Enterprise Development & Commercialisation Manager Position

 TuksNovation Business Technology Incubator invites applications for the position of:

enterprise development & Commercialisation manager

REPORTING TO:  Centre Manager

PAY SCALE:                        

A maximum CTC package can be negotiated dependent on qualifications and experience of successful candidate.

LOCATION: Hatfield, Pretoria


 3 Year contract, subject to successful completion of a 6 (six) months’ probation period.


Main Purpose of the Position:

The main purpose of this position is to manage the TuksNovation business and technology incubation and acceleration programme. Provide technology and enterprise development support to TuksNovation’s clients. The candidate is to provide the full range of services to the incubator in collaboration and consultation with the Centre Manager. 


​Closing date 7 September 2021


  • Minimum Qualifications  and Experience: Relevant 3-year Degree • A Master’s degree, e.g. MBA, will be an added advantage • At least 5 years’ experience in a technology development and commercialisation environment • Proven record of incubation and enterprise development

  • Key Performance Areas: Development and monitoring of technology based start-ups and entrepreneurs • Supporting businesses in developing product strategies and business models • Oversee mentorship programme • Build strong links with multiple stakeholders in corporate, university and government to secure funding and partnerships • Project initiation and reporting • Publicity and external communication • Management of small diverse multi-disciplinary team • Events planning and management

  • Preferred Knowledge and Skills: The candidate must have a proven knowledge of innovation processes, technology development, IP management and start-up company development (preferably across a range of sectors). 

  • Critical Competencies and Skills: Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) • Ability and sophistication to interact with internal and external stakeholders • Ability to meet set targets within tight deadlines • Organising ability • Capability of writing technical and business documents concisely and persuasively • Project Management • Ability to work under pressure • Reporting writing • Strategic thinking • High level of emotional intelligence • People management and team building skills • Self-starter, with minimal supervisory requirement • Broad knowledge of cloud based enterprise and customer relationship management tools and systems.    

  • Additional Competencies: Analytical • Planning • Innovative • Presentation skills.

TuksNovation reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you did not receive any response within two months of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful.


Please send your applications with the heading ‘TuksNovation EDM position’ to: hr@tuksnovation.co.za

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