Competitive Salary
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Grace Tham
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+65 6692 0744
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Leads the identification and evaluation of viable new technology solutions (e.g., products, ingredients and devices) by: 
  • Partnering with peers in Product Development and Marketing to identify external business and technology needs
  • Leading the execution of scouting strategies/briefs against core business needs
  • Building long-term relationships with external companies/suppliers/universities/federal laboratories that are likely to develop technology solutions in our company’s areas of interest
  • Establishing in-depth knowledge of the capabilities and culture of an identified set of key suppliers.  Align key supplier capabilities with the needs of Product Development, Technical Regulatory, and Quality Assurance groups
  • Facilitating multi-level relationship development between our company and key suppliers to set common objectives, identify success criteria and milestones that ensure success for both our company and the supplier
  • Promoting and selling external ideas/technologies to a wide-range of internal stakeholders
  • Serving as the key technology expert partnering in collaborative outside research and feasibility evaluations
  • Transferring new technologies to Product Development with the objective of commercializing new technologies quickly
  • Conducting and/or leading the assessment of novel technologies/solutions
  • Bringing “non-ready” technologies to appropriate level of technology readiness
  • Documenting findings from scouting activities and effectively sharing with peers and facilitating future re-use (knowledge management)
  • Providing mentoring, coaching and support on technical programs and projects; may include directing the day-to-day work of technicians, lower level scientists/engineers, interns and/or contractors



**Progression to this level and beyond is limited by business need**

  • Recognized technical expert; provides extensive technical advice and assistance on significant technical matters for area of specialty
  • Requires expert mastery of principles and practices of area of specialty
  • Assumes role of program/process owner setting the strategy & protocol for program(s)/process(es)
  • Leads most complex projects & programs in area of specialty
  • Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives with a review of work for long-term results

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Related Experience:

Mastery of the following core skill set or experience with:
  • Entrepreneurial skills with experience selling external ideas to a wide range of internal stakeholders
  • Open innovation skills in consumer packaged goods industry, either as a practitioner at a company introducing open innovation or as a consultant helping multiple companies adopt open innovation
  • Establishing new relationships and technology networks across a proven, broad base of external resources
  • Business Development and/or technology valuation
  • Marketing, financial and business aspects of technology development
  • Intellectual property issues and IP protection
  • Creating excitement that leads to funding from business leaders, navigating approval and gaining buy-in to new initiatives
  • Use of related analytical or scientific software, databases and applications to include use of typical office suite software packages
  • Product development processes, principles and practices in the Nutrition, Beauty or Pharmaceutical industry including the critical design and development phases of a project from discovery through delivery
  • Approaches, tools and techniques that promote the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns and relationships to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods and interpretations in a variety of business situations
  • Evaluating propositions or hypotheses and making judgments on the basis of well-supported evidence
  • Identifying and anticipating problems, reviewing related information, developing and evaluating options, making decisions and implementing solutions
  • Effectively communicating and presenting complex technical data (both verbally and written) to influence all levels and global audiences
  • Applying scientific research principles and practices, experimental design and execution, and creating or locating, interpreting and evaluating research findings
  • Lab tools, techniques and safety principles
  • Interacting with/leading cross-functional teams to achieve defined objectives through consulting and positive interaction with culturally diverse team members, external partners and clients
  • Planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling projects; ensuring efficient utilization of technical resources and appropriate mitigation of risk to achieve project objectives
  • Processing, documenting and providing timely information with a high level of accuracy in a usable format
  • Continuously seeking and sharing new developments, advancements and knowledge in relevant fields
  • Successful approaches, tools, and techniques for dealing with changes and adapting to a changing environment; adapting as needed to meet the requirements of the business

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Related Experience:

Sitting for prolonged periods of time, frequently standing, walking distances up to one mile, bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, occasionally lifting 25 lbs, extensive typing, picking up and holding small objects and otherwise using primarily the fingers rather than the entire hand.  Employee is required to have visual acuity sufficient to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing notes; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading.  Employee is required to have hearing sufficient to understand verbal instruction and answer telephones.  My client will provide qualified employees with a reasonable accommodation in accordance with applicable law. 

Additional Physical Requirements:

Traveling domestically and internationally to meet business deliverables (20 - 30%) 

***Kindly note that only local candidates currently based in Singapore would be considered.

Reg No. R1442448
BeathChapman Pte Ltd
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