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Director of Open Innovation

Company: Danaher Corporation
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

As a global leader in mass spectrometry, SCIEX delivers solutions for precision detection and quantification of molecules to help protect and advance the wellness and safety of all. Because of our 50 years of groundbreaking innovation, our customers can quickly respond to environmental hazards, better understand biomarkers relevant to disease, improve patient care in the clinic, bring relevant drugs to market faster, and keep food healthier and safer. At SCIEX, youll find a rewarding role that amplifies your impact on the world and helps you realize lifes potential. SCIEX is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, were pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.Position Summary:SCIEX is seeking a highly motivated leader to join our Open Innovation team who has extensive experience and a strong track record of negotiating and executing business opportunities within the life science technologies space.The OI Director will play a key role in collaborating across the organization to curate, prioritize, and drive Open Innovation opportunities through every stage of maturity within SCIEX CTO, R&D and Business Units using established Open Innovation processesThe preferred candidate should possess strong business competencies, technical/scientific curiosity and knowledge of medical devices and market needs along with a passion to contribute in a hands-on role with a dynamic range of engagements.Responsibilities:Responsible for collaborating across the organization to drive the practice and process of Open Innovation ensuring stakeholders are aligned, and all the portfolio needs and OI best practices are understood.Accountable for evaluating, structuring, negotiating and executing external Open Innovation business opportunities to translate good scientific ideas into sustainable, profitable business models while working across all discipline areas that are of strategic interest to SCIEXLeads OI engagement of partnerships, research collaborations, in-/out-licenses, IP options of technology and products to a successful handoff to the BU, R&D, Finance and Legal teams and provides guidance/oversight throughout the NPD process.Develops identification, evaluation, cultivation and management of Open Innovation partners in alignment with SCIEX overall Business Strategy, Tech Roadmaps and Key Initiatives During OI partner cultivation phases, provides significant contributions including strategic fit, due diligence, structuring of business frameworks, term sheet development and contractual agreements.Manages cross-functional due diligence efforts and applies understanding of technical, legal, financial and market dynamics which have bearing on final agreements.Drives and identifies synergies across SCIEX and across the Life Science Platform and prioritizes engagement of external technology and OI opportunities suited for, and mapped to, gaps in SCIEX knowledge, capabilities and/or technology with a timeline horizon of 1-to-5 years from market leverage.Contributes to Monthly OI Board Reviews and Quarterly Strategic Innovation Reviews including OI funnel overview, health, OI engagement status and OI KPI commentariesDrives continuous improvements to the SCIEX Open Innovation practice and processContributes to the evaluation of inorganic opportunities (venture investments, technology acquisition) in coordination with Business Development including opportunity assessment, evaluation, technical assessment and due diligenceMonitors the scientific and related industry trends for SCIEX's strategic intents, and works with the rest of the organization to identify new opportunities and enhance business venturesEnsures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirementsEducation and/or Work Experience Requirements: Certain personal attributes and requisite prior experiences will be necessary components of the successful candidate's background for the role:Significant experience in the instrumentation, medical device, software, healthcare or life science research industry and understanding of the market dynamics and competitive landscape. Proven track record of strategic thinking, solid business acumen, problem solving and execution for resultsStrong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including a metrics-driven approach to decision makingAbility to analyze complicated issues and synthesize to the salient points, develop resulting action plans and execute to conclusionDemonstrated ability to communicate with and successfully influence senior level management, executives, key clients, and stakeholders at all levelsDetail-oriented, creative and intellectually curious with a strong work ethic; able to accelerate delivery of solutions in a fast-growing environmentAcquisition experience in the analytical instrumentation and associated software industry is a plusThe successful candidate will possess as a minimum an analytical sciences undergraduate degree with an MBA or equivalent business experience When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (tools and the stability of a tested organization. Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why well empower you to push the boundaries of whats possible. If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out. LI-LW1Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The EEO is the Law poster is available here (.

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