Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 26 March 2021
ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Director of Innovation, the Innovation Projects Manager will have responsibility for overseeing the delivery of innovation projects to ensure a pipeline of product development opportunities for sustainable growth of the Eakin Healthcare Group.
The Innovation Team has responsibility for identifying and validating potential opportunity areas, developing concepts and building business cases for review, ahead of projects entering the stage-gate product development process. The role will work closely and collaboratively with other member of the Innovation Team, Eakin R&D and Eakin Healthcare Group companies.
The successful candidate is likely to have worked in a project or programme management capacity with a focus on front-end innovation or innovation management; above all they must be able to demonstrate experience of developing, managing and delivering evidence-based projects, working with multi-disciplinary teams to translate primary and secondary research into tangible development opportunities with supporting evidence.
Project development, management and delivery
Planning and budgeting
Mentoring and support
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account. Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively
Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’. Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.
Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people. Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good. Willingness to both manage and contribute to the delivery of project activities. Knows ow to get the best out of a team in any given situation.
Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease. Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion.
Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions. Sees clearly which is the best way forward. Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.
Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.
Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments. Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail
Technical aptitude – has a good fundamental life science background with the ability to quickly understand and build on new information relevant to projects, is curious and able to use knowledge to build and explore new possibilities.