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Ref: 9218783

  • €90,000 - €110,000
  • 17 Jan 2020
  • Monaghan
  • Perm

Chief Executive Officer Biotechnology We have been retained on a search for a CEO of a Biopharma Innovation hub based in Monaghan. In this exciting position you will be key to future growth of the centre from initial set up right through to development into an internationally recognised biotech hub. Key factors for success in this appointment are acting as a commercial voice for the organisation and coming from a strong Biotechnology or pharma background. Responsibilities Strategy Development Development of a rigorous strategy to deliver the objectives set for the innovation centre including development of a technical strategy to service the innovation needs of members. Business Model Formulate and implement a sustainable business model which brings the organisation to a self-financing position for Phase 1 and Phase 2. Thought Leadership and Communication From the outset clearly establishes, develops and communicates the commercial vision of the Centre. Be the ‘face’ of the Innovation Centre both locally, nationally and internationally. Must be credible, articulate and passionate about the vision of the Innovation Centre. Stakeholder Management Build and develop relationships with all relevant stakeholders including commercial members, academic partners, funders, government agencies, policy makers and local communities. Facility Establishment Take full responsibility for bringing the centre to life including the management of construction and facility establishment. Business Development Promote and attract new members to the Centre which drives the commercial model and builds a viable platform to increase capacity from 125 to 250 by 2025. Develop strategic partnerships with other organisations to further the organisations development. Delivery of Programmes and Projects Develop a technical engagement model to service members’ needs. In collaboration with team members ensure that all projects are delivered on time Skills Commercial Awareness Realises opportunities to accelerate commercial opportunities. Has the ability to drive and deliver on complex commercial projects with appropriate management of risk. Manage targeted research programmes to deliver commercial impact Collaborative Pro-actively builds a spirit of teamwork and has the ability to develop meaningful relationships. Has a track record of delivering success through cross industry collaboration. Strong knowledge of the Irish, UK and European research and innovation ecosystems. Leadership Inspires and influences others. Has 5+ yrs experience working at a senior level with the agri-food/ biotech/ marine or closely related areas. Experience in an academic environment also considered. Experience in coaching and developing others. For more details, please contact Anne Marie Walsh on 01 662 1000 or Anne Marie Walsh