Fab Lab Business Expert

Posted on October 13, 2020
Overview

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

“The generation of innovation leaders/Gil” is a program by UNICEF designed to address the high unemployment rates among youth in Lebanon and their lack of access to the knowledge economy. Under this project, Berytech aims to increase access of Lebanese and Non-Lebanese youth (17-25 years) to technical and vocational training and innovative skills building programs for improved professional readiness and employability.

About the Fab Labs

UNICEF is working on implementing 3 open-access digital fabrication labs in three innovation labs for students, professionals, artists, techies, entrepreneurs, and makers across Lebanon. The Fab Labs empower them with the latest digital manufacturing technologies and a vast array of resources to create, fabricate, and transform their ideas into working prototypes and innovative products.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Business Technical Expert will work on designing the sustainability model of the 3 Fab Labs in order to ensure that the spaces will remain operational after the end of the project duration. Additionally, the consultant will work on setting the visibility plan of the Fab Labs that will be used to promote the labs services and attract external users. Further to that, the consultant will conduct a market study/research to set the pricing lists and packages of the Fab Labs.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & JOB TASKS

  • Set up a business plan based on activities (education and services) that will attract non-GiL beneficiaries while keeping a space for GiL beneficiaries to access the training workshops and Lab tools for free.
  • Develop a sustainability plan that will be based on a service fee approach
  • Set pricing lists and membership models that fit the pilot areas and community needs.
  • Determine an annual budget for Fab Labs
  • Map out direct and indirect competitors, including potential future competitors, for existing and potential revenue channels

 

EDUCATION & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Operations, Research, Statistics, Math, Economics, or equivalent related practical experience. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Financial management experience with business analysis planning (preferably for factories, industrial businesses, maker spaces, design houses, design companies, or relevant setting)
  • 3+ years of practical experience of using Microsoft Excel for building and maintaining financial models
  • Relevant Experience to maker spaces and Fab Labs business models
  • Experience conducting market research, including analyzing research reports
  • Experience in marketing tools and channels
  • Excellent spoken and written communication; comfort reaching out to and interviewing the company’s management, employees, and customer base

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants meeting all the above requirements are to submit by email to jobs@berytech.org, mentioning the position name in the subject line

  • Cover letter on why they qualify for the position
  • CV, clearly demonstrating experience and skills
  • Names and contact details of three references. References will not be contacted without prior consent.

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Berytech

A leading organization in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Lebanon, that aims to provide a conducive environment for the creation and development of startups and SMEs, through incubation, business support, counseling, funding, networking, and company hosting, hence taking part in the economic revival of the country, participating in wealth and job creation, and retaining graduates and high-level skills in Lebanon.