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Manufacturing / Production

 
60%
OPEN INNOVATION LEADER
Manufacturing, Harare, Zimbabwe
Ref
17011
Aug
22
This role is for an independent thinker who although has foundational expertise in product development and testing, can understand and analyse market trends and opportunities The Open Innovation Leader will drive external origination for the business, with emphasis on the New Category Development (NCD) area. This key product development leader will be responsible for translating both product and technology leads into early stage innovation projects utilizing a consumer research and design approach in partnership with product development teams. The Open Innovation Leader will also drive product/technology scoping, technical IP evaluation, and third party investigation of academic and industrial sectors that are relevant to the company. Initial CVs sent ot client
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Reporting Structure 
Reporting ToCEO
Supervision OfMultiple teams / Functions
Interacts WithRelevant departments
  
Job Description
  1. Lead technical IP strategy/landscaping for NCD projects & business interests, in close collaboration with Legal& Sales & Marketing
  2. Work with category teams (focus on New Category Development) &R&D Applications Team to build commercialization opportunities from open innovation leads
  3. Actively connect internal partners across R&D, Supply Chain & Sales & Marketing to find optimal solutions for NCD opportunities
  4. Lead Knowledge Management & Competitive Intelligence for innovation activities within NCD, leveraging R&D team & capabilities
  5. Creating and deploying a holistic approach to open innovation that leverages best practices into an integrated market-based-management (MBM) open innovation capability.
  
Candidate Specification 
Experience10 years
Education LevelDegree
QualificationsDegree in Engineering or Science is required
SoftwareMS Office
EquipmentPC
  
Knowledge OfFood Manufacturing entity a MUST/intellectual property and patent strategies
Skills ToTechnical agility and innovative thinking
Ability Tocommercializing the external or partnered technology
PersonalityInnovative / forward thinking / World standard appreciation
Other
  
Organisation 
IndustryManufacturing
CultureImproving
Gender ProfileMixed
Age ProfileBetween 30 and 50 years of age
  
Terms And Conditions 
EmploymentPermanent
LocationHarare, Zimbabwe
RemunerationNegotiable
 

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