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Manager, Strategic Innovation San Diego United States,  

Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

The Medication Management Solutions (MMS) business is a $2B global business, with leading share in Med Management Automation and IV Delivery technology throughout Acute Care Hospitals, Non-Acute Care, and Retail Pharmacies. Its primary focus is optimizing the medication use process and ensuring patient safety through a portfolio of medical devices, software, analytics, & integrated services.We are looking for an intellectually curious and self-driven strategic marketer to support the exploration of new areas of growth for the organization. This individual will support the Search for new opportunities, the Synthesis of opportunities into business cases, and Select opportunities to advance into development.This individual will drive cross-functional evaluation of growth opportunities to identify/validate the underlying unmet needs, evaluate market size and optimal segmentation, assess customer willingness-to-pay and adoption, and evaluate possible buy/build/partner scenarios.Job DescriptionPrimary Responsibilities Include:Opportunity SensingOpportunity Assessment and Concept DevelopmentStrategy DevelopmentEarly-Stage Portfolio ManagementPrimary responsibilitiesOpportunity SensingDevelop strategic frameworks and filters that identify spaces of interest for the business, leading to identification of Radical, Disruptive, and Architectural  opportunities.Define and size spaces of interest, leveraging available secondary & primary sources.Maintain a deep understanding of the global healthcare environment, trends, competitive landscape, & customer base.Identify resources, develop external relationships with Key Opinion Leaders, and attend conferences to validate and prioritize new transformative growth opportunities.Opportunity Assessment & Concept DevelopmentConduct market research efforts to uncover and assess customer needs for specific opportunities, including voice of customer research and market research studies.Identify and prioritize unmet needs, taking into consideration the competitive environment.Work with technical teams for concept creation, and determine the concept viability in the target segment and market.Support concept creation with external innovation partners.Initial market development and market shaping needs assessmentStrategy DevelopmentCreate business cases that consolidate unmet needs, market size and optimal segmentation, customer willing-to-pay and adoption, and potential hurdles into clear, concise recommendationsAssess available paths forward (buy/build/partner) for prioritized opportunities, and when required, support M&A due diligenceEarly-Stage Portfolio ManagementMaintain and update the portfolio of all early-stage opportunities in Strategic Innovation, providing periodic reports to the business on status, decisions, and next steps.Ensure required stage-gate deliverables are complete as opportunities advance, and that stage-gate meetings are scheduled, with pre-read materials provided in advance.Understanding of IP opportunity, licensing, FTO, and technology assessmentPrimary skills require for functional successStrong background in strategic marketing with proven experience in business case development, (identifying unmet needs, sizing opportunities, and developing concepts).Demonstrate agility and action orientation when dealing with ambiguity and the unknown.Bring new learnings and insights into the organization, and prototype those new concepts constantly.Passion for evangelizing new opportunities and concepts through actionable written/in-person deliverables.Build formal and informal communication channels amongst strategic innovation peers to share, collaborate, and create new opportunities for the organization.Confidence in interacting with all levels of functional leadership, transforming the way the company views the future of the product & its potential to impact medication use.QualificationsB.A. required, MBA preferred6+ years  experience in Healthcare, Medical Tech, or HIT Preferred.Strategy Consulting background, or Early-stage Innovation / incubator experience.Expert level proficiency in MS Office required.Outstanding communication skills.Strong interpersonal skills.Intellectually curious, self-starter.Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Diego Bldg A&BAdditional LocationsWork Shift


San Diego California

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