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Innovation Manager (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 electronics. 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: The Innovation Manager (all genders) at Future Insight works on initiatives in continuation of the science & technology workstream of our 350 years anniversary such as the Curious – Future Insight conference, our Future Insight Prize, our Research Grants and Research Challenges and our Innovation Cup. This fascinating task will involve further developing our mid and long term technology strategy and identification and access to new game changers via enabling pilot studies, planning and organization of live and online scientific conferences and events with young talent and entrepreneurs, innovation awards, research grants, online platforms, networking and crowd sourcing sessions, scientific competitions as well as workshops with world leading scientists, technology pioneers, key customers and opinion leaders. The job involves managing running collaborations with scientific academic and corporate partners working on breakthrough innovation projects. You join a dynamic team and work hand in hand with your internal interface partners and external agencies, consultants and service providers.


Who you are:

  • Degree in natural sciences or computer sciences, Ph.D. is an advantage
  • Experience in interaction with academic and corporate partners and in deal making and alliance management in R&D
  • Experience with research grants and associated legal processes
  • Experience with technology foresight processes and in technology scouting
  • Experience in project management and strong communication skills across cultures and continents
  • Proficiency in information technology, ability to code is an advantage
  • Proficiency in graphics and video design for top communication is an advantage
  • Experience in acquisition of public funding is an advantage
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Friendly personality, high loyalty and ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivation and desire to accomplish something and make great things happen
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with an innovative spirit, ability to think outside the box
  • Negotiation-proof English is a must


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


Job Requisition ID:  218901
Location:  Darmstadt
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 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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