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Innovation Manager

Job Title: Innovation Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 86461
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Innovation Manager

Our client a leading company located in Galway require an experienced Innovation Manager for a permanent role.

Job Purpose
The R&D team is responsible for developing new photochromic ophthalmic lens products. In this team, you will be responsible for managing the innovation roadmap. This involves defining the pipeline of future products in a stage gate approach, define the R&D programs needed to prepare the technological bricks needed for these products, prepare the opening of the programs openings, support the program managers in defining the scope and commitments of their program, follow up and manage the program managers and consolidate the reporting of the portfolio of the programs

Key Responsibilities of the Role
  • Liaise with the company's roadmaps, the companies Marketing departments, and the expertise managers in order to define and manage the innovation pipeline in the stage gate referential
  • Manage a portfolio of R&D programs to evaluate the concepts, or to prepare the technological bricks needed to pass to the next gate
  • Define the scope of the programs to be opened with the R&D management
  • Prepare the program opening with a Letter of Intent to be submitted to the governance
  • Functional management of the program managers
  • Implementing the program process, with the support of the Project Management Office
  • Communicating on the innovation roadmap progress and the programs portfolio status on a monthly basis, in committees involving the company's senior management
  • Insure that the proper documents and reporting are placed in the PMO tools
  • Prepare the gates up to New Product projects opening

Key Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience R&D or innovation management
  • Strong analytical and synthetic spirit
  • Drive for results
  • Decision maker
  • Customer focus
  • Building strong work relationships
  • Managerial courage

  • Green or black belt in six sigma methodology

For further information on this Innovation manager role in Galway please contact Deirdre Finnerty on 091 730022 /

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