Paragraf is a highly aspirational company built on ground breaking advancements in graphene-based technologies. Since its isolation in 2004 graphene has promised continually to reshape the world of electronics but has so far remained an elusive prospect. Our company vision is to finally bring the game changing capabilities of this material to the world, delivering its extraordinary benefits to global society. The company has a wide range of technology development areas in sectors ranging from green energy generation and storage through to medical instrumentation and diagnostics and far beyond. We are currently looking for people who are driven by the idea of achieving what’s currently out of reach, and passionate about delivering next generation technologies that will bring benefits to the whole world. If you have this mindset and believe you could bring your unique skills and ideas to the company, we’d love to meet you and find out if our challenge is just as exciting to you as it is to us.

We are seeking an individual who can: -

  • Develop and manage the Business Development department, function and team
  • Own and grow the company Business Development & commercial strategies with the CEO
  • Effectively identify and deliver high value opportunities in target technology sectors
  • Identify, develop and secure engagement with suitable strategic partners and customers
  • Drive the initial negotiation of high value partnership contracts and licencing agreements
  • Collaborate with the R&D team to identify projects and products with market potential
  • Promote the company, technology and ethos at global events
  • Work with the management team to implement efficient BD systems and processes
  • Prepare high quality executive reports for the board and external stakeholders

With the following skills: -

  • Deep background in Business Development of high-tech products
  • Well-developed departmental management capabilities
  • Experienced with disruptive, initially push driven, technology exploitation
  • Very good opportunity identification and exploitation potential capacity
  • Ability to deliver market traction from novel technologies
  • IP licencing, contract negotiation and commercial partnership management capabilities
  • Agile approach to programme management
  • A capability to grasp quickly new scientific concepts and technologies
  • An exceptional team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Good financial understanding of business operations
  • Confident at presenting, regardless of the audience
  • 2:1 degree level in relevant subject; physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering or suitable equivalent experience

Advantageous skills and experience: -

  • Experience of graphene or other two-dimensional materials technologies
  • PhD in a relevant subject
  • Experience of working in overseas markets
  • Fluent in additional languages

As a start-up we would like you to enjoy the success of the company which you will be helping to build. You will benefit from a generous company share option program, market salary and pension. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference not only to company performance, strategy and direction but also to the worldwide technology landscape. If you are interested in helping us change the world send us your CV. We look forward to making your acquaintance.