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Business Relationship Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF26429

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 12/02/2019

Job live date: 14/01/2019

Salary: £40,792 - £50,132 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Research and Enterprise Services (archive)

Division: Knowledge Transfer Centre

Hours per week: Full time

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term up to 2 years

We’re looking for a talented individual to join our professional team supporting collaborations with external partners.

The KTC is a highly successful centre with a focus on exceptional levels of service. We establish and manage collaborations with companies and other external partners on behalf of the University of Reading, working closely with academic partners to support a variety of income generating initiatives. Due to our ongoing success, the KTC has been expanding and this role presents an opportunity to join the team as we continue to develop the services we offer as part of the University’s new Commercial Function.

Within the KTC, the Business Relationship Managers are responsible for managing a portfolio of relationships and developing new collaborations that expand and diversify the economic and societal impact of our research. In addition to managing your own portfolio, each Business Relationship Manager leads on a specific area of the KTC’s activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide the strategic lead for KTC activities relating to one of the University’s five research themes

  • Manage a portfolio of projects, including selected “Impact” projects within your supported theme

  • Actively develop and maintain relationships with academics

  • Generate new leads to maintain a pipeline of potential collaborations

  • Manage the generation, development and preparation of successful funding applications, including Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) proposals

  • Manage project engagement, leading teams through challenges and act as the expert adviser within the relationship

  • Maintain a clear understanding of the current funding landscape for collaborative projects, with a focus on Innovate UK funding for industry led projects

  • Support University initiatives to enhance knowledge exchange, Impact and business engagement opportunities

  • Provide exceptional levels of service

Read the further details to find out more about the role.

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Senior Business Relationship Manager

Contact role:

Head of Knowledge Transfer Centre

Contact name:

Simon Cutler

Contact name:

Susan Matos

Contact phone:

0118 378 6755

Contact phone:

0118 378 8214

Contact email:

Contact email:

Interview date: 26 February 2019 

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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