Business Acceleration Manager
Business Acceleration Manager

Location:  BioHub at Alderley Park, SK10 4TG

Full-time:  Competitive salary, plus participation in BioCity share option scheme

This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity to join BioCity, the UK’s leading life science Incubation Company, as part of a small local team responsible for growing the BioHub at Alderley Park into one of the leading centres in the country.  The primary focus is on developing New and Start-Up or Spin-Out Companies, with additional focus on more established companies and corporate innovation teams. This activity serves two purposes; to develop investment deal flow for the Alderley Park Ventures investment fund; and to build the base of high quality, fast-growing businesses based at the BioHub and Alderley Park site

Principle aspects of the role:

The Business Acceleration Manager will lead the BioHub Innovation Engine accelerator programmes

  • Lead on teaching Lean Start-up, Business Model Canvas, and Innovation programmes, reinforcing this as the premier Life Science company support programme in the country:
    • Coordinate and run BioCity incubation programmes:  Spark, Boot Camps, Develop, Launch, Lean Start-up, Investment Readiness, Company Growth
    • Establish the BioHub programme as regional critical path to translating IP and technologies to commercial reality
    • Work directly with businesses to accelerate their development and facilitate investment
    • Update life science content
    • Build ecosystem of support (and supporters) around the programme to enrich content and delivery
  • Work closely with Alderley Park Ventures Investment Manager to identify and progress promising opportunities for investment and provide direct input into the investment decision-making process
  • Help established companies to grow faster
  • Grow and maintain relationships with Universities, NHS, and corporates to ensure pipeline of opportunities as a source of new ideas, people, technology, IP, companies:
  • Work with Corporate Partners and other Professional Service Providers and Consultants to develop workshops and investment readiness
  • Identify and implement new ways to support businesses and increase their success
  • Prepare reports, by collecting and analysing data
  • Contribute to producing sales and marketing materials
  • Work closely with Mentor Network Coordinator to ensure greatest level of support for NewCos and existing BioHub companies

Skills

  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, always looking for new opportunities - at the same time being highly focussed, organised, driven, and results oriented
  • Strong presentation skills essential, with ability to deliver in workshop format
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, a connector, with genuine interest in supporting the success of others
  • Understanding of what makes successful businesses
  • Strong Customer Relationship Management
  • Project management skills

Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have worked in a small business environment in life sciences and understand the issues and challenges facing such companies. Would be perfectly suited to a serial entrepreneur
  • Experience of lean start-up methodology desirable
  • PhD and/or Scientific background with knowledge of the life science/pharma industry is important
  • MBA and/or similar financial qualification
  • Strong business skills a significant plus

Personal

  • A positive collaborative approach, honesty, personal integrity, and ability to work well within a team are highly valued and integral to the role
  • Self-motivated and self-starter who thrives on high levels of personal responsibility and is able to execute and deliver
  • Good common sense, logical decision-maker
  • Strongly self-motivated and driven to produce results
  • Gravitas to work closely with C-level customers
  • Strives for world-class excellence and service delivery

Reporting structure: 

You will report directly to the BioHub Director and have responsibilities in delivering KPIs aligned with BioCity management objectives

Please do not apply unless you have very strong organisation skills, attention to detail, able to work independently, manage significant responsibility, and initiate new programmes, plan, prioritise, monitor, and deliver them, and, the opportunity genuinely excites you

Package and Benefits

  • Salary: in the region of £50,000 pa
  • 25 days holiday per annum (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (with contribution from BioCity) after successful completion of probationary period
  • Participation in BioCity share option scheme

 

Closing date for applications: 1 September 2015

If you have any questions, please contact Ned Wakeman at: ned.wakeman@biohubatalderley.co.uk

If you would like to apply, please send CV along with details of current salary or salary expectations to: Louise.ball@biohubatalderley.co.uk

 

 

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