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Director Strategy (all genders)


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Your role: As Director Strategy, you will join our Digital team, working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and contributing to the development of new Digital businesses. Your first project is an exciting new business joint venture, Syntropy, which is expected to empower scientists and research centers with a unique high-value data exchange platform accelerating scientific discovery in oncology. Your responsibility is to develop or review the strategy for each project. It includes developing business plans’ assumptions for new digital businesses and comprises performing market, competition and positioning analysis. You are also providing key strategic and financial inputs to the annual group mid-term strategy review. You report to the Head of Operations & Strategy for Digital businesses and interact with other business units on a project basis.


Who you are:

  • University Degree in Engineering / Business Administration or comparable
  • 8-10+ years of experience, thereof 5+ years in equivalent roles such as strategy development, strategy consulting
  • 5+ years in Life Science or Healthcare Industry
  • Digital business experience is a plus
  • Proven track record in successful business ideation projects, business plan development
  • Strong management and leadership skills required, ideally in ventures, or start up environment, with budget responsibility
  • Strong communication, collaboration and intercultural skills
  • Ability to influence within a matrixed environment
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 20%


What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Job Requisition ID:  213854
Location:  Darmstadt
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

Careers during Covid-19
Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone’s health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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