CSIR Vacancies Internships – Principal Enterprise Development Specialist

Website Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Job Description:

The CSIR has vacancy for a Principal Enterprise Development Specialist in the Manufacturing Cluster within the Advanced Production and Security Division. The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of the full offerings and overall responsibility for the execution of a portfolio of projects and reporting to clients. The position based in Pretoria.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Development of project proposals;
  • Preparation and management of project budgets;
  • Provide inputs into industry connect strategy through Programme Manager.
  • Manage and maintain day to day relationships with client representatives and project stakeholders and representatives;
  • Conducting of feasibility studies Preparation of business plans;
  • Creation and development of enterprises and industry;
  • Transferring of technologies.
  • Establishment of enterprise and industry support programmes Conducting socio-economic and industry sector studies;
  • Submission of progress reports to clients.
  • Development and implementation of work plans;
  • Ensure achievement of project milestones, objectives, and goals;
  • Ensuring compliance with Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and CSIR policy, procedures, and process;

Job Requirements:

  • Good interpersonal and team skills;
  • Applied research skills;
  • Ability to lead innovation and technology adoption in the manufacturing industry;
  • Ability to innovate and generate new knowledge and understanding of technological requirements;
  • Excellent English communication, presentation and writing skills, including the publication of technical outputs.
  • All international qualifications require an evaluation report / certificate issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team;
  • Problem-solving and solution-seeking orientation;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business management, economics or mechanical engineering with at least ten years’ experience in enterprise development or technology transfer;
  • During the above ten years’ experience, at least five years’ should be in project management or coordination;
  • Financial / Business acumen;
  • Good negotiation skills;

Job Details:

Company: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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