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Knowledge Transfer Manager in Manchester area

My client is looking for a new Knowledge Transfer Manager to join the team. You will be responsible for supporting new materials innovation in the chemistry-using industries in the UK.  The main purpose of the role is to link companies with the company’s partner research institutions, to achieve knowledge transfer through collaboration between industry and academia, and to develop the project portfolio at these research institutions.

Key accountabilities are:

  • Raise awareness of the company within the chemistry-using industry in the UK and beyond.
  • Deliver agreed business goals for knowledge transfer with partner research institutions.
  • Recommend how the capabilities of the company should be developed to match the needs of industry.
  • Responsible for assigned Research Institution research income generated £1.5 million pa


It is essential you are educated to PhD level or equivalent, with a degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering. You must also have:

  • Relevant industrial experience, including R&D, project management and legal/intellectual property requirements of industrial research
  • Track record of generating new projects and winning support for them from key stakeholders
  • Industrial experience relevant to polymer chemistry, coatings, formulation, and composite materials will be an advantage

Key attributes and competences:

  • Possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills which can be harnessed to lead and build effective teams, maintain professional working relationships at all times and work positively and collaboratively with a range of colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate alternative courses of action and formulate recommendations.
  • Possess good critical information seeking skills and the ability to use the information obtained to reach the most appropriate decision.
  • Have excellent IT and presentational skills
  • Have the personal skills and professional expertise required to make a difference and add value to the post
  • Possess the ability to present a professional image of the company at all times.




Manchester area


£50,000 to £75,000

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