Business manager

Business Manager, Southampton Business School job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Central Faculty (FSS)

Location: Campus Highfield

Salary: £39,739 to £50,296 per year
Full time, permanent

Closing Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 1675922PD-R

Southampton Business School is a successful and widely recognized multidisciplinary school for research, education and enterprise. We bring together experts from a wide range of fields, from business management and leadership, accounting and finance, digital analytics to healthcare and engineering. Our integrated business strategy enables us to strengthen our links with academia, industry and the local social context. These connections allow us to continue our impactful research and improve the learning experience for students.

The vision of SBS is to change business and society for the better with a commitment to excellence in all that we do in research, education and enterprise. We apply our research-driven expertise and creativity to solve the most complex business, societal and environmental challenges. Our world-class academics deliver research and management education with rigor and relevance, solving real-world problems facing businesses, organizations and governments. Our educational portfolio includes key management areas such as accounting, banking and finance, data analytics and risk management, data-driven marketing, human resource management and organizational behavior, strategy , innovation and entrepreneurship. We are ranked top 10 in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (2020 Guardian University Guide) and third in the UK for Marketing (2020 University Complete Guide).

This new administrative role will be central to our future success. The successful candidate will be an important part of the school’s leadership team and create an environment of collaboration and commitment to achieve the school’s strategic goals ( in line with the University’s strategy: (

In partnership with the Principal of the School, the Associate Director of Faculty Operations and their teams, you will play a key role in delivering the school’s exciting and ambitious strategy – an important part of the strategic ambition of the university. You will work collaboratively to support the school principal in implementing the school’s transformation strategy, while leading many of the day-to-day operations of a large, diverse and busy university school. This will include staff recruitment and retention activities, activity planning and monitoring, project-based work, coordination and design of key initiatives and activities related to research, education and student experience, enterprise and civic engagement.

Your leadership, influence and persuasion skills will enable you to build effective and constructive relationships with a wide range of academic and professional staff and key stakeholders within the School, Faculty and ‘University. You will facilitate a culture of agility and flexibility, enabling us to leverage new ways of working to benefit all of our activities and processes. Your collaborative approach to engagement will recognize that our people inspire and empower each other to apply their knowledge to transform people’s lives and impact business and society. Your highly developed skills in planning, analysis, prioritization, organization and communication will be essential to achieve the objectives of the position. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable with complexity and uncertainty.

For informal enquiries, contact Thom Bull (Associate Director, Faculty Operations; [email protected]) or Professor Laura Costanzo (School Director; [email protected])

*Please note that upon appointment your job title will be Senior Executive Officer (Southampton Business School).

You must submit your completed online application form to The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Hannah Farrance (recruitment team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1675922PD on all correspondence.