Accelerator Manager – Agrytech

Posted on March 8, 2018
Overview

The Agrytech Program at Berytech is looking to expand its team by hiring an Accelerator Manager.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

As a an accelerator manager you will play an advisory and guidance role to startups in the Agrytech Accelerator program. You will be heavily involved in the business growth and assisting the startups in connecting them to resources to help them in the technical aspects of product development from prototyping to finished products and provide strategic guidance to team members in ways that promote the organization’s culture and program objectives. Ensuring the day-to-day smooth running of the program, with high levels of client satisfaction focusing on creating the best possible environment in which smart agri-food related startups can grow and succeed. 
This is a mid-career opportunity, it requires a team player with leadership qualities, excellent communication skills, a professional and positive attitude, organization and dependability. This is a challenging role but at the same time makes available endless opportunities and learning. 

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Key responsibilities:The accelerator manager will be completely responsible for leading the technical support and operations of the program. This would be inclusive of the following:
    • Overall planning the activities alongside the program manager, resources, skills and operations of the program.
    • Pre-incubation: Deal Flow generation, Screening of proposals, Research, Patent landscaping, working with entrepreneurs for their proposals, resenting proposals to the next level for selecting incubates.
    • Acceleration and Incubation: Lead formation of new business and provide incubation facilities to enable commercialization of the business: To induct new entrepreneurs; create Incubation plans and implement them, assist in writing business plans, keep track of the Incubation process; help the startups prepare proposals for getting funding, etc.
    • Remain up-to-date on the latest international technology trends and developments in the smart agri-food industry
    • Ensure that the projects are on the cutting edge of smart agri-food technologies
    • Assist program members in setting project objectives and deadlines
    • Oversee the projects’ implementation of each program member
    • Events and workshops: Plan various t workshops/events/webinars for the Incubator, and execute the same with the help of team members and external consultants
    • Mentor Network: support the program manager in developing the mentor network for the Incubator and work with them to make the Incubated venture successful.
    • Partnerships: support the program manager to forge partnerships with other organizations for providing services to the startups or the organization; marketing the program, sponsorships…etc. Liaison with the government and industries.
    • Participate in all required reports by providing input on support provided an impact made.

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Passionate about innovation and knowledgeable about new technologies and trends
    • Knowledge in Scrum, Six Sigma, or Lean Management
    • Ability to quickly ‘get up the curve’ on various business models and industries, and provide ‘value-add’ advice to Agrytech teams
    • Assertive personality that can manage multiple project teams
    • Project management skills at least 3 years of experience.
    • Team building, Training and coaching skills
    • Strong interpersonal and networking skills, a connector, with genuine interest in supporting the success of others
    • Understanding of what makes successful businesses
    • Fluent in Arabic and English (oral and written) – French is a plus
    • Able to influence in a highly matrixed and rapidly changing environment
    • Experience of life sciences/ agri-food sector desirable Skills

    The ideal candidate will be:

    • Strong in problem solving, at ease with numbers
    • Excellent in organizational and analytical skills
    • Results-driven, initiative-taker, proactive, resilient
    • Diplomat with excellent abilities to motivate people
    • Highly-meticulous, organized, pragmatic, curious, motivated, positive
    • Communication, management and leadership skills
    • Strives for world-class excellence and service delivery

If you feel that you fit the profile, please send you cv and a cover letter to jobs@berytech.org

About Agrytech

The Agrytech Program aims to source the top startups with disruptive innovations in the Agri-Food sector and provide them with the adequate technical and business resources as well as community support to scale their ideas into successful businesses with global impact.