There is a place that not everyone knows of. A place that, with its combined brainpower, works wholeheartedly to make the world a better place. And because of its independence can be uncompromising in that purpose. Who knows that the way to solve a mission is to be creative and have fun. This place is called RISE and we have an offer that is difficult to resist. Exciting assignments that do good.

  • Do you want to help Swedish industry maintain and strengthen its competitiveness, both nationally and internationally?
  • Are you an enthusiastic and positive leader even in challenging situations?
  • Are you someone who takes responsibility and makes things happen?
  • Do you think that it goes without saying that there should be cooperation across technological and business areas for the creation of both new business and new innovations?

If this sounds exciting, we are now looking for a Director of Business and Meal Development that belongs to the Department of Agriculture and Food. The Department works with innovative techniques, systems and products in the agricultural and food chain for sustainable production and consumption.
The unit Business and Meal Development has innovation management and the building of networks and innovation infrastructure. We are hosting and development partner for financiers, regions and other public organisations and government agencies. We focus on business development (SME) and public meals.

About the position
As Director you will manage a unit of about 20 people. Together with the department’s management team and your coworkers, you will work through the overall objectives for RISE and create clear and concrete goals for your unit. You will be responsible for providing a clear picture of RISE’s vision and role in the innovation system. The goal is to generate tangible results, both quantitative and qualitative, and satisfied customers. You will work closely with our customers and you will help us to further develop our various offers.

You will be present and available without sacrificing your role as a representative of the employer. You will help to strengthen our capacity for innovation and research development together with colleagues within RISE and with our partners. We expect you to have a strong network in the business sector and the public sector, as well as with universities and colleges. As a Director, you will report to the Vice President and the location for the position is Gothenburg or Lund.

Who are you?
To be successful in the role, we expect you to be a natural leader and role model, who motivates optimal performance from your coworkers. You are responsive in terms of the individual needs of staff, but at the same time being able to balance the individual needs against the desires of the group and requirements of the organization. What motivates you is delivering benefit to others and engaging your coworkers through inspiring and courageous leadership. You involve and coach your coworkers in their task of creating customer benefit and clear results. You are passionately interested in different domain areas and how they can work together to breed innovation, strengthen research and our testing and demo activities, and increase our commercial focus.

We expect you to have a professional approach and inspire confidence in both customers and coworkers. It is very important that you are a team player with a definite ability to cooperate. You will have a university education or equivalent that is relevant to the unit, and demonstrated leadership skills and experience with building efficient teams. It is of benefit if you have previously led research and/or development projects. You will speak and write Swedish and English without any trouble. 

Furthermore, we believe you have:

  • a domain knowledge in relevant area; food, agriculture, economics and / or innovation
  • a strategic ability and experience from development, innovation and realization in industry, institutes or academia

Are we right for each other?
Within RISE we like variety, and we are convinced that diversity contributes to an innovative environment where together we can challenge boundaries and develop new knowledge and skills for the future. We cannot promise you an easy job, but what we can promise is an exciting journey in which, together with dedicated and talented colleagues, we contribute to a sustainable future and to securing a head start in global competition. Do you want to join us?

If this sounds exciting, come help us make the world a little better. If you want to know more, please contact recruiting manager Klara Båth, Vice President, +46 10 516 66 89. The closing date for applications is January 6, 2020. 

The recruitment process
We use Assessio’s occupational psychology tests MAP and Matrigma in our recruitment process. These tests measure qualities such as personality and problem solving capability, and they are used as a complement to your experiences and skills with a view to ensuring that our selection process is quality-assured and transparent. Links to these tests will be sent out to you in an automatic response email as soon as your application has been submitted. Note that you must complete these tests by January 8, 2020 in order to continue with the recruitment process.

The recruiting manager will make an initial selection and review your experience and qualifications to see whether we are a perfect match for one another. If you continue after this initial selection, we will get in touch to provide you with more information on the next step in the recruitment process.

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City Göteborg, Lund
County Västra Götalands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/240
Contact
  • Klara Båth, +46 10 516 66 89
Union representative
  • Linda Ikatti, Unionen, 010-516 51 61
  • Lazaros Tsantaridis, Sveriges Ingenjörer, 010-516 62 21
Last application date 19.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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