Head of Business Operations

Head of Business Operations, Commercial Partnerships

Location: Angel Islington (moving to Stratford from October 2019)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time. Flexible working will be considered.

Closing date: the role will remain open until filled, therefore we encourage applicants to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Cancer Research UK’s Commercial Partnerships Department is seeking someone with significant Business Operations knowledge to lead their operations and portfolio intelligence function. Leading a core team of dedicated operations professionals you will provide a broad spectrum of business support activities to the department, working in collaboration with different business partners across CRUK, drawing on their specialisms where required. This is an exciting opportunity for someone working in business operations seeking to challenge themselves in an evolving technology transfer environment, or for someone already in technology transfer with a desire and aptitude for driving operations in the world’s largest independent funder of cancer research.

You can make an impact every day by:

Driving operations agenda within the department and providing operational support to the Chief Business Officer as a core member of the Commercial Partnerships leadership group
Leading business support activities for the department including the Inteum database, contract and patents administration for a portfolio of circa 350 assets and procurement of external data intelligence subscriptions
Leading the team’s portfolio intelligence activities
Maintaining the project and portfolio governance structure
Leading business change and process mapping activities
Driving a culture of continuous process improvement
You’ll be able to bring to the role:

Proven ability to build effective relationships with, and influence, a broad range of stakeholders including at the most senior levels
Experience in reviewing and optimising business processes and delivery of process improvement projects
Strongly collaborative and able to deliver results through others
Management skills and experience of building and developing high performing teams
You can find out more about Commercial Partnerships here

You can find out more about the role by reading this candidate pack

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, 30 days holiday allowance, generous pension scheme, flexible working and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

Please note, from October 2019, our head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

Application Closing Date: 
16 June