Senior Manager, Senior Manager, New Growth Initiatives and Capability Building:
Bayer AG

Bayer AG
Whippany New
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. 


Senior Manager, Senior Manager, New Growth Initiatives and Capability Building 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Manager, Capability Building, are to:


White Space Activities

  • Lead and drive “white space” opportunities including adjacencies, new markets and new brands to meet the emerging needs of consumers and customers;
  • For new opportunities, will assess feasibility by partnering with cross-functional partners and business units, in order to gain buy in to business cases and to keep overall stakeholders apprised of key milestones.


Capability development

  • Develop and lead a capability-building short- and long-term plan to address the individual needs of each business unit in terms of training, tools, and internal/external resourcing to deliver innovation excellence (sustainable, customer-focused growth opportunities);
  • Build and maintain an innovation toolkit which provides ready-to-use tools for innovation teams within business units; Institutionalizes methodologies and tools within business unit innovation teams;
  • Develop and manage start-up accelerator for U.S. Consumer Health to enable more partnerships to drive revenue across business units; and consider leveraging an incubator to support new projects in early stages to greenhouse their growth;
  • Partner with Business Units to understand gaps and struggles in pursuing breakthrough and adjacent innovation, and develop processes, frameworks and methodologies to help enable this innovation to happen within the organization. This will ultimately help to drive bigger, better, and more breakthrough innovation;
  • Help build partnerships with Bayer’s Corporate Innovation team, agencies, universities and other organizations around innovation. Stay on cutting edge of all relevant industry and academic thinking, research and best practices on innovation.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years' innovation experience is required
  • OTC (Over The Counter) experience and/or relevant experience from consumer packaged goods, innovation agencies, life sciences, healthcare or other related industry experience;
  • Demonstrated track record in influencing without authority;
  • Strong strategic thinking (“big picture” vision) with proven analytical capabilities. Needs to have well-rounded business experience with strong general management and project management skills;
  • Candidate will have firm understanding and experience with scoping/starting and aligning new in initiatives, understanding/mining and applying consumer insights, consumer co-creation and design thinking concepts, concept writing, innovation theories, tools and techniques, as well as the ability to translate these practices into meaningful innovation results through the implementation stage;
  • Ability to create an environment which encourages innovation, creativity, experimentation and risk-taking; Influence and build confidence and trust in others; Demonstrate consistency between promises and actions;
  • Superior understanding of the U.S. commercial business environment;
  • Excellent communication and “storytelling” skills, both oral and written, with the ability to speak clearly and concisely in front of large groups and one-on-one.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • MBA;
  • Experience with start-ups.

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.


Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.   
Location:United States : New Jersey : Whippany    
Division:Consumer Health   
Reference Code:14179   
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