Job DescriptionSend to friend Innovation Lead - Manufacturing Made Smarter (Field-based) (3667709) Reference 3667709 Salary Competitive Job Location - United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- London Job Type Permanent Posted 03 January 2020 Closing date 30 Apr 2020 11:29 Experienced Innovation Lead required to join UKRI working on Manufacturing Made Smarter. (Field-based, with frequent UK travel). Your new company UK Research & Innovation is a new organisation which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government departments to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. UKRI aims to maximise the contribution of each of our component parts, working individually and collectively. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. Your new role As part of Wave 3 of the ISCF, the Manufacturing Made Smarter challenge programme will seek to inspire the UK manufacturing sector to adopt the technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution and increase productivity. The role holder will operate within the Manufacturing Made Smarter (MMS) challenge team, which is part of the ISCF Directorate. As an Innovation Lead, the role holder will be responsible for developing and implementing measures to support UK wealth creation in the area of digital manufacturing and associated technologies, including; Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), AI and bid data, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and advanced communications systems. Working in a team of other Innovation Leads the role holder will have responsibility for leading one of the 4 Innovation Themes within this challenge programme: Smart connected factory, connected and versatile supply chain, design, make, test, along with adaptable, flexible manufacturing operations and skills What you'll need to succeed You will need a deep technical understanding of manufacturing processes and Industrial Digital Technologies. Also possessing a degree of commercial awareness, the candidate should be able to effectively manage competing priorities and a complex stakeholder environment. The role holder will need to make sense of multiple data sources, to establish underlying patterns and articulate a clear and compelling vision of what needs to be done. A good team player, willing to share knowledge with others and to learn from them. Able to operate independently at times and within a geographically dispersed team. This is a field-based role therefore you'll need to be able to travel across the UK frequently. What you'll get in return With a highly flexible working environment at your disposal and a wide range of training and mentoring opportunities available, UKRI is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their skills and experience. In addition to this you'll earn a competitive salary with 30 days holiday plus bank holidays. This role is being offered on a permanent basis, with travel 1-2 days per week to either the Swindon or London office. What you need to do now For a confidential discussion and for more information please click 'apply' to submit your CV.

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