Faculty Business Development Manager

Sydney, Australia
26 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science      

Job Summary          

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.       

Detailed Description          

About the faculty

The Faculty of Science is the fifth largest in terms of student enrolments and the largest in terms of research revenue of the seven faculties at UTS. It is also the second largest in terms of total academic and support staff. The Faculty’s organisational structurecomprises two Schools, two Research Institutes, nine Research Facilities, a Technical Services unit and general Faculty administrative services. 

About the role

The Faculty of Science is currently recruiting for a Business Development Manager to lead the development and maintenance of the Faculty’s business and industry relationships, and focus to develop and strengthen strategic relationships with industry and the wider community.

As Business Development Manager you will play a highly strategic and integral role in the Faculty’s external engagement profile. You will have active involvement with the development, promotion and support of the Faculty’s external profile and generating external investment in the Faculty, particularly through industry and ARC linkage research across the Faculty’s research foci. Reporting in to the Associate Dean (International and External Engagement) Professor Graham Nicholson, you will also have responsibility for managing a small team of engagement professionals.

About you

In an ideal world, you will have a background in scientific business development, perhaps coming from industries such as biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceuticals or medical devices and will have a solid understanding of the regulatory affairs associated with these industries.

With a sound level of commercial nous you will be adept at making connections, identifying opportunities, and fostering collaborations between researchers and industry. Your highly developed business development skills including networking and negotiating commercial agreements will see you build, review, develop and implement the Faculty’s external engagement strategy in conjunction with the Associate Dean (I&EE).


Base Salary Range: A competitive salary will be negotiated depending on experience. (SSG1)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for three years.

How to Apply          

Prior to commencing your application for IRC98867, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC98867

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date: Wednesday 16th August 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.