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Business Development Manager (2 Year Contract)
Reference VAC-16496
Job Title Business Development Manager (2 Year Contract)
Sector Human Resources & Management, Media / Marketing & PR, Sales, Sales support, Customer Service
Salary Salary negotiable
Town/City Tullamore
Job Type Contract

(2 Year Fixed Term Contract)

Pro-Activ HR Management have been retained to recruit a Business Development Manager for The Junction, Business Innovation Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. The Junction Business Innovation Centre is a multi-functional space, providing hot desk facilities, office space, business training and mentoring to enable people to develop and progress business ideas. The Junction provides an important addition to the supports and services already in place for enterprise in the county and it is an exciting project for Tullamore and the wider Offaly based business community.

Role Purpose:
Reporting to the Head of Enterprise and the Company Secretary of Offaly Innovation and Design Centre CLG, the Business Development Manager will work as a member of a small dynamic team. The role will involve significant client engagement at the individual and/or business level and requires engagement with the wider business community and other business support agencies. The Business Development Manager will have previous relevant experience, will be highly motivated and will bring a strong sense of commitment to the ideas and values inherent in the work of the company.

Key Responsibilities:
 Actively promote The Junction Business Innovation Centre to targeted sectors including software, industrial design, new product development, multi-media and renewable energies
 Maintain existing client portfolio and grow and develop the number of clients renting space in The Junction and associated premises Unit 25J, whilst providing one to one business advice and guidance to potential users of the facilities
 Promote the training room facilities and manage the development and delivery of events such as training programmes and initiatives taking place in The Junction
 Promote The Junction to both employers and employees in established Midlands companies who could potentially utilize the hot desk facilities to focus on new product development
 Assist in the attainment of Development Plans/Actions Plans and targets as set out in line with national government policy objectives and commitments on enterprise and entrepreneurship
 Manage the budget for the company as well as managing various service providers including Broadband, Cleaning Contractors, Security, Heating, Lighting etc.
 Scope out, plan and execute client events to promote growth and development
 Management of the Junction’s front office services and development and maintenance of the website and social platforms in line with best practice
 Source supplementary funding, account for such funds, and manage any projects arising from such funds
 Promote and implement innovation and continuous improvement in the processes and programmes of The Junction.
 Flexibility in undertaking additional tasks as may be assigned from time to time

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
 Have an excellent understanding of commercial business needs and proven experience in working in the business community and micro enterprises in particular
 Have an ability to generate and maintain an enterprise culture in Offaly
 Have excellent communications/team working skills and experience in client/customer engagement in delivering customer service
 Be able to act as a point of contact for clients; assessing and identifying development needs and advising on relevant supports, qualifying criteria and the application process
 Have proven experience in event management and/or delivery of projects and special events, networking events or engagement with other agencies providing support to business
 Have experience in the management and utilisation of new communications technologies (digital marketing) and the ability to utilise social media communication and marketing opportunities for clients
 Be self-motivated with a strong capability to multi task, work to deadlines and deliver on targets
 Have a strong understanding of the needs of start-ups, small/micro businesses and the role of Local Authorities and the Local Enterprise Office, including knowledge of its supports, services and processes

Additional Requirements:
 3rd level qualification in a business or financial discipline is desirable
 Full Driving Licence Class B Vehicles

Excellent remuneration available dependant on the successful candidate’s ability and experience

How to apply:
Please send your application including a fully updated CV by email only to anne at pro-activ.ie or by clicking on the red text-link below.

A full job description is available upon request from Pro-Activ HR Management for our direct email address please see our profile on this site.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5.00p.m. Friday 28th April, 2017.
Please note that shortlisting may apply and assessment will be done based on the information provided in the application.

Offaly Innovation and Design Centre CLG is an equal opportunities employer

Date Posted 19/04/2017 18:35:00
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