Business Development Manager

Culham, Oxfordshire
£48,310 - £54,897
02 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Job Discipline
Business Development
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Development Manager 

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Job Title: 
Business Development Manager 

Job type: 
Permanent Full Time 

Culham, Oxfordshire 

£48,310 - £54,897 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme 

Closing date: 
26th April 2019 

Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (the research arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the World`s leading fusion research laboratories. In addition, UKAEA is also growing a major fusion technology programme, focussing on major challenges facing future fusion power stations. 

We have been developing several business units, aligned with some of the key technical challenges in delivering practical fusion power. These include RACE (robotics), materials research, tritium handling technology and other engineering and test capabilities. 

We are seeking a Business Development Manager with the primary purpose of: 

- Delivery of the business plan targets for commercial revenue 

- Identifying and winning new business across UK and international markets 

- Building internal support from technical, project and commercial staff 

- Managing interfaces between customers and other functions within the organisation to provide service to new and developing customers 

You will have a direct contribution to the growth of our business units. The consolidated activity is currently ~£10M per annum and the ambition is to triple this over the next 5 years. 

Business Development Managers are `embedded` in, and support, UKAEA`s business units in developing and delivering on business plans, identifying, making proposals for and progressing new opportunities and other aspects of working with commercial and academic partners. In doing this, you will take direction from your business unit head, and will need to work closely with managers and technical experts in business units, key account management, the commercial team and communications and marketing. 

You will have an important role in preparing the annual departmental business plans, working closely with Departmental managers as well as growing new business opportunities for the organisation. This is a new position which has the potential to provide a successful and rewarding career in a technically exciting and diverse market place. 

At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. 

Knowledge skills and experience 

- Higher National / Degree qualified in a relevant science or engineering discipline. 

- Commercial business development experience - understands Profit & Loss, Value vs. Cost, Excellence vs. Fit for purpose, applied risk management. 

- Networking coupled with experience working with people with different cultures/languages. 

- Track record of sustained delivery of technology projects within a scientific research market and within constrained budget / timescales. 

- Entrepreneur comfortable with ambiguity and risk. 

- Delivery focused, coupled with experience of working to tight/fixed deadlines. 

- Have a broad appreciation/understanding of the different systems and technologies that make up a Fusion experimental facility. 

- Experience selling / delivery of technical services into a scientific market place. 

Special requirements: 
You will need the flexibility to travel internationally, sometimes at relatively short notice, to attend various marketing events, conferences and customer or collaborator locations. 

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions. 

Selection Methods: 

- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite. 


- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received. 

- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews. 

- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

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