Posted on: 01/08/2022
Do you have significant business experience engaging with innovative, high-growth SMEs?
Have you got an impressive track record of building and maintaining relationships with partners/ stakeholders to encourage referrals?
Are you highly motivated to encourage these SMEs to engage with support, and to develop their own long-term growth, innovation and commercialisation plans?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions the role of Regional Business Development Specialist could be for you!
About the role
In this role you will maintain and establish relationships with business support services and stakeholders to raise awareness of and improve the reach and take up of Innovate UK EDGE services.
Your responsibilities will include:
You will have previous experience of B2B consultative sales of a service to owners/ boards / C-suite SME clients. In addition, you will be practiced at building referral networks with partner organisations. We are looking for someone with experience of working within a business support organisation who is highly motivated to engage with potential new clients to encourage them to take up Innovate UK EDGE support and services.
You will need to demonstrate experience or knowledge of:
We endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time basis, so please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your initial phone interview.
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 and 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 part of our expert team, you can expect to be empowered to be the best you can and share our company values of Openness (I am keen and willing to engage), Inspiration (I want to be the best that I can be), Conviction (We win, or lose, together) and Accountability (I will take responsibility and ownership). 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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