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Director Technopolis Group, located in the Baltic States
Technopolis Group, Europe's foremost science, technology and innovation policy consultancy, is seeking to recruit a director for its growing Baltic office.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated professional with at least 10 years experience in policy research and advisory services to Government, or in a related field. In addition, the successful candidate will have a sustained track record of leading teams and developing enduring client relationships to deliver business success.
The successful candidate would be expected to further develop the range and quality of services we provide to the European institutions and national and regional governments both in Europe and globally.
Technopolis Group is employee owned. The position offers a competitive package including share options.
Closing date for applications will be Monday 20th May 2013
About the role
The successful candidate will lead the delivery of the work of Technopolis Group staff based in the three Baltic States and in the wider Baltic Sea region and, potentially, neighbouring Russian speaking countries. Through the effective leadership of the consultant team, the Director is accountable for setting and achievement of cost, net revenue and profit targets that meet Technopolis Group's agreed standards. The successful candidate will be fully responsible for the development and implementation of the office strategy that delivers the highest standards of policy research and evaluation and advisory services. He/she will lead business development and delivery in all three Baltic States and support staff, to achieve their best performance.
The ideal candidate will have at a minimum a Masters level qualification and preferably a PhD and should have least 10 years (since graduating) of professional experience.
Candidates with a track record in a specific field of science, technology and innovation policy, which complements the current activities, and markets of the office and Group will be welcomed. Such fields might include environmental technologies/eco-innovation, health technologies or medical research policies, energy policy, etc.
It goes without saying that the successful candidate will possess up to date knowledge of trends, development opportunities and challenges and will have an extended network of contacts and a known reputation in one or more areas of specialism.
Finally a track record of sustained senior leadership within a related sector and of managing teams of at least 15 consultants/researchers to achieve commercial results.
The job description and a person specification are available to download here.
Applicants who meet the Person Specification are invited to send a CV and covering letter, which highlights his/her experiences in relation to the responsibilities and requirements of the role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking for exceptional people to join us, and are happy to receive applications at any time.
We prefer to recruit people with at least a masters' degree or equivalent and two years experience in one or other of the areas in which we work, from research policy to regional innovation. Our evaluation work and international comparative analyses mean we need both specialists in quantitative research methods and in qualitative research methods.
In addition, we prefer to recruit people who are able to work fluently in at least two European languages, one of which should normally be English. E-mail your CV to Karen Henderson.