (HLS) department.

Ideal Candidate

As the Business Development Manager (HLS), you will have an understanding of business development in Universities and a track record of successfully increasing commercial income, meeting performance targets and managing resources and relationships.  A clear understanding of the strategic needs, issues and decision processes of major corporations and public sector employers is essential in order to successfully manage and promote corporate and stakeholder engagement. Being a team player and excellent communicator are qualities we value.  At a key time for the university, this is a critical role and a great opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious and high performing leader and influencer.

£42,482 - £52,247 – Salary to be set by Vice Chancellor in accordance with Senior staff pay, this will be dependent upon skills and experience

Interviews to take place week commencing 27/01/2020.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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