Open Innovation Manager - Remote – Open Salary

Lavandi Talent is currently working with a fantastic business within the Beauty and Personal Care Industry who are currently looking for a skilled and experienced Open Innovation Manager to join their team!

The role is remote based but requires to travel to South East England 4 days a month.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate relationships with external partners in the EU, identifying and integrating innovative solutions aligned with global objectives.
  • Collaborate with R&D and cross-functional teams to drive turn-key solutions for product and process innovation.
  • Own and manage the portfolio, ensuring alignment with broader R&D and strategic goals.
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to streamline the innovation process.
  • Actively manage high-impact partnerships in line with Global R&D Strategy.
  • Implement the Open Innovation program in the EU with consistent best practices.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working in Open Innovation & with a Strong European innovation network.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry/Life Sciences
  • Extensive R&D management experience in the FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care sector.
  • Ability to navigate and collaborate with external partners, ensuring alignment with goals.
  • Strong analytical skills, and proficiency in IP management.
  • Exceptional communication skills, proficiency in multiple European languages a plus.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

This is an amazing and very exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team. If you are interested, please send your CV over to Megan to hear more about this amazing opportunity.

Contact Details:

Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high numbers of applications we will not be able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received feedback within 14 days, your application may have been unsuccessful

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