Partnership Manager

Curtin University of Technology
February 12, 2023
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Job Reference: 1018235 Your new role We are seeking an experienced all-rounder to drive the development of major partnerships and proposal opportunities for major funding within industry driven research. You will support the Strategic Directors to liaise with industry, government and researchers to drive key business development strategies, develop business plans and provide reporting to the senior management team. To this end, you will demonstrate an ability to focus both internally and externally to build relationships and deliver concrete outcomes.

You will gain exposure to a wide range of industry sectors from energy and renewables, mining, resources, defence, space, agriculture and health. You will be the key link between researchers, industry, external government, and research and industry bodies. The role provides an exciting opportunity to work on diverse and ground breaking research projects making real world differences.

In this role you will:

  • Drive new research opportunities for Curtin University to collaborate with industry and government
  • Manage a portfolio of key strategic partnerships and build and maintain relationships with stakeholders
  • Develop and implement effective business development plans for existing and new partnerships
  • Identify new work opportunities and emerging products, and work with senior stakeholders to pursue them
  • Coordinate and manage all relevant documentation for business development opportunities
  • Manage projects from initiation to contract and ongoing relationship management
  • Increase engagement and collaboration across a wide range of initiatives such as events and workshops
  • Provide advice and contribute to strategies, policies, processes, and programs to deliver the objectives of the Research Partnerships team
  • We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport and develop relationships effortlessly that translate to research projects.
  • Completion of a relevant degree with considerable relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education/training
  • High level planning, project management and leadership skills
  • Proven experience in a business development and stakeholder engagement based role with a strong industry focus
  • Delivery focused and action oriented in an agile world
  • Highly agile approach to work with outstanding interpersonal and oral communication skills, with the ability to develop and manage strategic relationships
  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to construct clear and concise briefs, business cases and reports
  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks with attention to detail and within deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with a cross functional team internally and externally
  • Strong critical analysis skills
  • Strong understanding of the research landscape in Australia is desirable
  • Experience in commercial contract coordination is also desirable
  • Alignment to Curtin's values
  • For more information about this position, please contact Hayley Eggleston at [email protected]

    About us Whether we're developing new mining technologies or exploring the origins of the universe, strong academic and industry partnerships lie at the heart of all our research endeavours.

    Our ability to forge collaborations and share knowledge across faculties, campuses and external institutions have enabled us to take a ‘big picture' approach to research and transform complex problems into innovative solutions that have far-reaching impact.

    Our vibrant campus includes a gym, childcare, a medical centre, an art gallery, endless food options including a full-range grocer, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, good parking and excellent public transport connections.

    For more information on our university, please visit www.

    For more information on what we have to offer at Curtin, please visit our employee benefits page https: // perth/conditions-benefits/

    Join Us! Please provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.

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    Applications close: 9PM AWST Sunday 12 February 2023

    Valuing Diversity and Inclusion At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and seek to build an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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