Head, Business and Commercial Development (FoodPlant)

Job no: 498391
Department: Chemical Engineering and Food Technology
Contract type: Contract
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FoodPlant Pte. Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Singapore Institute of Technology, and functions as a shared facility for small batch food production at the Food Hub @ Senoko. The facility aims to accelerate the commercialisation of new products in the industry by allowing food manufacturers, especially start-ups and SMEs, to test the commercial viability of products after conceptualisation before making the leap to full-scale production. FoodPlant also works closely with SIT to translate food research outputs into commercial reality. We are looking for a motivated individual to join SIT and support the shared facility as the Chief Commercial Officer.

The incumbent shall lead business development activities of FoodPlant to establish itself as the leading shared food technology hub in Singapore. The incumbent will report to FoodPlant’s Chairman.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for helping FoodPlant obtain better brand recognition and financial growth.
  • Identify new business opportunities in order to generate revenue, improve profitability and help the growth of FoodPlant’s business.
  • Develop business development plans that follow business development strategies.
  • Manage resource portfolio including financial budget as well as profit and loss.
  • Any other duties assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Have a Bachelor in Business, Business Management, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Marketing or related disciplines.
  • Prior working experience is required, ideally in the food or related sector will be an advantage.

Key Competencies

  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships with people within and external to the university.
  • Self-directed learner who believes in continuous learning and development
  • Proficient in technical writing and presentation
  • Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Show strong initiative
  • Entrepreneurial

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Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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