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Business Transformation Manager (KTP Associate) (3363)

Position:                      Business Transformation Manager (KTP Associate)

Based at:                     Dunsters Farm, Bury

Salary:                         £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience

The role:

An exciting opportunity has become available to work full time on an 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop and embed a strategic management capability to facilitate sustainable business growth, based on enhanced digitisation and people skills that will transform company operations and boost performance, productivity and growth via enhanced in-house capabilities. Employed and supported by a team of academic experts from the university, you will be based at Dunsters Farm’s premises in Bury.


Company information:

Dunsters Farm is a third-generation, family-run foodservice, distributing a range of chilled and ambient food and drink lines to customers throughout the North of England.


Find out more about Dunsters Farm at



Qualification we require:

A first degree at 2:1 level or higher in management with Information Systems, and with evidence of excellent aptitude for working in an IT orientated environment. An MSc in a relevant subject such as supply chain management, data analytics or e-business would be desirable.


Application requirements:


  • Good understanding of contemporary internet-based information technology.
  • Ability to communicate well with others, including outside systems vendors and internal operatives.
  • Ability to perceive and manage entire systems.
  • A strong sense of project ownership and attention to detail.
  • The ability to understand the needs of internal and external customers and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of service operations management analysis, modelling and improvement techniques (e.g. data analysis, modelling, advanced operations management) would be desirable.
  • Preferably 2 or more years’ experience of working in a supply chain management, logistics and/or information systems environment.


  • £2,000 per year to spend on personal training;
  • attendance at two managerial workshops with Ashorne Hill;
  • opportunity to register on a higher degree (at a reduced cost);
  • opportunity of a permanent position with the company; 70% of host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate at the end of the project.


For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Roula Michaelides ( or Dr Zenon Michaelides (

Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for the role at

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Business and Law
  • Salary:
    £28,000 - £32,000
  • Closing Date:
    25 April 2021
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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