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Commercial Director (Momentum One Zero)

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£65,998 - £81,375 per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is at the forefront of delivering our Regional Civic Responsibilities through collaborative and cutting-edge Innovation Centres within the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD). We are leading the way for Northern Ireland to be an exceptional region for innovation, bringing together great minds and creative thinking from across these islands to solve some of the biggest global challenges. Our vision is for Queen's to be recognised as an innovative and sustainable sectoral leader and our Innovation Centres include major programmes in Engineering, Deep Tech and Health & Life Sciences such as iREACH Health, Momentum One Zero (M1.0), and AMIC. These initiatives will not only contribute significantly to the economic and societal growth of Northern Ireland but also position Queen's as a leader in the global innovation landscape.

To help lead this groundbreaking initiative, we are seeking an Engineering Director for Momentum One Zero to play a pivotal role in executing this strategic vision for Queen's University Belfast.

As Momentum One Zero's Engineering Director you will work with the senior management team to lead on bridging the gap between research excellence and the commercialisation of world leading research, supporting all M1.0 innovation activities. You will play a pivotal role in developing digital eco-systems across priority growth sectors for Northern Ireland as required under the Belfast Region City Deal. These will take the form of Hubs of Impact, bringing together multiple companies and M1.0 Engineers to drive impactful innovation. You will be comfortable providing leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of professional software and hardware engineers working across a broad spectrum of leading-edge technologies.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • An honours degree or equivalent in a business / finance / sales or science, technology or engineering discipline OR substantial professional experience of working at a senior level to apply these disciplines successfully in a business environment.
  • Significant senior management experience in a demanding, rapidly changing high technology environment (e.g. business, academia, research institute), including experience of leading high performing teams; developing team members through motivation and delegation.
  • A clearly demonstrable track record in fostering strategic partnerships and engagements with industry and, where appropriate, government departments and agencies , including dealing with large international technology corporations and/or technology intensive SMEs
  • Experience of successfully negotiating collaborative contracts and generation of commercial income.
  • Experience of successfully marketing, selling and project managing revenue generating technology-based services to business and the wider community including successfully conducting relevant commercial and legal negotiations.
  • Demonstrable ability to provide leadership and strategic direction and to inspire vision and confidence for change amongst partner organisations.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing large projects and/or a portfolio of projects with significant complexity, managing risks to deliver positive outcomes while achieving robust budget management.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please visit our website.


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