Manager for Advanced Materials
If you have experience of developing and implementing innovative technology through to commercialisation within advanced materials, get in touch
An excellent move forward for an ambitious entrepreneurial Advanced Materials expert – a chance to work at the forefront of change in your field, connecting organisations across the globe with world-class thinking and ground-breaking techniques.
You’ll become a valuable part of a highly respected not-for-profit organisation. As well as broadening your own professional horizons, you can gain huge satisfaction here knowing that you’re helping to address big societal challenges like resource efficiency and carbon reduction.
What’s the role?
Reporting to the Operations Director of the Materials Processing Institute, your brief is simple: to grow the Advanced Materials business.
On one hand, it’s a strategic role. Working with fellow senior managers, commercial and marketing teams, you’ll define a business strategy for the Institutes advanced materials and materials engineering products and services. You’ll plan to satisfy the demands of their foundation industry clients (steel or other metals, glass, ceramics, cement, paper and basic chemicals) and to address wider social challenges. You’ll also aim to develop intellectual property so as to create a long-term revenue stream.
Then there’s the delivery side of the job. That will mean preparing bids to attract the funding that fuels the Institutes research and making sure that they have the right technical talent in areas like metallurgy, thermo-fluid dynamics and engineering to meet clients’ needs today and tomorrow.
Communication is key. You’ll decide on marketing messages, materials and channels and cultivate a strong network with customers, technology suppliers, academics, experts and funding bodies. You’ll also call on your natural people skills to inspire colleagues and bring out the best in your ten-strong team of direct reports.
What you can add
We’re open minded about your career trajectory. This could be a chance for someone with real expertise in advanced materials and materials engineering to sharpen their business skills. Or, if you’ve proven you can generate new business and deliver technological innovation, it could be a chance to boost your technical knowledge.
Whatever your background, you’ll need to show you’re conversant with products, processes, challenges and opportunities in at least one foundation industry. You have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific, engineering or business discipline and professional membership of an appropriate Institute.
Beyond that, we’re looking for experience of as many of the following as possible on your CV:
- Generating income from grant funding and commercial clients;
- Developing and implementing technology strategy;
- Managing, developing and exploiting intellectual property, particularly intangible intellectual property;
- Building and developing teams, including taking care of their health and safety and personal development.
About the Materials Processing Institute
If you’re already working in the steel industry, you probably already know the Materials Processing Institute – a world-renowned centre for the innovation, development and commercialisation of technology for advanced materials, low carbon energy and the circular economy.
Join the Institute and you’ll be part of a unique, not-for-profit research and innovation centre with a 75-year record of sharing knowledge and research to developing new materials, processes and technologies across the energy, mining and minerals, petrochemical, chemical and automotive sectors.
Vacancies posted by the Institute are potentially suitable for flexible working, part time working or job share