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Associate Director, Innovation Hub China

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INNOVATION HUB CHINA

 

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the inception and training programs of China Innovation Hub and the hub operations in Shanghai. Work closely with colleagues of other innovation units locally and globally.
  • Drive and manage the inception activities to ensure successful early incubation for the pipeline.
  • Develop and manage the innovation related online and offline training programs and activities.
  • Manage the daily operations of the Shanghai hub, including the Maker Space activities.
  • Work closely with peers in the sectors, the Innovation Centers in Guangzhou, Darmstadt and Silicon Valley, M Ventures and New Business Builders to further shape the company’s global external innovation model and enable the business growth and transformation in China.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the company’s competitive landscape in Material Science, Life Science, and Biopharmaceuticals.

 

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES

  • PhD degree in medical, biology or material science, MBA preferred
  • Fluent Mandarin and English for verbal and written communications.

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 8 years of (BD, R&D or innovation management) experience in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and/or semiconductor.
  • Broad knowledge of the fields of healthcare, life sciences and/or materials science is required.
  • Operational experience related to innovation center, R&D lab, incubator or co-working space
  • Experience in project management, incubation and portfolio creation

     

PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong social and networking skills
  • Creative thinker with strong ability to “live in the world of possibility”.
  • Strong team player with a “can do” mentality
  • Strong data and information analysis skills
  • Self-motivated and pro-active
  • Position requires both domestic and international travel up to 20% of time

 

LOCATION:

Shanghai, China

Job Requisition ID:  187507
Location:  Shanghai - all
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model:  full-time


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