Job Description: (Senior) Technology
Position: (Senior) Technology Analyst
Reports to: Operations Director
The (Senior) Technology Analysts role within ITF is fundamental to its operation. The
Analyst’s key role is to maintain and develop ITF’s core competence in the facilitation of
technology research, development and deployment. The Analyst will take ownership and
assurance of the ITF process which identifies, co-ordinates, and disseminates the key
data required for successful functioning of the ITF operation.
Principal Roles and Responsibilities:
Delivery against the ITF Scorecard
ITF operates a ‘Scorecard’ of performance objectives which translates our strategy into
action. Each individual in the organisation has their own goals and objectives set which
are derived from this scorecard and the professional developments objectives of the
individual. The Analyst will be required to assist the company deliver against these
scorecard performance targets.
Analyst will be appointed project manager for specific themes and in this role will be
required to provide support to the Operations Director throughout the entire lifecycle of a
theme, which typically consists of the following tasks:
• Prepare the theme timeline and also a timeline for all activities in the run up to
the ‘Theme Day’. Ensure all activities are completed for the working of the theme
including all preparatory work for the timely launch of the theme at an ITF Theme
Day. This will include securing speakers, preparing marketing materials with
Business Development, and ensuring that members are in attendance.
• All Theme Days are to break even and the Analyst should prepare a budget for the
Theme Day to ensure that all income and expenditure is accounted. Also working
with senior management and business development to secure sponsorship
wherever possible to offset costs.
• Be in attendance at and participate in the Theme Day discussions and ensure the
discussions of the day are adequately captured.
• From the output of the Theme Day prepare a ‘Call for Proposal’ for approval by
the Operations Director and the ITF membership.
• Administer all submissions and allocate amongst the analyst team to conduct
screening of proposals and handle queries from developers and/or members.
• Collate all due diligence information and prepare documentation for issue to the
membership for evaluation.
• Ensure timely member response and participation at Review and Technical
Presentation (Clarification) Meetings, and to collate the output for all these
• Prepare contracts and launch of projects.
• Attend project kick-off meetings.
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Job Description: Technology Analyst
Proposal Due Diligence (Screening)
• Analyst will undertake the ‘Due Diligence’ (screening) procedure on all proposals.
• Analysts are to complete the due diligence form for all projects. This is to be
made available to all members of ITF with a recommendation as to whether to
support or not support the proposal from a developer (researcher).
• The due diligence procedure identifies the requirements of the process but this will
include, but not necessarily limited to:
o Checking patent position on a submission. ITF will not offer an opinion on
possible patent infringement. The onus is to be placed on the technology
developer to demonstrate what steps they have taken to protect their
intellectual property and to communicate this clearly on the proposal form.
o Position of technology relative to others in the market.
o Investigate the track record (commercial position) of a technology
developer and ability to deliver the proposal.
• It is recognised that due diligence may be extremely difficult to conduct. For this
reason due diligence activities on specific proposals to be agreed with the
• Capturing ‘developer’ capability and maintaining a database of this information is
important. It is linked to the ‘targeted research’ objectives of the due diligence
procedure. The Analyst is responsible for ensuring that data is captured fed to the
centralised information point.
Monitoring of Ongoing Projects
• Ultimately responsibility for monitoring / managing on-going projects lies with the
Operations Director; however, day-to-day responsibility for this is delegated to
the Analysts which will require the Analysts to deputise for the senior managers at
steering group meetings and other industry meetings.
• Analysts are required to attend approximately 50% of Steering Group meetings
for all on-going projects and report any significant issues to senior management.
• Analysts are responsible for making available any notes / emails for the benefit of
the company and for storing this information in the appropriate place on the
corporate server (T: drive).
• Analysts are to ensure that the responsibilities of the project steering group (and
developer) are known and understood, e.g. contractual obligations, responsibility
for HSE, etc.
Monitoring of Completed Projects
• Analysts to monitor status of completed ITF JIPs and in particular implementations
beyond the life of a project.
• Analysts are responsible for maintaining the corporate memory of all ITF launched
• Analysts are to use every opportunity to update status of projects, through
networking with developers / members. This activity is linked to technology
delivery and may lead to further project creation, project management
intervention or providing assistance with field trials.
Statistics / Data Collection
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Job Description: Technology Analyst
• It is the Operational Director’s responsibility to deliver a quarterly technology
report on the progress against themes, launch of projects, on-going project
progress, completion of projects, and technology implementations. Analysts are
required to assist in the compilation of this report and all associated statistical
• Contribute to the development of the ITF process and promote ITF externally.
• Analysts will be required from time to time to prepare and deliver presentations
on behalf of ITF at conferences, seminars, and provide project update
presentations at Members meetings.
• Analysts will be required from time to time to write articles for publication in
industry and other academic journals either in their own right or in collaboration
with other members of ITF staff.
• To work on special projects as may be identified from to time.
Qualification and Experience:
Masters degree in technical/science area and/or information management, plus relevant
experience of desk based research/ information analysis.
• IT literacy and full familiarity with on-line search facilities.
• Ability to recognise important facets of a particular technology or proposal.
• Ability to interpret requests for information.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to prioritise and manage workload.
• Ability to contribute to team working.
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