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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Associate Director, Strategic Innovation in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe Catheter Care Platform provides support to clinicians and patients who care for and maintain IV lines. Catheter Care is comprised of over seven unique businesses that all support the maintenance and care of vascular access and plays a critical role for hospitals and patients in preventing infection. The categories that are represented include pre-filled flush, disinfecting caps, skin prep, dressings and securement. The Catheter Care platform is one the largest growth drivers within Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) and has significant headroom for future growth. MDS is committed to driving innovation and is investing in opportunities that will drive the business forward.

This Associate Director role will be a leader in the development of the future innovation strategy and pipeline for the Catheter Care Platform.

Job Description

The Catheter Care Platform provides support to clinicians and patients who care for and maintain IV lines. Catheter Care is comprised of over seven unique businesses that all support the maintenance and care of vascular access and plays a critical role for hospitals and patients in preventing infection. The categories that are represented include pre-filled flush, disinfecting caps, skin prep, dressings and securement. The Catheter Care platform is one the largest growth drivers within Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) and has significant headroom for future growth. MDS is committed to driving innovation and is investing in opportunities that will drive the business forward.

This Associate Director role will be a leader in the development of the future innovation strategy and pipeline for the Catheter Care Platform.

This Associate Director role will be a leader in the development of the future innovation strategy and pipeline for the Catheter Care Platform. This role will be accountable for the following key strategic innovation objectives:

  • Challenging the status quo and identifying areas of unmet needs through fact-based market and customer insights.

  • Working internally across functions including Marketing, R&D, Medical and Regions and externally by going to conferences, studying trends, understanding guidelines and studies, working with KOL’s etc.. to identify customer driven insights and opportunities.

  • Defining, evaluating and prioritizing hunting grounds for future growth in line with MDS objectives.

  • Identifying and developing an innovation strategy with a prioritized pipeline of category leading innovation initiatives that provide differentiated breakthrough solutions supporting catheter care and vascular access management. Delivering concrete plans to accelerate revenue growth and WAMGR over the ASR and 5-year timeframe.

  • Working with finance, marketing and R&D to develop business cases for new product ideas/solutions.

  • Scouting opportunities for inorganic opportunities and/or partnerships that enable the innovation strategy. Evaluating companies from early company scans and pre-diligence to active due diligence. Engaging outside experts and establishing external alliances and partnerships ranging from early technology development, development partnership to commercial/supply agreements.

  • Collaborating with regions to ensure innovation ideas are customer driven and will be successful in market.

  • Establishing a culture of innovation through close collaboration with the Innovation Council, including deliberate steps to foster an innovation mindset and requisite capabilities across the platform and business group.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA strongly preferred.

  • 8+ years of experience in strategic innovation, strategic marketing, Product and/or Marketing Management with a consistent track-record of high performance and results

  • Business experience may include innovation development, marketing, sales, sales training and business development.

  • Global experience preferred but not required

  • Prior experience in management consulting or innovation function from other industry preferred but not required

Qualifications:

  • Experience in identifying market opportunities, market segmentation, completing competitive analysis, developing pricing strategies, and new product commercialization strategies

  • Proven strategic thinking capability including strong customer focus, needs identification and value proposition development. Proven analytical skills with the ability to translate data into actionable insights and business strategies and plans.

  • Innovative mindset in order to propose new and creative solutions for continuous improvement.

  • Experience with innovation processes and driving innovation projects/initiatives.

  • Experience with business development and inorganic opportunity identification and assessment.

  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating industry business trends, including innovative and transformative technologies.

  • Ability to use sound, independent reasoning and judgment to establish work priorities and identify ways to optimize project timelines and to mitigate project risks/delays.

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines in an environment of competing priorities. Proven ability to work in high-paced environment and routinely work on multiple tasks with multiple people while effectively prioritizing.

  • Ability to develop comprehensive business cases with detailed financial analysis.

  • Action oriented with demonstrated ability to drive results.

  • Exhibits effective communication and interpersonal skills and can work internationally with diverse cultures. Previous experience working with international team members a plus.

  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence that have resulted in positive relationship building (particularly cross-functional and global), with the ability to work in a matrixed organization and to influence without authority.

  • Outstanding written and verbal presentation skills.

  • High integrity and ethics and strong fit with BD values.

Job Specific Requirements

Up to 15% travel, domestic and international (contingent on travel policies)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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