Portfolio Manager Agriculture Commercialisation

Client Technology Innovation Agency
Reference # TIA06/04/2017
Published 19/04/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
To deliver a Strategic Technology Area strategy aligned portfolio of successful technology innovation projects with plans to move from one Technology Readiness level (TRL) to the next towards full commercialisation.
Job Functions Agricultural Engineering
Industries Science & Technology
•Assist the head to develop divisional budgets and forecasts for EXCO and Board approval
•Ensure that new funding opportunities are identified and additional income was raised from third party investors within the Agri-Investment space
•Ensure an effective eco system is built around the Agriculture and Agri-Biotech portfolio including key stakeholder relations
•Project information is accurately and completely recorded on the fund management system
•Ensure timeous and accurate reporting as per requirements
•Assist applicants with building a fundable opportunity and to assess Investment opportunities
•Provides support and assistance to projects to achieve their milestones
•Pro-active identification of project risks and portfolio opportunities, together with project teams
•Perform due diligence with a focus on financial, Agriculture and Agri-Biotech markets as well as the technical aspects of TIA projects and programs
•All aspects of the project life cycle from sourcing to exit are efficiently managed
•Facilitate Commercialisation of TIA projects/investments within the Agriculture and Agri-Biotech portfolio
•Build a pipeline of investment opportunities for the strategic technology areas
•Perform client-centric and value adding project management of TIA projects/investments
•4 year Bachelor degree in Finance or Science/Engineering degree plus financial related qualification
•3 years commercialisation experience within technology innovation environment, experience within the Agriculture or Agri-Biotech markets/industry will be an added advantage.
•2 years experience in a commercial or portfolio management context
•Knowledge of PFMA and
•Financial and non-financial support trends for technology development
•Good budget and report writing skills
Job Closing Date 02/05/2017
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