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This appointment is dependent upon part funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the project Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M), project number 50R18P02791, supported by the HVM Catapult, and will be subject to the continuation of both the availability of funding and the projects. JOB PURPOSE To provide technical and thought leadership in technology transfer activities in the field of digital manufacturing or business transformation primarily working on the ERDF funded Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) project. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1.To provide broad ranging leadership, and project management, for the successful and timely delivery of the Digital Innovation for Manufacturing project and other related projects in the field of digital manufacturing, business transformation or manufacturing systems. This includes effective: technical leadership, planning, monitoring, use of resources, analysis and presentation of results to meet project targets. 2.To develop and deliver interventions to SMEs; including business engagements, collaborative product and service development, collaborative research and development, project workshops and events and building innovation ecosystems. 3.To represent WMG as a recognised and credible expert in digital manufacturing, business transformation or manufacturing systems. To work with WMG Academic Principle Investigators and Research Groups to identify the challenges and needs faced by industry. To establish collaborative research and development activities within the DI4M project. 4.To increase the uptake of collaborative Research and Development in the supply chain mid-caps and SMEs. 5.To be responsible for developing and delivering a range of manufacturing and technology related masterclasses. 6.To provide the leadership, and to develop, Innovation Managers and Technology Transfer Engineers. Person Specification The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation. Essential Criteria 1A Degree in an engineering / scientific discipline (a)Essential Criteria 2Significant proven industrial experience in either digital manufacturing, business transformation or manufacturing systems (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 3The ability to provide strategic and technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 4Extensive knowledge of own area of specialism, with sufficient confidence and ability to line manage individuals who are technical experts in other disciplines (a,c)Essential Criteria 5The ability to analyse and solve complex problems with multiple stakeholders (a,c)Essential Criteria 6An understanding of the capabilities of specialist equipment that can be found within the digital manufacturing or materials processing/development industry (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 7Ability to identify and exploit new areas of innovation and research in industrial or supply chain contexts (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 8Ability to influence and negotiate in a professional manner, with excellent communication skills, (written and verbal) to interface with academics and industrial collaborators and to actively broaden networks (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 9Ability to generate high quality papers and reports, such as funding bids, business cases, success stories and case studies (a,c)Essential Criteria 10Proven track record of project management and delivery of collaborative projects (a,c)Essential Criteria 11Proven ability to correctly prioritise a broad range of requests from many customers, both internal and external and ensure project delivery (a,c)Essential Criteria 12Able to work independently as well as part of a team, managing workloads of self and the team you are line managing (a,c)Desirable Criteria 1Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (a)Desirable Criteria 2Professional membership of appropriate organisations e.g. IMECHE (a)Further ParticularsFor further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars. For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website. WMG operates a range of SME programmes such as collaborate research, postgraduate education, internships and innovation services The WMG centre High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Programme is tasked with working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to help them to adopt new innovations leading to a technology led competitive advantage. The programme will provide SMEs with access to a range of technology workstreams and subsequent new opportunities for innovative products, processes and services. SME support services will be offered by the team to ensure on-going success through delivering advisory activities to ensure WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult programme Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and deliverable targets are met.

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