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Contract Manager

University of Adelaide - Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


(HEO7) $88,078 to $98,509 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University. The University recently applied for a temporary variation to its Enterprise Agreement. Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Continuing position available immediately

Contract Manager sought for the Business Development Team as part of the Innovation and Commercial Partnerships Branch of the University

We are seeking a Contract Manager for the Business Development Team as part of the Innovation & Commercial Partners (ICP) Branch of The University of Adelaide. ICP works across the University to identify, structure and close commercial and commercialisation opportunities, and to make working it easy for industry to work with the University.

The role of the Business Development Team is to grow the University’s research and teaching income and to position the University of Adelaide as the ‘partner of choice’ for industry. Our mission is to provide seamless connections between client needs and the resources and the expertise of the University – empowering clients to achieve their goals; expanding the research and teaching base of the University; and adding to the wellbeing and vibrancy of society. The team’s services span business development and contracting.

Working under limited direction, the Contract Manager is responsible for contracting across a range of contract types supported by the BD team and for providing advice to internal stakeholders about a range of contracting and commercial matters related to research and consultancies. They will foster strong relationships between internal clients and external organisations and will also play an important role in raising the level of commercial awareness and skills within the University research community.

To Be Successful You Will Need

  • Demonstrated experience in commercial contracting and project management.
  • A demonstrated interest in supporting researchers to resolve problems to the benefit of industry and the community
  • An ability to communicate and interact effectively with University staff at all levels and representatives of external stakeholders including government and industry.
  • An outstanding analytical, conceptual, problem solving, lateral thinking and project management skills including the ability to understand complex concepts/technologies and convey them to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • To have a customer focussed mindset and the ability to build relationships for long term collaboration with demonstrated high level negotiation and engagement skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs—including significant industry, government and community collaborations—offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work’s cutting-edge nature—not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour—provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/jobs/

Your division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/operations

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 21 February, 2021.

For further information

For a Confidential Discussion Regarding This Position, Contact

Valerie Morris
Manager, Contract Management, Innovation & Commercial Partnerships Branch
E: valerie.morris@adelaide.edu.au

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Adelaide, SA

Education, Childcare & Training


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