Business Advisor – Creative & Tech

Manchester

Up to £40,000

Full Time – Permanent

Job Purpose:

To deliver high quality specialist business growth advice to a
portfolio of ambitious business owners and senior managers of mid-sized
businesses that are aiming to achieve growth. The role will assess the growth
potential of eligible businesses, diagnose any barriers to innovation or
advancement which may be holding back growth and agree suitable action plans to
address these and release growth opportunities.

Responsibilities :

Handling client enquiries via, phone and email,
initially assessing the growth potential and business needs using
appropriate tools, processes and systems where required and Establishing
and maintaining effective relationships and key client contacts

Ensure that potential clients comply with the
project eligibility criteria by ensuring that initial eligibility checks,
prior to formal assessment and action planning are carried out.

Making sure clients are personally introduced to
those services identified as appropriate (internal and external) and
monitor the delivery of these services is to support the clients strategy
and/or objectives and address those barriers to growth identified

Undertake detailed diagnostics on a
business or a detailed diagnostic on a particular functional or business
area using various tools and methods to capture baseline data from clients
and identify needs, which should be addressed by developing growth action
plans. This will involve the
analysis and interpretation of business and market data/intelligence to provide
recommendations to senior management teams, boards and shareholders.

Undertake detailed discussions with
client around complex business issues to understand their business
challenges, making sound recommendations for appropriate actions that will
lead to growth and managing the project/intervention to a successful
conclusion

Deliver bespoke growth support directly
to enable them to fully meet their growth potential which typically has
needed a more complex intervention; this will also include a
multi-disciplinary approach to support provision

Essential Skills:

Sales and
Account management skills

Presentation
skills both written and oral

Facilitation
skills

Excellent
communication and networking skills

Excellent
planning, organizational, administrative and project management skills

Well-developed
IT skills, including an understanding of computerised management
information systems, spreadsheets, diary management, e-mail and CRM
databases.

Qualifications / Experience:

At least
degree level business education, or degree level qualification with a
Management body or the relevant business experience to match those

Extensive
evidence of sector(s)/business experience in the private sector, including
at a senior management or Director level

Proven
track record in managing the range of business issues associated with
periods of business growth

Proven track record
in working effectively in a professional team/s

Professional
experience and approach to managing and delivering business assessment,
advice and development

Knowledge:

· Understanding and experience of using project
management techniques

Has technical
knowledge in the key areas of digital, creative and technology and must be
willing to constantly develop and maintain this knowledge

Knowledge of budget
and contract management practice

Knowledge and understanding of the key
national, sub-regional and local organisations and their role in
supporting economic development and specifically business growth

Understanding of customer focused approach of
working with businesses to foster engagement and encourage commitment to
working towards economic development



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