CORNERSTONE Business Development Manager

Job title: CORNERSTONE Business Development Manager


Job description: Offer Description

Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors Group

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary: £56,048 to £69,961 Per annum

Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years

Closing Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 2289823PN

The CORNERSTONE team at the University of Southampton has a shared vision: to bring the future closer by turning research ideas into reality. We are seeking a Business Development Manager* who is passionate about supporting cutting-edge research in a growing team of enthusiastic colleagues. You will join a group that has a culture centred around the team and is very supportive of one-another. You will be self-motivated, a strong communicator, flexible, able to work both independently and as part of a team, able to manage time efficiently and able to work with a wide variety of external partners.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a university environment, supporting the development of future technologies. You will be able to develop your career within a university culture focused on people, collegiality, quality, internationalisation, and sustainability. Your working hours will be flexible, with the option for hybrid working.

The CORNERSTONE team provide a Silicon Photonics fabrication service to researchers from across the globe, centred around unique cleanroom capabilities in Southampton, UK ( ). You will play a fundamental role in the success of CORNERSTONE by developing new business and ensuring that opportunities to support the development of UK science are not missed.

The primary goal of this Business Development Manager post is to generate impact for both CORNERSTONE and the research we support. You will achieve this by growing existing collaborations, generating new business, hosting match-making events to bring like-minded researchers together, and leading an improved client experience. You will work closely with our partners to promote the CORNERSTONE capabilities to prospective collaborators. You will ensure Equality, Diversity & inclusion are key considerations for all outreach, training, and marketing activities. You will host training events and seminars, as well as attend conferences and exhibitions to promote the CORNERSTONE activities. You will also collaborate with both our Engagement Officer and Administrator to enhance our online presence via our website and social media.

Furthermore, you will be able to learn from some of the best researchers in the field of Silicon Photonics and will gain valuable, transferable skills, whilst gaining a deeper understanding of the Silicon Photonics ecosystem and the technology required to build Silicon Photonics systems, all whilst growing your personal network.

Experience in a business development or sales role is essential, as is a strong understanding of managing client relationships in an effective manner and a track record of doing so. Technical knowledge of integrated photonics, an understanding of the worldwide Silicon Photonics ecosystem and experience of working in industry are all desirable. Based on your skills and experience, a market supplement to the salary may be negotiable.

This post is initially funded for two years – depending on the success the role has, there is the possibility of an extension.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For general enquiries please contact Dr Callum Littlejohns ( ).

*Upon appointment, your job title will be Enterprise Development Manager.

Application Procedure

Please include your CV and Cover Letter in your application

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email . Quote the advert reference 2289823PN on all correspondence.

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job.


Additional Information

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Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON Country United Kingdom City Southampton

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Expected salary: £56048 – 69961 per year

Location: Southampton

Job date: Fri, 19 May 2023 07:55:37 GMT

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