Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 05 June 2019
ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Director of Innovation, the Principal Innovation Manager will have responsibility for delivering 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 potential opportunities, developing concepts and building business cases for review, ahead of full product development. The role will work closely and collaboratively with other member of the Innovation Team, R&D and Eakin Group companies.
The successful candidate is likely to have worked in a consultancy or company in a front-end innovation or innovation management role; above all they must be able to demonstrate experience of designing, developing, managing and delivering evidence-based projects, preferably of working with multi-disciplinary teams, translating research into tangible development opportunities with supporting evidence.
Project development, management and delivery
Planning and budgeting
Mentoring and support
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions. Sees clearly which is the best way forward. Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.
Commercial Orientation – Ensures appropriate data is used to evaluate risks. Looks at the wider implications and is likely to try to assess the long-term impact. Influences others and intervenes to get appropriate results
Strategic Awareness – Maintains a strong awareness of long-term goals and plans, keeping the future eventualities and possibilities in mind. Thinks in a global way and sees the bigger picture. Is likely to make impact on future direction and outcomes
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.
Networking – Feels relaxed about relating to people and soon forges and builds relationships. Works well in an environment of mutual support and information sharing. Is not afraid to direct people or ask for their help.
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.
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
Information Gathering – Enjoys dealing with and refers to factual data. Likes to be well informed and drills down into details. Prefers to access wide range of information and opinion before making decisions and when solving problems.
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.
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.
A ‘can do’ attitude, be able to work on their own initiative, and work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple workstreams.
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.