Digital Leader Technology
Network Engineering Menlyn
Centurion, South Africa
7h ago
source : Executive Placements

Job Description :

  • Contribute to strategic investment goal setting and development of RDI strategy
  • Implement the research, development and innovation (RD&I) strategy for the Researcher Centre
  • Lead researchers and engineers
  • Promote a culture of science, engineering and technology (SET) excellence and provide
  • RDI leadership of multiple disciplines
  • Ensure that the area remains industry and / or service delivery relevant with national and international standing that is directed at cutting edge
  • Propose and / or contribute to the strategic investment plan and implement Parliamentary
  • Grant, Contract Research and Development and other grant-funded projects
  • Develop and implement a business plan for operation, sustainable growth, impact and robustness of area (including strategy, goals, mission, HR, finances, technology transfer, IP and commercialization)
  • Assume leadership in the provision of technical solutions to client programmes
  • Deeply understand the needs of the industry by integrating sector knowledge in multidimensional research and development programs in order to deliver industry aligned RDI
  • Ensure staff development and strategic Human Capital Development
  • Ensure a well-balanced cutting edge SET capability, in terms of the elements of research, engineering design, or systems / enterprise engineering
  • Ensure SET outputs are achieved
  • Deliver on all KPIs of the area and ensure that all outputs are achieved, including transformation, profit and loss, quality, health, safety and environment as per agreed targets
  • Implement and comply with appropriate financial, business systems requirements, including operational approvals
  • Network with peers in the fields expertise within and outside the company
  • Engage with clients and industry partners to develop long term relationships
  • Provide technical support on business development and participate in client interactions
  • Manage projects through planning of appropriate processes and policies to ensure
  • Intellectual Property (IP) protection and technology transfer
  • In collaboration with the Business Development and Commercialization portfolio
  • Drive the transfer of technology and solutions design to industry / user environment
  • Package technologies for commercialisation or develop an investment ready businesses through financial modelling market assessment and business plan development
  • Education : Minimum Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in computer science / engineering, electronic engineering, information technology or related field
  • Job Experience & Skills Required :

  • At least five years experience in technologies domain research within an RDI environment
  • Sound experience in managing a team of multi-disciplinary professions
  • Proven track record in project management and research project leadership
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and high level conceptualisation
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Business Development and financial acumen
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Decisiveness and action orientation
  • Project Management skills
  • Appropriate national and international RDI networks
  • An understanding of the research to market innovation value chain.
  • Apply now!

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