Technical Innovation Director, Cough/Cold

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The Technical Innovation Director Cough/Cold (TID) is the R&D lead for global Cough/Cold Innovation.  Together with their commercial counterpart the TID will create and deliver the innovation strategy based on a strong understanding of consumer insights, science and technology & opportunities for growth.   They will drive innovation, both incremental and breakthrough, to ensure brand leadership, differentiation and competitiveness.  They will create a winning pipeline which delivers meaningful consumer health benefits and grounded in science. The TID brings together the R&D matrixed organization of internal and external expertise to create a best in class pipeline for the Cough/Cold category.YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIESDevelops new ideas based on consumer, market, science and technology insights, and translates into new innovation project proposalsUnderstands and leverages the Science of the Category and translates it into highly relevant consumer experiences and high value new products—leveraging experts where requiredProvides leadership and scientific / technical expertise for the development of pre-NPDs through to Development phaseAssesses new category areas, new technologies, new methodologies and new business models and defines development strategy and pathwayBrings innovation to life for both internal and external stakeholders and consumersLiaise with External Innovation and Partnerships to understand potential for external innovation and developmentProactive identification, mitigation and communication of project risks, and reality check on early phase commercial / consumer conceptsDelivers feasibility projects according to initial budget and timelines, in close collaboration with Development Centers and without requiring substantial involvement of project managementDelivers feasibility projects in according to initial consumer concept and benefits, in close collaboration with matrixed functions (Medical, Regulatory, Design & Packaging)Delivers Target Product Profile (TPP) and works with project management on required deliverables to move the project into the development gateInfluences key stakeholders, drives innovation ambition and excellence across the R&D organization and specifically at the Category and Brand levelInspires a Culture of InnovationIs a mentor and coach to the R&D organizationWHO YOU AREYour success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:Required SkillsBachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum of 15 years’ experience, or a Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum of 10 years’ of experience, or a Ph.D. (or international equivalent) with a minimum of 8 years’ of experienceDemonstrated scientific & business acumen and commercial accomplishments to have generated a track-record of accomplishments in the IndustryKnowledge of the regulatory environment, development process and laws and regulations affecting the Global Consumer Health industryProven ability to manage change and deliver results in an ambiguous and matrixed environment.Demonstrated experience in being able to take the Science of the Category and translate it into meaningful Consumer ExperiencesRelocation Assistance is availableCountry: United StatesState: New JerseyLocation: WhippanyReference Code: 65537Functional Area:Clinical Development & OperationsEntry Level : Professional

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