Partnerships Manager – 5G

location
London - Kings Cross
Contractor

The Business Development team at Digital Catapult is looking for a Partnerships Manager who will drive and support commercial activities within the 5G arena in close collaboration with the Head of 5G Products and Partnerships. This is an influential role working with startups, corporates, universities, government agencies, grant funding bodies and other stakeholders to develop projects and platforms that will help grow the market for companies using (or wanting to use) 5G, remove barriers to growth and enable the funding base for these projects and programmes. This role will be able to look beyond short-term trends into the future and envision how the UK can be a leader in next-generation 5G technologies and applications. The Business Development team works closely with our Technology, Engineering, Design and Innovation teams to develop and deliver these initiatives in a highly collaborative matrix environment.  Closing Date for Applications: 30th July 2021. Anticipated Start Date: August 2021. 3-month contract. Off-payroll working rules apply to this engagement (i.e. it is "inside of IR35). Daily pay rate depending on experience.

what you’ll do
  • Develop a pipeline of commercial leads with a focus on the following market sectors: manufacturing, logistics and supply chain (with a focus on rail and ports), energy, utilities, construction and creative industries
  • Lead or Support the development of commercial proposals
  • Work collaboratively with the 5G technologists and the industry vertical (Manufacturing and Creative) leads at Digital Catapult and the rest of the BD team
  • Work with the Head of 5G products and partnerships to support the development of Digital Catapult new portfolio of digital solutions
  • Facilitate and coordinate workshops as well as other engagements (eg. surveys, interviews) with stakeholders to develop meaningful insights
  • Work collaboratively with the 5G technologists and the industry vertical (Manufacturing and Creative) leads at Digital Catapult and the rest of the BD team
  • Be an ambassador for the Digital Catapult’s agenda for 5G
what we’re looking for
  • Strong relationship building skills and existing network in the UK with relevant stakeholders in the following target market sectors: manufacturing, logistics and supply chain (with a focus on rail and ports), energy, utilities, construction and creative industries
  • Proven end to end business development experience using a consultative approach to deliver against commercial targets
  • A basic understanding of 5G in the UK and internationally, including technologies, major players, market barriers and trends
  • Good understanding of the wider innovation and technology debates in the digital economy
  • Familiarity with 5G technologies, although a deep technical understanding is not required
  • A highly collaborative approach with the ability to coordinate and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written, spoken and analytical skills including the ability to simplify complex material
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