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Industrial Digital Technology (IDT) Business Advisor

LOCATION: Manchester
LENGTH: Full Time
SALARY UP TO: £65,000.00 per year
SECTOR: Science & Technology


Industrial Digital Technology (IDT) Business Advisor

North West Region

Highly Competitive

Full-time, Permanent


Job Description:

Within this role you will act as the first port of call for enquiries relating to an Industrial Digital Technology (IDT) Programme and you will support businesses in determining their potential to deliver fundable IDT projects. You will manage the referral of these businesses to an appropriate specialist and provide ongoing programme support including progress monitoring and data collection. The Business Advisers will be co-located across the 5 NW Business Growth Hubs.


Key Responsibilities:

·         To deliver a programme to produce the maximum impact in terms of assisting client companies to reach their full growth potential, and delivery of improved productivity leading to improved performance and GVA growth.

·         Handling client enquiries via, phone and email, initially assessing the growth potential and business needs using appropriate tools, processes and systems where required and establishing and maintaining effective relationships and key client contacts.

·         Undertake diagnostics for businesses using appropriate tools to identify development needs, referrals to an IDT Adviser and recommend appropriate action plans where not referred directly to an IDT digital Adviser.

·         Ensure that potential clients comply with the project eligibility criteria by ensuring that initial eligibility checks, prior to formal assessment and action planning are carried out.

·         Making sure clients are personally introduced to those services identified as appropriate (internal and external) and monitor the delivery of these services to support the client’s strategy and objectives and address those barriers to growth identified.

·         Develop and maintain a network of business and professional contacts that generate referrals.

·         Ensure that the monitoring and collection of output and impacts data is undertaken throughout the project and at the conclusion of each individual project in-line with funders’ requirements.


Key Skills:

·         A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working within business support or employer engagement role

·         Senior management experience within a manufacturing business would be advantageous.

·         Experience of managing and delivering business assessment, advice and development.

·         Experience of teamworking across a wide geographical area.

·         Sales and account management skills.

·         Presentation skills both written and oral.

·         Excellent communication and networking skills.

·         Excellent planning, organisational, administrative and project management skills.



·         Understanding and experience of using project management techniques.

·         Technical knowledge in the key areas of IDT.

·         Degree level business education, or degree level qualification with a Management body or the relevant business experience to match.

·         Knowledge of budget and contract management practice, particularly with regard public sector funded projects.

·         Knowledge and understanding of the key national, sub-regional and local organisations and their role in supporting economic development and specifically business growth would be ideal.

·         Understanding of customer focused approach of working with businesses to foster engagement and encourage commitment to working towards business growth.


If this sounds like the perfect role for you then please submit your CV.

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