Assistant Manager, Academic Sector, Partnership - Ecosystem Development

Kuala Lumpur •  Contract

To lead in the planning, development, coordination and execution of academic sector partnership programmes, activities as well as initiatives. Part of the job includes developing an academia collaborations framework and improving stakeholder relations within the research and commercialisation ecosystem.

The tasks are mainly related to academia sector partnership development and coordination, stakeholder management and engagement. Occasional weekend assignments/events participation and local travels are expected for this position.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in either of the following fields: Business, Marketing, Management, Finance, Engineering, Information Technology or related field.
  • Prior experience working with academics and researchers would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience related to the academic sector.
  • High Proficiency in MS Office, databases, email and digital communication tools/ platform.
  • Excellent multitasking skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and commit to deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
  • High proficiency in stakeholders management.
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts/ policies/ procedures, present and explain ideas to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions and drive implementation.
  • Strong organisational, project management and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with high accuracy and attention to details.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Self driven, motivated and goal oriented.
  • Ability to travel on assignment as and when required.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a collaboration framework for Academia research communities.
  • Lead and coordinate research and commercialisation engagement programmes for the academia and research communities e.g. Supercharger and Supercharger Roadshows.
  • Identify and funnel research projects, intellectual properties (IPs), university spin-off companies from the academia sector to other departments and divisions of MRANTI.
  • Collaborate with other MRANTI departments/ divisions to improve funnelling and impact/value creation from identified academia sector projects/IPs/university spin-offs.
  • Promote MRANTI programmes, initiatives and activities to the academia community, relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Organise and track academia partnership programmes/projects/activities to achieve the department and organisation KPI.
  • Prepare necessary documentations for academia partnership programmes/projects such as proposals, memos, letters of partnership, MoUs/MoAs, and evaluate new in-coming project proposals.
  • Represent MRANTI to attend meetings, events and networking sessions with the academia sector to build rapport/intelligence gathering on opportunities for future partnerships/collaborations.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for partnership requests from the academia community.
  • Plan the budget allocation/deployment to ensure optimal use of budget with maximum impact.
  • Monitor and track the database of contacts/leads from academia partnership programmes/ projects/ initiatives.
  • Analyse issues or potential problems in the academia partnership programmes/initiatives and propose recommendations to HOD.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports for HOD.
  • Execute additional assignments/ projects/ initiatives from time to time as agreed with HOD.
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