Business Development Executive – Circular Economy

Edinburgh Innovations Limited

The Opportunity:

The Business Development Executive for Circular Economy will identify and develop exciting new
opportunities for research and innovation that advance the transition to a net zero, circular

It is a varied and challenging role that requires a confident and driven professional, with an
excellent understanding of the circular economy and a desire to enhance the University’s
reputation as a leading hub for circular knowledge and innovation. A proven track record of
achieving commercial project outcomes and of delivering wider value for the organisation and
its partners is essential. Previous experience of working on circular economy and
sustainability related innovation in a higher education sector setting is preferred.

As part of a welcoming, dynamic, and high performing team, the postholder will have
opportunities to further develop their knowledge and experience of circular economy industry
engagement and commercialisation in a higher education context. Foremost, the postholder will
have an opportunity to make a positive impact in the world by supporting the University’s
strategic goals in this area.

As a valued member of our team, you will benefit from:

  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.
  • A competitive reward package with annual bonus reviews based on performance.
  • A generous 40 days of combined annual leave and public holidays entitlement.
  • A competitive work package including defined contribution pension scheme (currently 4.5%
    employee and 14% employer contribution rates), family friendly initiatives, flexible working
    and much more.
  • Support to nurture your talent and reward success.

About Us

At Edinburgh Innovations, we help commercial organisations to build innovative ideas using the
right technologies, expertise, and facilities at the University. For students and staff, we
lead the University’s business development activities through industry engagement and
translational research, enterprise support and the identification, management, and
commercialisation of university intellectual property. We seek opportunities, we build
partnerships for mutual benefit, we make the journey easy, and we add value at every stage.

This advert will close on Friday 21 April 2023.

Please apply by submitting a tailored cover letter outlining your suitability with specifics
relating to the requirements of the role, and your CV outlining your experience.

Applicants must have the existing and ongoing right to work in the U.K. without restrictions as
sponsorship for visas is not provided.

Unfortunately, owing to the high number of applications received, we can only provide feedback
to applicants selected for interview.

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Charlotte Lee Woolf,
Business Development Manager [email protected]

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