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Business Development Manager

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In the role of NQCC Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for developing a pipeline of business activities, identifying new collaborative and commercial opportunities by building and managing relationships with key stakeholders, and seeing those opportunities through to contract. You will have extensive stakeholder engagement experience and networking skills, coupled with technical expertise, to support the delivery of the NQCC’s core objectives. We are seeking a self-starter who is strategically minded and proactive.

  • Lead on the research and identification of new engagement and collaboration opportunities
  • Develop, foster and maintain networks with academia, government and industry, seeking out appropriate contacts
  • Develop commercial business plans working with the department director
  • Liaise with technical and non-technical personnel to scope development projects, preparing detailed and compelling funding proposals and/or business cases
  • Understand the needs of the eco-system and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these
  • Lead on the generation of opportunities that enable the NQCC to support the UK eco-system and further the deliverables of the NQCC
  • Acquire and maintain extensive knowledge of developments, trends and changes in the quantum computing landscape
  • Lead on the development and maintenance of market landscape data and development metrics
  • Report on these activities to senior management, and provide feedback on stakeholder requirements and information gathered
  • Develop an excellent understanding of the NQCC’s purpose, deliverables, capabilities and goals to advise others about them
  • Work collaboratively within a wider team that focuses on innovation, engagement, communications and outreach
  • Think strategically – seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve the NQCC
  • Work strategically – carrying out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes
  • Attend seminars, conferences and events, where appropriate, representing the NQCC
  • Write and deliver presentations on their work at internal and external meetings both within the UK and internationally
  • Help to drive continuous improvement within the Centre.