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Business Advisor- Billings

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

For questions regarding this position, please contact: Help Montana manufacturers succeed! The Business Advisor helps Montana Manufacturing Extension Center ( MMEC ) support that mission by providing growth, innovation, efficiency, compliance, and managerial assistance. Position Number 4C1555 Department MT Mfg Extension Center MMEC Division College of Engineering Appointment Type Professional Contract Term Fiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSA Exempt Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining FTE 1.0 Benefits Eligible Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications. Contract Type LOA If other, please specify Recruitment Type Open General Statement The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center's (MMEC's) mission is to grow Montana's economy by helping manufacturers succeed. We accomplish this goal by providing growth, innovation, efficiency, compliance and managerial assistance to Montana manufacturers for a fee. MMEC is an outreach of the College of Engineering at Montana State University. Field Offices are located in Bozeman, Billings, Butte, Helena, Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula, and serve the entire state. This position will be based in Billings, working independently from an office in one of our partner agencies. The territory will include the entire State of Montana. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sell and deliver growth, innovation, efficiency, compliance and managerial consulting services to Montana manufacturers.
  • Proactively develop relationships with prospective and existing clients, assess clients' needs, determine strategies and action plans resulting in written proposals for contracted services with manufacturers.
  • Write and review reports, and track and report project progress and develop and manage third party delivery experts.
  • Develop appropriate educational materials and present public training workshops and seminars.
  • Prepare end-of-project survey tools and effectively assist clients in completing post-project surveys that result in significant economic impact.
  • Provide thought leadership through written articles, online and in-person presentations, and other appropriate communication methods Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
    • Demonstrated experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility in improving manufacturing operations.
    • Experience with business development or prospecting and consultative questioning, advising and presentation skills.
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or other relevant field from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
      • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing systems design, analysis and continuous improvement, manufacturing processes and equipment, lean manufacturing concepts, quality management systems, six sigma concepts, waste reduction, emission reduction, safety management, and product design as it relates to manufacturing.
      • Master's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited engineering program.
      • Master's degree in Business from an accredited business school.
      • Relevant licensing or industry recognized certifications.
      • Experience in automation/industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, industrial marketing, plant management, technical sales, food safety or product development using Solid Works software.
      • Computer-literate and comfortable using Microsoft Office and a CRM system to manage sales activity including customer visits, opportunities, project costs, and account information. The Successful Candidate Will
        • Utilize business development skills to develop strong relationships with and obtain signed project agreements from the owners and managers of manufacturing facilities throughout the state of Montana.
        • Have the ability to work as a productive member of a team of professionals that seeks to advance manufacturing in the State of Montana.
        • Possess the ability to identify manufacturing, business and engineering problems and then formulate multiple solutions for solving them, demonstrating your skills and abilities, as well as those of your team and the MEP National Network.
        • Be a self-starter who can work independently to identify, plan, organize, manage and execute projects.
        • Possess the ability to grow your network of partners and prospects through networking and other outreach methods (including cold calls).
        • Have excellent human relations skills, evidence of good judgment, flexibility and innovativeness to respond to the needs of a wide variety of clients.
        • Possess communication skills (oral, written and presentation) necessary to lead others and deal effectively with a diverse group of customers at all levels of the company. Position Special Requirements/Additional Information Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding
          Position will be based in Billings, Montana.

          Position requires frequent travel by rental car or own vehicle throughout the State of Montana, including occasional overnight stays.

          Must possess currently, or be eligible to obtain, a valid State of Montana Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points), or have other reliable means of transportation. Must have access to a vehicle to use for work (mileage will be reimbursed), and have minimum vehicle liability insurance. Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license.

          This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Physical Demands To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This position has supervisory duties? No Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be: Screening of applications will begin on March 1, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. Special Instructions Diversity Statement Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples .

          Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

          Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

          In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

          MSU 's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/disability_accommodation/complaints_grievances.html . Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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