Sr. Innovation Mgr, Emerging Science and Technology, VMS

    • Parsippany, NJ

Sr. Innovation Mgr, Emerging Science and Technology, VMS

RB is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company. We work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands.

A fantastic opportunity is available for an enthusiastic and experienced Sr. Innovation Mgr, Emerging Science and Technology, VMS to join our R&D team in Parsippany, NJ.

Role Purpose:

To lead the R&D disruptive innovation strategy for RB's VMS pipeline in line with the NA VMS Business Unit objectives for business and category growth

To lead identification, assessment, and implementation of disruptive and outside-in innovation opportunities for the 3YP and beyond, and for opportunistic/strategic investment as needed

Identify partnership opportunities and manage a vast network of strategic partners to deliver innovation on formats, ingredients, and technology platforms


  • Develop strategic innovation platforms that deliver on the cross-section of business requirements, consumer wellness needs, and scientific capabilities
  • Lead entry into new emerging nutritional science/technology areas (e.g. personalization, microbiome, diagnostics, novel active ingredients, benefit areas, dosage forms)
  • Identify and drive external technologies/science to introduce new high value projects into the VMS category
  • Manage external world-class collaborations with academia, active ingredient and technology companies to drive innovation for the VMS category
  • Work closely with marketing, product development, medical and supply to ensure implementation and sharing of best practices in innovation
  • Identify, assess, and drive forward major and breakthrough innovation opportunities and technology platforms to deliver a consistent and balanced flow of science driven innovation into the VMS pipeline
  • Act as key external contact point for major partnerships/innovation opportunities
  • Manage the disruptive innovation team for the VMS category

  • Minimum 8+ years of experience in the consumer health, pharmaceutical or food industry
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of the broader trends in the healthcare/nutrition landscape
  • Proven track record of driving complex science and technology into pipeline projects
  • High-level strategic/creative thinking combined with the ability to translate recommendations into compelling, actionable solutions
  • Experience of partnering cross-functionally with Regulatory, Product Development, Medical, and Supply on the requirements for product design
  • Experience leading open innovation initiatives to develop strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Understanding of different sourcing strategies and outside innovation methodologies
  • Experience in developing and maintaining external networks to support current and future innovation pipeline
  • Experience driving, communicating and implementing innovation strategy
  • Experience of working in a complex matrix organization
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to lead change, and influence senior R&D and commercial stakeholders
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including presentations, meeting facilitation, and small group innovation sessions

Why RB?

  • Fast paced. Tired of having to jump though endless hoops to get things done? Not here. We move fast and deliver.
  • Growth. Frustrated by the lack of growth opportunities in your current company? Not hereĀ” RB takes pride in the development and continued growth of our employees through steady rotations and promotions.
  • Autonomy. RM empowers you to OWN what you do.
  • Iconic Global Brands. Take a look. You'll be surprised at how many you already have in your home.
  • Feel good about the Company you work for! RB is committed to making the world a better place through better rb usiness.
  • Passport Stamps. Does working internationally interest you? Perform well and Global doors can open for you at RB.
  • Work with smart people. We have a talented workforce that believes in sharing ideas to help each other, and the company succeed.
  • Vacation. We offer 4 weeks' vacation, 9 core Holidays and 4 floating days.
  • 16 weeks paid Maternity leave.
  • Competitive base salaries and bonuses.
  • Tuition reimbursement.

In return, RB will offer you a very competitive salary with excellent benefits, a fast-paced working environment with incredible opportunities to develop yourself, and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organization.

Apply Now for a chance to really change the game!

RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


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