Digital Catapult

Creative Sector Lead

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Your job is to help develop and deliver Digital Catapult’s partnerships and programmes for the Creative Industries encouraging and embedding the adoption of advanced digital technologies within the sector. You’ll do this by analysing the sector’s requirements in this area, identifying and building new relationships, and working across the organisation to maximise our unique market position.

what you’ll do
  • Identify, develop and deliver income-generating activities including unique partnerships, commercial relationships and collaborative R&D activities in the creative industries, to enhance our existing offer, bringing industry-specific knowledge and relationships to the organisation
  • Keep up to date with developments in the sector and be an ambassador for our work
  • Develop new and maintain existing relationships in the creative industries
  • Manage communication and measure impact with our internal team and wider stakeholders across any creative programmes and the organisation for the sector
  • Collaborate with SMEs, enterprises, universities, the public sector, NGOs and other Catapults of relevance to the creative industries when required
what we’re looking for
  • Confident and personable people who are experienced business development professionals
  • Wide and deep understanding of the Creative Industries sector and related digital technologies, business models, challenges and opportunities
  • Willingness to champion the organisation’s work and strategy for sector engagement
  • Ability to lead, inspire and influence as well as innovate to identify new opportunities for us
  • Experienced and knowledgeable of the issues and opportunities faced by SMEs and Scale Ups that are innovating in this space