Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 26 March 2021
ABOUT THE ROLE
Sitting within the Eakin R&D Innovation Team the Senior Technology Scout will perform market and technology scouring to identify, assess, prioritise and report on opportunities for the Eakin Healthcare Group to sustainably diversify its activities beyond ostomy.
The Innovation Team has a range of responsibilities supporting the near-term development activities for Group companies, but increasingly exploring opportunities to grow the Eakin Healthcare Group through investment and acquisition. The role will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the Innovation Team, Eakin R&D and Eakin Healthcare Group companies.
The ideal candidate will have held a similar role, such as within a medical device company, an incubator, or a consultancy. Importantly, demonstrable experience of a range of activities is required, including, but not limited to, scoping opportunity areas, sourcing technology, setting assessment criteria, lead evaluation, forecasting impact and likelihood and business case development to summarise priority opportunities.
Technology Scouting Project Delivery
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Role to be based in Cambridge with travel between Group sites and other locations as project research and networking dictates.
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 facts 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.
Working style – Willing to work collaboratively with others in cross-functional teams, but equally comfortable working alone to achieve the project goals. Is confident in their approach and can manage ambiguity in the process.
Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease. Speak out and makes themselves heard, imparts confidence and influential in discussion to guide and lead to achieve goals.
Analytical – Enjoys analysing quantitative data but also considers qualitative results and seeks to identify and explore the key elements in information before making commitments. Confident use of facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail.
Technical aptitude – Has a good fundamental science background with the ability to quickly understand critical aspects of relevant medical and healthcare technologies and build on new information relevant to projects. Is curious and able to use knowledge to build and explore new possibilities.
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.