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Commercial Director (Ref R00008)

Commercial Director

Job description

Job title: Commercial Director
Salary: £82,200
Location: Flexible across SE offices in Central Scotland
Department: Commercial
Grade: 2
Duration: Permanent
Closing date: 30 September 2019
Job ref no: R00008

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is Scotland’s national economic development agency. We help Scottish businesses to grow nationally and internationally, to become more efficient and innovative, and to access the services they need to grow and help the Scottish economy.

This is a brand new senior role, where you will help lead the Scottish Economic Development team – and use your financial acumen to play a central part in delivering major projects and ambitious commercial deals across SE.

The difference you'll make

As a core member of our leadership team, you’ll help define and then champion a new model for programme delivery. You will deliver on key targets across a range of ambitious programmes and projects – each with their own set of measurable objectives agreed with our partners.

You’ll develop clear plans, prioritise and effectively implement our actions and investments – balancing competing demands, helping colleagues develop in their roles and encouraging people to engage with the organisation’s long-term aims. You'll also build and develop strong links with partners across industry, academia and the public sector, helping to achieve our strategic priorities.

Providing visible leadership across the organisation, you’ll contribute to our transformation agenda and the overall running of the organisation. Where appropriate, you will represent Scottish Enterprise with senior leaders at home and overseas, senior politicians and public sector partners.

The qualities you'll bring

You’ll be able to evidence exceptional leadership experience and highly-developed people management skills at application stage and throughout the recruitment process.

You'll also have an extensive track record of managing complex multi-partner portfolios in a public sector environment that is commercial in nature – with evidence of returns including sustainable financial models. You should be able to demonstrate success in deal making and delivering sustainable commercial activities over a number of years.

Your first-rate communication and negotiation skills mean you’re comfortable building strategic relationships and have the confidence, credibility and commercial acumen to influence senior decision-makers.

You’ll be great at thinking about the big-picture strategy but also have an eye for operational detail, and know how to manage resources, build programme teams and achieve results in a fluid and fast-paced work environment.

1st stage interviews 9 October

2nd stage interviews 31 October

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