First listed on: 02 June 2020

Commercialisation Account Manager 

The Opportunity
  • Utilise your networking skills and commercial acumen to create funding opportunities
  • Lead complex commercialisation transactions such as spinouts, startups and joint ventures on behalf of CSIRO
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

As the Commercialisation Account Manager for CSIRO’s Agricultural & Food Business Unit, you will be responsible for identifying, building and managing strategic account relationships with funding partners; building new models for investor relations and funding sources for commercial transactions; and leveraging these relationships to optimise and increase funding available for the commercialisation of deep science which will contribute to the financial sustainability of CSIRO.

Your duties will include:
  • Establishing and utilising networks with organisations that are appropriate relevant investors for CSIRO.
  • Leveraging these relationships to create additional funding opportunities for CSIRO in both commercialisation and technology incubation.
  • Building new models for investor relations and funding sources for commercial transactions.
  • Developing deep relationships within CSIRO to ensure contemporary and relevant knowledge of deep science and demonstrate strong business acumen to identify relevant opportunities to source and utilise funding.

Location: Melbourne and Brisbane preferred, other major cities may be considered
Salary: AU$136k - AU$150 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 67028

To be considered you will need:

Essential Criteria:

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • Tertiary qualifications such as a degree in Science or Engineering and post graduate business qualification and/or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Professional networks in the finance, venture capital, innovation and/or entrepreneurial community.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in operating principles of start-ups or small businesses.
  • Experience building deep relationships to deliver an organisational/commercial benefit.
  • The ability to work collaboratively across a large, complex organisation that delivers results and benefits to multiple areas of the organisation and/or enterprise wide.
  • Strong commercial/business savvy with established internal and external networks to create financial opportunities for a large, complex organisation.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge across Agriculture and Food science domains
  • Demonstrated experience in commercialising scientific outputs in the Agriculture and Food domains to create economic, social or environmental impact

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date

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