This position is part of the Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) Business Unit with 3.8B in annual revenue. MDS is comprised of the world leading products needed to safely prepare and administer medication, such as: intravenous catheters, IV sets, connectors, flush syringes, Chloraprep infection prevention products, hazardous drug safety containment items, and hypodermic syringes. MDS is focused on reducing complications, improving patient safety/outcomes, and lowering total cost of care around the world.
The Associate Director of Strategic Innovation – Digital Solutions will work within the New Ventures Group to support the team’s charter to develop future innovative product concepts, services and/or value offerings for MDS, beyond core global platforms. With a focus on digital opportunities, this role will involves researching and assessing market and clinical trends to identify unmet customer needs that can be addressed through digital platform solutions that leverage the MDS product portfolio, leading to growth opportunities. The Associate Director will lead work to identify and develop detailed commercial requirements for digital concepts from a commercial, technical and clinical perspective with the goal of advancing opportunities through the innovation process until they enter the Global Product Development System (GPDS).
The role will report to the Vice President, Strategic Innovation MDS, and will be located in Franklin Lakes, NJ, or San Diego, CA.
The Associate Director will collaborate with cross-functional team members (R&D, Medical Affairs, Quality, etc.), regional sales teams, customers and key opinion leaders. This role will partner with these experts to gather their feedback to identify, assess and build support for innovation business cases that expand the MDS portfolio and deliver new solutions to customers worldwide. New opportunities may result from external business development or internal research and development.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of leading the assessment of innovation opportunities in white spaces, determining best path forward, and driving both organic and inorganic innovation, within the healthcare industry. Strong strategic thinking, analytical capability, product development and digital experience is required.
The candidate will have a reputation and record of effective collaboration with peers, subordinates and superiors as well as outside advisors and customers. S/he should have a demonstrable history of actively partnering with the R&D and the clinical community to capture and develop new product ideas, as well as to help understand and communicate key technological advancements. The candidate will also need to identify external partnerships or acquisitions which can support/enable the identified areas of opportunity and advance the innovation pipeline (including for core platforms where relevant).
Required Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE