Location: Peripatetic (East of England area)
Posted on: 15/04/2021
Do you want to work with the most ambitious, high-growth innovative SMEs businesses?
Do you want to work with these businesses to develop their long-term growth, innovation and commercialisation plans?
Do you have credible experience at a senior level within an innovative growing business and/or setting up your own high growth innovative business?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions the role of Innovation & Growth Specialist could be for you!
Working with Exemplas to deliver the Innovate UK EDGE service, you will act as a strategic coach and mentor to businesses to help them with innovative growth solutions to survive the immediate Covid-19 crisis and to ensure they are ready for growth as conditions and markets recover.
About the role
In this role you will deliver the Innovate UK EDGE service to provide innovation and business advice to a portfolio of SME clients.
Your responsibilities will include:
We are looking for someone with business experience at a senior level and/or experience of setting up and running their own high growth business, who has strategic and management or consultancy experience in the commercialising of ideas, including IP, access to finance and establishing sales channels.
You will need to demonstrate experience or knowledge of:
This is a full-time role on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2022, with the potential to extend beyond this. The role is peripatetic and we currently working remotely due to Covid-19 and meeting our clients through video calls. Therefore, we are flexible around where you are based, however you will be required to travel to clients around the East of England and occasionally to our Hatfield office when required, once restrictions are lifted.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and value diversity in our workforce. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with approximately 200 employees across a number of locations. For over 25 years, we have provided business advisory services to more than 500,000 small to medium sized businesses on behalf of Government and Private sector organisations. As a business we recognise that giving a superior service to our clients depends on making the most of our people and we aim to give our teams challenging opportunities, recognition for achievement, job enrichment and the maximum flexibility we can.
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