Commercial Manager

Sydney, Australia
17 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to manage the commercial partnerships in our Core Research Facility
  • Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term for 3 years; base salary $103K - $116K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Commercial Manager to manage and coordinate our stakeholder groups to continue to develop high-value partner relationships that leverage the University’s investment in Core Research Facilities and assist us to achieve our research strategy.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to manage relationships with strategic partners and other stakeholders within and outside the organisation, lead high profile projects, liaise with senior members of the University Executive to deliver a framework for commercial partnering and maximise delivery of benefits for research at the University.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Commercial Manager who has:

  • experience delivering commercial outcomes in a large and complex organisation
  • the ability to translate strategy into practical applications and solutions
  • excellent skills in relationship management
  • an understanding of strategic development and benefits realisation frameworks
  • experience within the University context (ideal but not essential)

About us

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 70,000 students. Sydney is both a distinctly Australian university and a truly global one. We have had, from our beginning, a mission to pursue the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge and understanding, attuned to the aspirations of society. We remain committed to that mission. And more than 160 years later, our aim remains clear: to harness our research intensity and comprehensiveness – a breadth and depth unique in Australia – to address some of the major global challenges of our time. Our foundational disciplinary strengths reside in six Faculties, which provide oversight to individual schools and discipline areas. We have also identified a number of multidisciplinary challenge spaces to which we are bringing the combined depth and breadth of our expertise, and the passions of researchers from across our faculties. Underpinning this bold plan is our operation of a world-class enterprise of Core Research Facilities that provide the link between research excellence and excellence in research capacity.

Core Research Facilities

We recognise the link between research excellence and excellence in research capacity, and our strategy involves the operation of a world-class enterprise of Core Research Facilities. These facilities are centralised, shared capabilities offering a range of world-class research services that enable researchers to undertake highly specialised inquiry and experimentation. Academically led, these facilities are openly-available to researchers from Sydney and beyond. Our core research facilities typically have sophisticated instrumentation coupled with excellent professional support staff and researcher-centric processes for training and access, creating outstanding research capability and making Sydney the partner of choice for industry research collaborations.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1201/0619F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 30 July 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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