OTC Project Manager-eCommerce
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

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Bachelor's degree.Minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience in software or eCommerce company.

Experience managing personnel.Ability to be both individual contributor and work collaboratively as part of a team.

Experience working successfully with internal and external customers.Experience leading, facilitating and successfully finishing assigned projects on time and in line with budgetary expectations.Excellent project management and organizational skills, ability to multitask successfully.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience managing student interns. Experience in website administration.


1. Job Summary:
The principle purpose of this position is to provide leadership and administration of assigned projects and programs that support the Office of Technology Commercialization's eCommerce website, which is used to promote and license technologies created at the University of Minnesota.

Responsibilities of the OTC Project Manager ?eCommerce include the following:

Manage the development and maintenance of the OTC's eCommerce website:

Review, edit, and post web content for all technologies on the eCommerce website.

Provide search engine optimization for all web content.

Maintain the eCommerce website content including maintaining active links, updating patent and licensing information, and removing technologies when appropriate.

Draft online licenses working with OTC Technology Mangers, finalize the license with OGC, post licenses on the eCommerce website.

Work with OTC staff to improve the eCommerce website and provide support of special web-based projects.

Track usage and growth of the eCommerce website using tools such as Google Analytics.

Manage eCommerce framework software and UMN OIT interactions for the eCommerce site.

Manage use of external technology transfer websites:
Supply web content to iBridge and similar sites for technologies posted on OTC eCommerce website.

Investigate and evaluate usage of other technology transfer websites.

Provide customer support to users of the eCommerce website:
Answer customer questions about technologies, with a focus on the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire.

Route customers' questions to the appropriate OTC manager, University of Minnesota faculty/staff or external organization.

Create accounts for those technologies that require users to have an account.

Coordinate OTC Interns and SPS Student Employees:
Maintain Intern/Student Project spreadsheet. Provide verbal and written training to Interns and Student Employees on how to track projects.

Collect and verify Intern/Student time sheets.

Deliver reports to OTC managers regarding Intern/Student project status.

Other duties as assigned.

2.Key results/responsibilities and % time devoted to each (assuming 0.6 FTE):

eCommerce site management (25% of time)

Produce & review product descriptions and express licenses for eCommerce site. (30% of time)

Provide eCommerce customer support (20%)

Manage student interns (15% of time)

Report generation and other miscellaneous duties (10% of time)

Interact with University leadership, faculty and staff to support technology commercialization activities.

Interact with OTC leadership and staff to support technology commercialization activities.

Interact with OVPR and UEL personnel to support OTC functional needs.

Program/Unit Description

The University of Minnesota and the Office of Commerciallization has a long, proud history of innovation & discovery, and our office works to get the revolutionary technologies that result from this research into the hands of the public.

We understand each stakeholder has specific needs. To best respond to those needs, we are organized into industry groups, ensuring we have the right knowledge and experience at the table:

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