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Strategy Manager: R&D and Emerging Technologies


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:


Based around the Glasgow/Stirling area (or remote), you will have responsibility for R&D and emerging technologies strategy within the services business. You will collaborate with the R&D and Development Services teams to develop, and annually refine, the 10-year R&D roadmap, with responsibility for driving ideation sessions, coordinating KOL and other advisory boards, developing a deep understanding of evolving market trends through VoC and other primary and secondary research, and prioritizing opportunities through rigorous market sizing and execution-related criteria. You will collaborate with product management to operationalize prioritized opportunities through our StageGate process and assist in defining the positioning of complementary technologies. By compiling and maintaining a diligence database of inorganic opportunities for emerging technology acquisition and licensing, you will assist in our annual strategy development process to shape, evolve, and fund the 10-year strategy for the services business. You will report into the head of strategy for the Services business.


Who you are:


Minimum requirements:


  • BS degree in Life or Physical Sciences with extensive experience
  • Masters and/or Ph.D. degree in Life or Physical Sciences with proven working experience
  • Significant business strategy, marketing, product management, and/or consulting experience in Life Sciences, Pharma, or Biotech industry
  • Travel (including international travel) up to 35%


Additional requirements:


  • Strong analytics skills including experience working with and manipulating large amounts of data in Excel.
  • Ability to think creatively, approach work with an entrepreneurial mindset, and take the initiative despite minimal day-to-day oversight; advocate for adopting innovative approaches and ideas.
  • Ability to work with and engage across management team and various functions within the organization; willing to constructively contribute to and debate key issues affecting the organization across multiple areas.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, energetic environment and in ambiguous/rapidly evolving situations.
  • Ability to see the current and future business within a broader context and quickly synthesize implications and opportunities for the business to both internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to internal and external audiences, including to the leadership team, to foster collaboration, drive alignment, and achieve results.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically about all business problems.
  • Knowledge of biopharmaceutical manufacturing (preferred); credibility in discussing current and future trends in the industry in front of customers and internal stakeholders.



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:  219687
Location:  Glasgow
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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