Opportunity: Business Partnerships Manager

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29th July 2022


The University of Sussex are recruiting a new team of Business Partnerships Managers to join their Innovation and Business Partnerships team.

“This role provides the opportunity to make a real difference in the world through collaboration. By sharing knowledge with a diverse range of partners and co-creating solutions to real world challenges you will be building impact for research from across the social sciences. We seek a Business Partnerships Manager for Social Science who has strong communication skills, commercial awareness, creativity and a collaborative approach to provide expert support and guidance to both academic colleagues and external partners acting as the key point of liaison. You will require strong influencing and negotiation skills to help engage internal and external audiences with knowledge exchange opportunities. The role requires an understanding of innovation and how companies, the public sector and research funding providers such as Innovate UK, AHRC and ESRC bring support to achieve this, as well as an understanding of how businesses operate. Sound and evidenced stakeholder management skills are required to build long lasting mutually beneficial partnerships with key partners. The Business Partnerships Manager (Social Science) should demonstrate an interest in innovation and commercialisation of research from social science, arts and humanities and have an awareness of relevant business sectors. The role sits within a nurturing and developing environment where dialogue with colleagues is encouraged through communities of practice and supportive networks.”

Find out more here: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/business-partnerships-manager-ref-8472

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