South Africa

Portfolio Manager: Commercialisation

Company Technology Innovation Agency
Reference # TIA05/02/2019
Published 14/02/2019
Contract Type Contract
6 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is a talent driven and customer- centric organisation. In our endeavour to support technology innovation we would like to attract the best minds that are innovative, optimistic game changers and think beyond the obvious. Technology Innovation Agency endeavours to promote the careers of previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of the Employment Equity Act, as amended.
Job Purpose:
To ensure that projects approved have sound business case, to ensure accurate financial modelling, to assist projects through Market Readiness Level (MRL) and Business Readiness Level (BRL) steps to increase ability to commercialise.
Job Functions Investments
Industries Science & Technology
•Perform Market analysis
•Conduct Business case feasibility
•Perform Financial modeling and forecasting
•Business Strategy development
•Ability and track record in taking products out to market
•Entrepreneurial/business management experience and skills (experience will be an added advantage)
•Risk identification and mitigation
•Portfolio and project management across STAs (Strategic Technology Areas
•Deal making and business analysis involving finance, marketing and technical due diligence)
•Conduct market readiness levels (MRL) and Business Readiness Levels (BRL) to ensure investee technology entry into the market, guide and support commercialisation thereof.
•Key and clear focus on facilitating commercialisation of TIA projects/investments.
•Performance management and improvement
•A Finance/Engineering degree
•Being a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) will be an added advantage
•Five (5) to eight (8) years of commercialisation experience
•Experience in running own business or managing start-up businesses

Soft and Technical Skills:
•Financial modelling skills
•Attention to financial detail
•Report writing skills
•Presentation and facilitation skills
•Performing under pressure
•Client focus
•Communication Skills

Job Closing Date 18/02/2019
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