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Assistant Director, ARIE Design Specialised Business

Our client is a leading firm in the higher education industry

Job No: 2096      |       Advertised on: 2020-02-13      |       CIC: Jaclyn Tan      |       Reg. No: R1104237
Job Location(s): West (eg: Queenstown, Jurong, Clementi, Tuas)

  JOB DESCRIPTION Our client is actively searching for an Asst Director, Design & Specialised Business to join their team!
If you are a dynamic individual seeking a new career opportunity, read further!

The Assistant Director reports to the Director, Applied Research, Innovation and Enterprise (ARIE) Division.  He/she is responsible for leading a team to jointly develop and support research projects and Technology Innovation Centres with our academic clusters and industry.
We are looking for candidates to oversee and manage the Design and Specialized Businesses Cluster. The candidate:
  • must have a relevant degree from a reputable University;
  • familiarity with the Accountancy and/or Hospitality sectors will be an advantage;
The responsibilities of this role are:  
  • develop and execute strategies to foster multi-disciplinary research collaborations;
  • identify and engage academic staff, agencies and industry partners for research collaborations;
  • develop business proposals, budgetary requirements, financial models and cash flow projections for research collaborations.
  • coordinate and negotiate with funding sponsors and industry partners on research funding, deliverables, KPIs and legal agreements;
  • coordinate and manage the internal stakeholders for support needed for industry collaborations;
  • manage progress and KPIs for reporting to stakeholders; 
  • develop industry outreach programmes to maintain and strengthen the relationship with industry partners;
  • oversee the management of technology innovation centres;
  • promote entrepreneurship spirit in the pursuit of applied research and innovation;
  • plan and oversee events and activities organized to foster industry collaborations and entrepreneurship development.

The ideal candidate will need to have the following qualities and experience:
  • Self-motivated with strong leadership and supervisory skills to lead a team for high performance;
  • Extensive experience in business development, managing research collaborations and handling legal agreements;
  • Familiar with national strategic research initiatives and funding support from government agencies;
  • Enjoy working closely with industry, academic staff and students in an educational environment and believe in educating new generations of students;
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively within a team;
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-moving environment;
  • Possess strong analytical skills with an eye-for-details;
  • Have good persuasive writing and communication skills and interpersonal skills.

An exciting career awaits the right candidate! Click "Quick Apply" to register your interest now.

All applicants' CV will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  SALARY S$8,000.00 - S$9,000.00 per Month


We will try our best to reply all candidates within 7 working days.

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