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Innovation Manager

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Libertyville
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified Location: Libertyville Department: Research & Development Summary: The Innovation Manager will be responsible for supporting and implementing the Front End Innovation (FEI) process within New Product Commercialization at Hollister. The Innovation Manager will be responsible for continually improving Hollister's FEI capability by continually evaluating new FEI tools and methods, maintaining the FEI process toolkit and training the FEI community on the necessary tools, skills, competencies and behaviors. Hollister operates in a hybrid work environment. Position can be filled in Libertyville, IL; Ballina Ireland or Fredensborg, Denmark. The Innovation Manager will:

  • Initiate priority innovation projects by gaining approval for project charters.
  • Ensure FEI projects deliver compelling Target Product Profiles and Preliminary Business Plans for product concepts.
  • Act as the Discovery Team Leader (DTL) for FEI projects.
  • Act as a Discovery Team Member (DTM) to guide and facilitate cross-functional Discovery Teams through the FEI process.
  • Contribute, where relevant, to strategic efforts such as P3 preparation and Pre-Charter. Responsibilities:
    • Ensure FEI projects deliver compelling Target Product Profiles (TPP) and Preliminary Business Plan (PBP) for the lead concept.
    • Act as Discovery Team Leader, as needed, which encompasses leading the development of discovery project including; project charter, key project steps, schedule, objectives, requirements, and assumptions to structure projects and activities to meet business needs.
    • Participate in the development and maintenance of a common FEI methodology and process.
    • Collaborate and help to create tools and documentation/training of the FEI methodology and process.
    • Identify and implement new methods or processes that improve on the existing FEI process.
    • Train Discovery Teams on the overall FEI process.
    • Provide coaching and facilitation to cross-functional Discovery Teams.
    • Champion the FEI process both within and outside of Global R&D.
    • Initiate priority innovation projects by gaining approval for discovery project charters.
    • Ensure communication across discovery teams to stakeholder groups within in the functions and business.
    • Work with the Discovery Team to define the best approach to evaluate concepts using both internal evaluation frameworks and external concept tests with customers.
    • Collect data on the progress of any innovation project and building reports that provide insight into innovation activities across Hollister. Data collected is with regard to activities, results, timeframes and outcomes to report on in the aggregate.
    • Develop and maintain list of innovation partners.
    • Engage in activities that will further develop their knowledge and expertise of FEI best practices. Requirements:
      • 5-8 years overall experience
      • Bachelor level or higher degree in a scientific, marketing or engineering discipline
        • Business degree/MBA is a plus
        • Strong Project Management experience is required, preferably in Medical Devices or other Regulated Industry
        • Experience in a technical, marketing or engineering discipline developing products and/or leading projects
        • The ability to find constant, continuous opportunities for innovation, fosters change, and fosters the sustainment of innovation activities.
        • Proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with others in a dynamic matrix environment
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills #LI-Hybrid Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider, Inc. (JDS Inc.), a 100-year-old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc., to make life more rewarding and dignified for those who use our products and services. Hollister is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/DisabilityJob Req ID: 31867

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Chicago , Innovation Manager, Executive , Libertyville, Illinois

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