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Senior Business Advisors x3 (Contract untill March 2019)
England, West Midlands, Coventry - £38,789 - £44,536 per annum

Posted: 30/07/18

Description:
Our client seeks 3 Business Advisors to join their team working with them until March 2019 working on a prestigious contract.

To personally deliver and manage a team of professional staff engaged in the delivery of advice, consultancy and business support to assist clients to achieve their innovation based growth objectives including internationalisation through funded projects.
To identify suitable SMEs, to undertake in depth analyses and diagnostics with them and to design and deliver bespoke packages of support.
To develop and deliver commercial consultancy and advice opportunities .
To manage a team of business advisers.
To assist Business Delivery Managers in the management and delivery of projects.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

Project and Contract Delivery

oProvide specialist business support advice, training, coaching and supporting materials, to commercial clients and clients of regional projects contracted.
oPlan and deliver group workshops to commercial clients and clients of regional projects contracted.
oProvide all necessary management information both financial and administrative to enable project managers to keep effective control of projects .
oContribute to all contractual reports required by the funding agencies on time and to the required standard .
oPrepare support materials and regular reports and deliver presentations for the management group.
oSupport all staff in the delivery of contract outcomes .
oValidate and warrant the technical input from external partners and suppliers when necessary to ensure project deliverables and client satisfaction are achieved.
oWork collaboratively with colleagues across Group, and with external partners to deliver funded and commercial business support and research projects efficiently .
oEnsure that all necessary management information both financial and administrative is maintained, to keep effective control of contract delivery and achieve contract outcomes.
oEnsure own technical knowledge is kept up to date through regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and deliver CPD sessions to other advisers, and external and internal groups .
oPlan and undertake activities to acquire clients who can benefit from funded projects, and commercial services, completing triage/diagnosis to ensure business support is tailored to the client needs .
oUndertake company consultations with clients and prospects, providing the necessary follow-up reports and actions
oSupervise as required external and internal advisers to projects to ensure contracted deliverables are achieved
oAssist the Business Delivery Managers with the management of projects.


2.Building Relationships

oWork directly with funders, project partners and networks, groups representing business, support agencies and clients, to influence, advise and keep abreast of developments in their sectors and areas of own specialism.
oDevelop and sustain relationships with commercial clients to secure continued support activity to achieve the client's objectives.
oWork collaboratively with other project teams across the university group to bring proposals and relevant additional and alternative support to clients.

3.Business Development

oDevelop and manage the acquisition of commercial consulting and funded projects to meet client and/or funder requirements to achieve project outputs and financial requirements.
oSupport the development of the portfolio and activity focussed on business innovation and growth.
oIdentify and commercially exploit opportunities to support policy makers, funding commissioners and commercial clients.

Experience of utilising diagnostic tools to assist SMEs

Track record of high quality project delivery

Thorough knowledge of business support schemes both at regional and national levels

Training development and delivery

Working on publicly funded projects

Experience of delivering innovation support to SMEs
Job-related skills/
AptitudesThe ability to develop and manage relationships with businesses to assist them to identify and achieve their strategic development goals


Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Presentation skills - planning, facilitating and presenting at seminars, workshops and conferences

Consummate networker

Excellent influencing skills

Ability to manage staff

To be personally well organised and able to prioritise workload


Able to manage a team of advisers to ensure project delivery is to time and to required standards
Other RequirementsTo be flexible in approach to working hours

Full driving licence and use of a car

Capable of and willing to travel overseas




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