About the Role
Who sets the standards, to ensure that anything that can be measured is done so with consistency and reliability? We do. Through our vital research, the National Physical Laboratory is helping support scientific and commercial innovations, international trade, environmental protection and health and wellbeing. We’re embarking on an incredibly exciting phase as we explore how to stretch the commercial use of our products and services. At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too.

As the IP Commercialisation  Manager you will be a senior member of the Commercial Directorate, responsible for maximising the impact of NPL’s Intellectual Properly portfolio. Driving long-term value creation and revenue growth through the definition and execution of NPL’s IP exploitation strategy, making commercial decisions for investment, selecting and managing appropriate partner relationships and leading the negotiation of Commercial license agreements.

About You
You will:
  • Have experience of creating and delivering Intellectual Property exploitation strategies.
  • Have experience of showcasing IP portfolios to generate external visibility
  • Have strong commercial skills, able to develop business cases that recognise operational business revenue, cost drivers, ROI and business risk. 
  • Be a skilled negotiator, able to select and shape the right commercial terms with exploitation partners in order to maximise growth.
  • Be able to build and maintain strong relationships with existing and new partners, managing those relationship to deliver your IP strategy.
  • Promote a strong focus on the needs of customers and partners
  • Accustomed to working effectively across teams, both internally - science, marketing, sales, finance, legal and externally - with your strategic partner network.
  • Have excellent line management and leadership skills - ability to inspire and motivate both your team and others you interact with
  • Be a strong and clear communicator. Confident working with technical and non-technical audiences with a variety of stakeholders at different levels of seniority and knowledge. 
  • Be a decision maker, able to recommend and agree solutions to complex problems, working with stakeholders to move forward. 

           A degree in science or engineering is preferred.

About The Company

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.