Director of Digital Process Manufacturing Centre (452280)
 

Salary range: Competitive

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

Term: Open Contract 

Closing date: 31 July 2022

 

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year 2019 and Scottish University of the Year 2020) possesses a large and internationally leading Engineering Faculty with a proud history of securing major funding for projects from government and other funding agencies and in operating successful joint ventures and partnerships with industrial organisations.

 

NMIS is partnering with the Centre for Process Innovation and North Ayrshire Council to develop the Digital Process Manufacturing Centre (DPMC) at i3 in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The Centre will demonstrate, develop and deliver digital technology to support the UK’s process manufacturing sectors’ digital challenges.

 

DPMC will offer practical demonstrations of Industry 4.0 technology to stimulate, encourage and support industry to adopt new and innovative practices in the application of digital strategies to their manufacturing operations by offering hands-on experience. The demonstrations will include a range of opportunities for industry to gain access to examples of control systems, manufacturing execution systems, operational technologies, Augmented Reality, paperless systems, training, performance management, data visualisation techniques, etc. This experience, available in a controlled environment, aims to improve levels of confidence and demonstrates how digital applications can improve management decision-making, driving business performance and competitiveness.  The physical facility, which will include a networking/training/meeting space, will serve as a focal point and networking hub for companies in the area.

 

The centre will focus on key process sub-sectors including:

  • Pharmaceuticals ·      
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Agrichemicals
  • Food & Drink 
  • Fast Moving Commercial Goods
  • Water (collection, treatment, supply)

The Managing Director will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure DPMC has the operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, people, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and ensure financial strength and operational efficiency. The Managing Director will lead the implementation of DPMC strategy and operational management activities, which will be undertaken by working closely with DPMC partners, industrial members, funding bodies and University staff. You will be responsible ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the Centre through membership, grant funding, and commercial income by engaging with local and international industrial partners, funding agencies and prospective partners/clients at the most senior level.

 

You will be based at the DPMC site and the role will require frequent national and international travel and maintenance of close contact with colleagues at the University’s campus in the centre of Glasgow. DPMC is formally linked to the University through NMIS.

 

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant subject and have substantial professional leadership experience and an established track record within a relevant professional environment. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, across industry and academia. Your knowledge of the processing sector (ideally in one of the target sub-sectors) will bring an established network of contacts and a good understanding of collaboration opportunities.

 

Formal interviews for this post are anticipated to be held in August 2022.

 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to David Hernandez, Project Manager (david.hernandez@strath.ac.uk).

 

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Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Staff Category
Administrative and Professional Services
Type of Employment
Open-ended
Working Hours
Full-time
 

Salary range: Competitive

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

Term: Open Contract 

Closing date: 31 July 2022

 

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year 2019 and Scottish University of the Year 2020) possesses a large and internationally leading Engineering Faculty with a proud history of securing major funding for projects from government and other funding agencies and in operating successful joint ventures and partnerships with industrial organisations.

 

NMIS is partnering with the Centre for Process Innovation and North Ayrshire Council to develop the Digital Process Manufacturing Centre (DPMC) at i3 in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The Centre will demonstrate, develop and deliver digital technology to support the UK’s process manufacturing sectors’ digital challenges.

 

DPMC will offer practical demonstrations of Industry 4.0 technology to stimulate, encourage and support industry to adopt new and innovative practices in the application of digital strategies to their manufacturing operations by offering hands-on experience. The demonstrations will include a range of opportunities for industry to gain access to examples of control systems, manufacturing execution systems, operational technologies, Augmented Reality, paperless systems, training, performance management, data visualisation techniques, etc. This experience, available in a controlled environment, aims to improve levels of confidence and demonstrates how digital applications can improve management decision-making, driving business performance and competitiveness.  The physical facility, which will include a networking/training/meeting space, will serve as a focal point and networking hub for companies in the area.

 

The centre will focus on key process sub-sectors including:

  • Pharmaceuticals ·      
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals and Chemical Products
  • Agrichemicals
  • Food & Drink 
  • Fast Moving Commercial Goods
  • Water (collection, treatment, supply)

The Managing Director will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure DPMC has the operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, people, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and ensure financial strength and operational efficiency. The Managing Director will lead the implementation of DPMC strategy and operational management activities, which will be undertaken by working closely with DPMC partners, industrial members, funding bodies and University staff. You will be responsible ensuring the ongoing financial sustainability of the Centre through membership, grant funding, and commercial income by engaging with local and international industrial partners, funding agencies and prospective partners/clients at the most senior level.

 

You will be based at the DPMC site and the role will require frequent national and international travel and maintenance of close contact with colleagues at the University’s campus in the centre of Glasgow. DPMC is formally linked to the University through NMIS.

 

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant subject and have substantial professional leadership experience and an established track record within a relevant professional environment. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, across industry and academia. Your knowledge of the processing sector (ideally in one of the target sub-sectors) will bring an established network of contacts and a good understanding of collaboration opportunities.

 

Formal interviews for this post are anticipated to be held in August 2022.

 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to David Hernandez, Project Manager (david.hernandez@strath.ac.uk).

 

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