The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Innovation Management Consultant.
The Management Consultant will provide consulting services to new and existing businesses in the western PA region. The Management Consultant will assist small businesses and entrepreneurs in the commercialization of new products, innovation of existing products, or in moving products through the product development cycle. The services that the Management Consultant will provide include: conducting market research of existing and potential markets, consulting on the product development lifecycle from prototyping through manufacturing, analysis of product materials using best practices, development of plans, and research and analysis for product pricing strategies. The Management Consultant will also be responsible for supporting the initiatives of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence including the development of business leaders for full Institute membership and/or entry into the Entrepreneurial Fellows program as appropriate.
In addition, candidate will develop relationships with local businesses and other economic development agencies in order to heighten the profile of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, the Innovation Institute and the University of Pittsburgh. This may include attending networking functions, and conducting presentations including business seminar, and marketing of self.
The Management Consultant will have to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with other organizations and sponsors to ensure that the programs are accurate and informational. The consulting abilities of the incumbent is important to success in this position.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Three years of product development including full product development cycles with hands-on experience in shop/lab work. Strong understanding of CAD in SolidWorks. Experience in supplier sourcing and qualification, working with clients and suppliers, and project reporting are desired. Design for manufacturability and prior consulting experience a plus.
PE or PMP a plus
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.