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Job Ref:  204604078
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Coventry
Post Code:  CV1
Salary:  £50000 - £60000/annum + bonus + attractive benefits
24/10/2016 10:51
Severn Trent Water
Innovation Manager (Intellectual Property)

About the role
Working within the high profile Innovation Exploitation Team your focus is being the Company wide expert on Intellectual Property (IP) to secure it, negotiate deals and ensure the successful collection of income.
You will be responsible for maximising and monitoring our portfolio value, recommending new ways of leveraging value through the likes of acquisitions and spin offs.
Working with the wider R&D department to promote and contribute to our Open Innovation processes; you will also be developing key relationships with Group Commercial and General Council to maximise opportunities with our supply chain.

About you

* You will be experienced in maximising value from Research and development, including licensing, negotiating royalties, developing spin outs and even recommending buy outs.
* We are looking for a forward looking and proactive individual who can seek opportunities to contribute to the development of the team's performance. And you will have the ability to make educated judgements and decisions in the face of ambiguity and to be innovative and challenging in the development of solutions.
* Finally, you will be Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Full UK Driving Licence is required.

About us
R&D at Severn Trent is changing and we need Sensational Scientists and Captains of "Can Do" who are brave, creative and commercially savvy.
We're adopting an Open Innovation approach to help us meet our company Purpose, "to serve our communities and build a lasting water legacy" and we passionately believe that innovation comes from both inside and outside of our Company.
We'll be doing fundamental research alongside near to market development: Research is focused primarily on our longer term strategic direction (2020+). The needs will largely be driven from observing megatrends and understanding the future envisaged through scenario planning.
Our development work will be focused on adopting the best technologies that already exist in other countries and sectors rather than developing everything from first principles.

In return, we offer some excellent rewards including 28 days holiday, a contributory pension, life assurance and personal accident cover, discounts on shopping, energy bills, save as you earn scheme plus a performance reward scheme that lets you earn a great bonus if we do a truly awesome job meeting all our targets
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