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SME Development Manager

Type: full
Location: Milton Keynes London
Reference: CPC309

Purpose of the role

This role has the primary responsibility of delivering key components of this project whilst having broader objectives of representing the Catapult and enabling sustainable relationships in the region. This role will be to help drive innovation for the region, developing and fostering relationships in the area will be critical to success.

Key Responsibilities

Coordination of SME development activities, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • Marketing working on calls and bids to support the wider business programme through SME development, and holding events that support and promote the programme.
  • To provide a single point of contact for all SME enquiries and for SME relationships at the Catapult and provide, create, lead and manage the relationships for a range of propositions and business opportunities to support the Catapult brand and business development activities in the marketplace on behalf of our SME partners.
  • Undertake SME development activities individually and with the team, including but not limited to Business Needs Assessments, running events/webinars for the community, project exploration workshops, as well as supporting funded projects that require SME development input.
  • Take a lead role in managing the Customer Relations Management (CRM) system for SMEs you are supporting, ensuring all SME entries are maintained accurately and in a timely manner.
  • To provide a single point of contact for all SME enquiries and for SME relationships at the Catapult and provide, create, lead and manage the relationships for a range of propositions and business opportunities to support the Catapult brand and business development activities in the marketplace on behalf of our SME partners.
  • Develop relationships with broader stakeholders including local, regional and national government, businesses, international development and aid agencies, and academia
  • Help to design and deliver new strategic partnerships that lead to business growth in the Region
  • You may be required to undertake any other reasonable tasks commensurate with this role and/or within your capability to enable the Catapult to realise its strategic objectives. 

Required skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree qualifications in business or a related discipline, or equivalent related experience.
  • Prior experience working in a business engagement role.
  • Proven track record of delivering projects with multiple partners.
  • Excellent person organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise your own work, and coordinate the work of other team members within the wider programmes.
  • The capability to work autonomously and as part of a team. You should be a real self-starter who is able to make things happen.
  • Excellent inter-personal relationship skills, and the ability to influence others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in English an essential requirement of this role.

Desirable:

  • Working with SMEs and stakeholders in an incubator/accelerator environment
  • Experience working within the mobility, urban planning, architecture, built environment, cities/local authorities, digital technology or related domains would be highly advantageous.
  • Knowledge of the financial and practical support available to SMEs.

Apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV and covering letter, quoting the relevant job role you are applying for, to: jobs@cp.catapult.org.uk