The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) is at the heart of the Sheffield City Region’s strategy to drive economic growth and job creation through the spread of innovation and adoption of new manufacturing technologies. Already the home of the globally recognised Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and playing host to the world’s best manufacturers, including McLaren, Boeing and Rolls-Royce, AMID brings together the best of industry, applied academic research and the public sector to create a model capable of driving transformational economic growth.
Our success to date has been well documented, but the task now is to continue to grow and adapt our innovation asset base, to develop sites and infrastructure and to continue to attract leading industrial players and their supply chains on a scale that can have real impact on the regional economy.
We are seeking a commercially focused, ambitious leader who can build on our success to date and accelerate the collective actions of partners to deliver the full potential of AMID at real pace and scale.
Engaging with senior business and political leaders you will be responsible for leading the delivery of the AMID programme on a national stage, establishing a clear strategy, identifying new opportunities, and securing resources and backing to enhance delivery through effective lobbying and negotiation. Hands on project management and delivery skills, including the ability to lead successful negotiations with major industry players, are an essential requirement of the role.
You will need a proven track record of business or economic development experience at a senior management level allied to excellent communication and negotiation skills. It is essential that you have the ability to nurture partner relationships and break down organisational barriers and your leadership style should inspire, motivate and command confidence and trust.
For an informal discussion, please call Tim O'Connell, Head of Rotherham Investment and Development Office on 01709 254563.