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Project Origination Manager (Ref R00058)

Project Origination Manager

Job description

Job title: Project Origination Manager
Salary: £41,857
Location: Any Scottish Enterprise office in Scotland or London
Department: Inward Delivery
Grade: 6
Duration: Fixed term 23 months
Closing date: 4 November 2020
Job ref no: R00058

Scottish Development International (SDI) helps international companies invest and thrive in Scotland, and supports Scottish companies to trade in global markets.

SDI’s Capital Investment Team are seeking a motivated Project Origination Manager to identify and assess new projects before producing materials for investor engagement.

We're committed to an investment-led recovery for Scotland. And this new role will help attract capital aligned to our values as a nation – driving green investment and facilitating sustainable growth for the Scottish economy.

The difference you'll make

You'll shape the key projects that we present to the world as capital investment opportunities in Scotland. You’ll stay on top of the latest data on global capital activity and look out for ways in which Scotland’s assets could yield new opportunities. You’ll make these into compelling and attractive investment propositions.

As part of the development process, you will engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to determine key opportunities that align with our strategic aims – and how we can promote to targeted investors.

With a range of opportunities in the pipeline, it will be up to you to effectively manage the portfolio across multiple sectors and product types – enhancing the assessment process and building fruitful relationships with project sponsors.

Using your knowledge of our portfolio, you will also make recommendations on financial or advisory inputs that may be required to support the investment case.

The qualities you'll bring

We need someone with strong financial acumen and analytical skills – ideally with a degree in finance, accountancy or a related discipline. You'll bring a sound understanding of strategic government policies, and how priorities drive requirements, strategies and operational methods for inward capital investment.

You’ll need a proven ability to not only understand complex commercial transactions, but to assess the underlying data that drives effective decision-making. Crucially, you’ll must be able to then break this information down and present it to stakeholders in a way that’s easy to understand.

Confident building relationships, influencing partners, and balancing priorities across multiple projects, you’ll help get the most from our resources.

You’ll need a driving licence and, because we work with international partners in different time zones, you will occasionally need to work outside normal office hours. Your role may also include foreign travel to attend events and meet investors.

COVID-19 update

This role is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

Due to the current global pandemic all of our people are currently working remotely. We will continue to follow government guidance to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, partners and customers. The selection process will also be undertaken virtually.

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