Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

Location
Midland MI
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Axia Institute (formerly known as: Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation-MRIVCC), within the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, invites applications for an Academic Specialist position in the area of Value Chain Strategic Marketing particularly focusing on entrepreneurial activities and bringing technology to market.  Candidates must have an earned MBA in Marketing, Supply Chain Management, or another closely related discipline. This is a one year fixed term, renewable appointment through The Axia Institute to be located in Midland, MI (http://midlandvaluechain.broad.msu.edu/).

The successful candidate is expected to work in collaboration with faculty, MSU researchers, The Institute, and external private sector and public sector partners, to move fundamental research from early feasibility stages to commercialized technology. The research portfolio addresses grand value chain challenges such as smart packaging, product authentication, optimization, and digitization to name a few.  The candidate will be expected to do facilitate research projects from lab to practical application engaging and transferring technology to industry partners.

Responsibilities include: conducting market research; completing value chain assessments; and determining the best potential commercial applications of the research projects across multiple value chains such as fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), durable goods, health care, etc. Additional responsibilities include recruiting public/private partners by developing and implementing The Axia Institute's outreach and communications strategy.

The preferred candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated expertise in strategic marketing roles, experience working directly with external customer, and will be evaluated based on their initiative, strategic thinking, and creativity.  Candidates should have an entrepreneurial mindset and experience in supply chain management, market research, website design, and developing and implementing strategic marketing plans. 

Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU http://www.msu.edu/WE.

Required Degree

Masters

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have an earned MBA in Marketing, Supply Chain Management or another closely related discipline. 5 years of demonstrated expertise in strategic marketing roles, and experience working directly with external customer.

Required Application Materials

Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and the names and contact information for at least three references

Special Instructions

Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications and the names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will bereviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominationsor questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through emailat dbuchal@msu.edu.