Sr. Innovation Mgr, Emerging Science and Technology, VMS
RB is the world s leading consumer health and hygiene company. We work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands.
A fantastic opportunity is available for an enthusiastic and experienced Sr. Innovation Mgr, Emerging Science and Technology, VMS to join our R&D team in Parsippany, NJ.
To lead the R&D disruptive innovation strategy for RB's VMS pipeline in line with the NA VMS Business Unit objectives for business and category growth
To lead identification, assessment, and implementation of disruptive and outside-in innovation opportunities for the 3YP and beyond, and for opportunistic/strategic investment as needed
Identify partnership opportunities and manage a vast network of strategic partners to deliver innovation on formats, ingredients, and technology platforms
Develop strategic innovation platforms that deliver on the cross-section of business requirements, consumer wellness needs, and scientific capabilities
Lead entry into new emerging nutritional science/technology areas (e.g. personalization, microbiome, diagnostics, novel active ingredients, benefit areas, dosage forms)
Identify and drive external technologies/science to introduce new high value projects into the VMS category
Manage external world-class collaborations with academia, active ingredient and technology companies to drive innovation for the VMS category
Work closely with marketing, product development, medical and supply to ensure implementation and sharing of best practices in innovation
Identify, assess, and drive forward major and breakthrough innovation opportunities and technology platforms to deliver a consistent and balanced flow of science driven innovation into the VMS pipeline
Act as key external contact point for major partnerships/innovation opportunities
Manage the disruptive innovation team for the VMS category
Minimum 8+ years of experience in the consumer health, pharmaceutical or food industry
Significant knowledge and understanding of the broader trends in the healthcare/nutrition landscape
Proven track record of driving complex science and technology into pipeline projects
High-level strategic/creative thinking combined with the ability to translate recommendations into compelling, actionable solutions
Experience of partnering cross-functionally with Regulatory, Product Development, Medical, and Supply on the requirements for product design
Experience leading open innovation initiatives to develop strategic partnerships and alliances
Understanding of different sourcing strategies and outside innovation methodologies
Experience in developing and maintaining external networks to support current and future innovation pipeline
Experience driving, communicating and implementing innovation strategy
Experience of working in a complex matrix organization
Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to lead change, and influence senior R&D and commercial stakeholders
Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including presentations, meeting facilitation, and small group innovation sessions
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Work with smart people. We have a talented workforce that believes in sharing ideas to help each other, and the company succeed.
Vacation. We offer 4 weeks vacation, 9 core Holidays and 4 floating days.
16 weeks paid Maternity leave.
Competitive base salaries and bonuses.
In return, RB will offer you a very competitive salary with excellent benefits, a fast-paced working environment with incredible opportunities to develop yourself, and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organization.
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