MANAGER, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT

Maryland Dept of Commerce

MANAGER, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT SUPERVISOR
(SPECIAL APPOINTMENT)
SALARY: $66,671-$107,264

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

DIVISION OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

OFFICE OF LIFE SCIENCES

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Manager, Business
and Innovation Development in the Office of Life Sciences (OLS), within the Division of Business and Industry
Sector Development. This position supports the Office’s efforts of business development, retention, and
attraction. Primary responsibilities include assisting Maryland life science companies and connecting them to
resources and partners for continued growth. The manager will work with incubators, accelerators, and other
ecosystem partners to support innovation, technology transfer, and commercialization efforts; advise companies
on business plans and fundraising; assist with location searches; and execute relevant contracts; contribute to
efforts to market Maryland as a center for innovation in the life sciences and assist with development of
appropriate marketing materials; develop and manage joint incentive programs with international partners as
well as support and coordinate OLS international trade mission activities; coordinate these activities with other
Commerce teams, including the Office of Business Development, the Office of Strategic Industries and
Entrepreneurship, and the Office of International Investment and Trade. Travel throughout the state and limited
foreign travel is required.

Candidates must possess strong administrative, organizational, project management, written and oral
communication skills; knowledgeable of Maryland’s life sciences community and current state, federal, and
private assistance programs; possess the ability to execute concurrent projects in a timely manner and have a
working knowledge of grants, budgeting, and finance. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite or other
relevant software is essential.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in STEM, business, finance, marketing, or a related field with six
(6) years of increasingly responsible experience in business or economic development, four (4) years of which
involved interacting with life science enterprises in a business development or program management role.
Education and experience substitutions. Preferred: professional experience in working in one or more of the
following: biopharma, medical technology, healthcare, bioproduction, biomanufacturing supply chain, market
research, financial analysis, venture capital, budget management, and business planning; possession of an
advanced degree in the natural sciences or business.

It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/careers; please review the Career
Openings section. Please attach a resume and the supplemental questionnaire to your online application.
Please be sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for
this recruitment. If unable to apply online, please submit your state application, resume, and supplemental
questionnaire to anna.halikias@maryland.gov

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE -OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
ATTN: MANAGER, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT (# 22-005014-0002)
World Trade Center – 401 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
NO LATER THAN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2022

To apply for this job please visit commerce.maryland.gov.