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Join the Bluetech Research Team

Interested in making a difference and helping organisations identify and address strategic opportunities in water? Bluetech Research is actively seeking talented individuals for a range of positions in sales, consulting, research and client relations.

BlueTech Research provides water technology market intelligence to water technology start-ups, investors, larger water companies and industrial end users to accelerate technology commercialization.

Our aim is to make life simpler and easier for our clients who are navigating the world of water technology, whether they are commercializing their own innovations, investing, or selecting the best water or wastewater treatment solution for a local government or industrial application.

We are actively seeking candidates for the following positions.

The Role
BlueTech Research is seeking a passionate and energetic Business Development Manager who wants to be part of a dynamic company, leading the sector in analyzing water innovation.

Nature of the Role

The primary responsibility of the position is to design and implement sales initiatives that will allow us to secure new clients. As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for building, managing and maintenance of the sales process. This position is core to our global sales team, with particular emphasis on inbound lead qualification and outbound prospecting/qualification/sales for potential members of our Water Intelligence Service.

Excellent telephone/video conference call and communications skills are critical for success in this role. This is a full-time position with a base salary and a commission plan that rewards “closers” – It’s an extraordinary opportunity for the truly talented.

Responsibilities

  • Design, execute and coordinate all membership subscription business development activities for the team
  • Source new prospects via e-mail direct marketing campaigns, conferences, networking events, industry groups, etc.
  • Convert leads to sales through exploratory calls and online demonstrations with qualified prospects that have shown active interest in our products and services
  • Qualify opportunities involving key decision makers
  • Collaborate with various departments to determine necessary sales strategies and tactics
  • Make outbound follow up calls to potential customers via telephone and email, and overcome objections of prospective customers
  • Emphasize product/service features and benefits (online demonstrations), quote prices, discuss payment terms, and prepare sales order forms and/or reports
  • Manage and achieve sales forecast and achieve targets
  • Develop and maintain sales and marketing materials

Knowledge/Experience

  • Knowledge, passion or understanding of the water industry is an advantage. The key to success in this position relies on your hunger for both product and industry knowledge
  • 3-5 years successful direct work experience in a business development capacity in the private sector (Experience in SaaS sales, or membership/insight service sales would be an advantage)
  • Demonstrable results in managing the business development process from identifying, qualifying and tracking leads to closing sales
  • Proven track record in developing successful demand generation initiatives including setting up nurturing campaigns, configuring and utilizing sales & marketing automation software
  • Excellent time management & attention to detail
  • EXTREMELY adept lead follow-up and organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create something from the ground up
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make proactive telephone calls to prospective clients
  • Self-confidence and demonstrated ability to persuade, as well as construct and convey a value proposition
  • Excellent customer service attitude/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • A team player who is willing and able to work with other members of the team and customers to generate ideas and turn into real actions

Why join BlueTech Research?

  • Participation in an intellectually diverse team of experienced analysts, consultants and thought leaders
  • Global challenges, tough problems, and meaningful work that impacts clients’ growth opportunities
  • Opportunities for rapid growth and learning
  • Early exposure to career-building work and client engagement – including global travel for conferences
  • Individualized professional development support

The process
If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter explaining why you would like to join BlueTech Research to info@bluetechresearch.com, indicating “Application for Business Development Manager” in the email header.

At BlueTech Research the client is at the centre of everything we do.

In a client relationship role, you will support BlueTech Research’s customers through ongoing support. You will resolve client questions or concerns in a timely, informative, and professional manner and develop and foster client satisfaction and loyalty.

If you enjoy talking to people and are excellent at building and fostering relationships this is the role for you.

Skills required

  • Experience within the water technology sector is an advantage
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Being a fast learner and having self-initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Being comfortable with participating at telephone interviews and (online) meetings.
  • Keen interest in innovation in water.

Interested applicants should send their CV to sarah.condon@bluetechresearch.com

Who are BlueTech Research?

BlueTech Research (www.bluetechresearch.com) provides water technology market intelligence to water technology start-ups, investors, larger water companies and industrial end users to accelerate technology commercialization.

Our aim is to make life simpler and easier for our clients who are navigating the world of water technology, whether they are commercialising their own innovations, investing, or selecting the best water or wastewater treatment solution for a local government or industrial application.

BlueTech supports these groups in evaluating new technologies, companies and opportunities and helps clients:

1. Be aware of the new opportunities that are on the horizon
2. Select only the best opportunities to invest in
3. Minimise their risks when selecting new technologies

Role Summary:

This is primarily a writing and a presenting role.

You will research, analyze, interpret and formulate data and write strategic reports that will be used by clients to make informed decisions on water technology market opportunities. We are customer-centric and this is a client-facing role.

Being able to write clearly and concisely is a must. You will need to quickly distill information, apply critical thought and present it in an easy-to-digest format. This role will appeal to an engineer or scientist with a desire to continue to learn and develop in their profession and remain at the cutting edge of water technology innovation. The individual will be curious and analytical and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment.

  • Analyse and report on primary and secondary research data
  • Take an active part in workshops and other collaborative sessions to analyse and model findings and develop conclusions
  • Liaise with and maintain a positive relationship with clients
  • Analyze the water innovation sector and trends impacting market development- M&A, partnerships, project announcements, technology adoption.
  • Demonstrate to clients and team members a knowledge and expertise in the analysis of the water sector, water technology, and overall market opportunities.
  • Keep up to date with research software (including delivering training when new developments are implemented), research techniques and new ways of thinking in the sector
  • Support Sales and Marketing teams in client and prospect meetings
  • Maintain industry profile through speaking opportunities and other participation in industry forums
  • Acquire general knowledge throughout the big range of water technologies to be able to compare them at a high level

Skills required

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Relevant experience within the water technology sector is an advantage
  • Experience with Tableau or similar tool preferred
  • A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Being a fast learner and having self-initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Being comfortable with participating at telephone interviews and (online) meetings.
  • Keen interest in innovation in water.

This is a remote position but location as close as possible to Irish time (GMT+1) is preferred.

Interested applicants should send their CV to sarah.condon@bluetechresearch.com

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant to the CEO of BlueTech Research, a leading water technology market intelligence firm. The successful candidate will directly support the CEO in his role managing the company.

This is an ideal opportunity for a new graduate seeking to gain international experience and advance their career, or a seasoned administrative professional seeking a new challenge in a dynamic environment.

The role will involve liaising with multi-national corporations, investors, NGO’s and research institutes. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the CEO’s calendar, agenda and general organisational tasks.

You will be:

  • Handling complex diary and calendar management for the CEO with internal and external meeting participants across multiple international time-zones.
    Coordinating both personal and work related travel and accommodation arrangements for the CEO, providing them with an itinerary in advance of travel.
  • Ensuring availability of key personnel for any scheduled meetings, preparing agendas in advance of all meetings, sharing pre-read materials, taking high quality minutes of meetings and actioning any follow up items.
  • Assisting with the preparation of power-point presentations, proposals and other business correspondence
  • Helping arrange team activities, staff training and recognition initiatives for team members on an ongoing regular basis.
  • Maintaining confidentiality on business sensitive information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Undertaking personal life administrative tasks when required to support the CEO
  • Managing HR admin functions such as holiday requests, staff reviews etc.
  • Desk research for reports, editing of speeches, emails and letters.
  • Ensuring call answering systems are professional and managing updates to company website.
  • Organising and overseeing international visits, seminars and receptions.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3-4 years’ relevant applicable experience and an undergraduate university of college degree qualification.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Additional languages, particularly Japanese and German a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent project management skills and organisational
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritise and perform a variety of tasks with little supervision and a strong sense of urgency to meet deadlines.
  • Competent with on-line meeting Video Conferencing and Work Collaboration tools and software including Outlook Calendar, Calendly, Doodle, MS Teams and Zoom.
  • An understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Team player and ability work on own initiative

Location:

The role will be remote, however an ability to work in the Central European / UK time Zone is an advantage.

Hours per week:
Role is currently 25 hours per week with scope to increase over time.

How do I apply:
Interested applications can send their CV to info@bluetechresearch.com