MEP Growth Advisor at The Ohio State University

MEP Growth Advisor at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
November 18, 2016
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) has been chosen by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The MEP program provides easy access to the university researchers, facilities, equipment, and students in support of small and medium-sized businesses. CDME is seeking a Growth Advisor for the MEP program to provide strategic growth business consulting services for manufacturing companies throughout the State of Ohio, with an emphasis on those in the Central Ohio Region. This position will collaborate with program leaders to identify companies which require growth advisory services and engage with client companies to provide advisory services. Local travel is required with this position.

Application Deadline December 4, 2016

Position Requirements

Master's degree in Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 10+ years of experience in manufacturing operations, executive leadership, or business advisory services. Experience developing and executing strategic growth plans for small or mid-sized manufacturing companies. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Lean Six Sigma and PMP experience is highly desirable, as well as experience with development and execution of capital access plans, business development and partnership development experience.

Required Experience

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.