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Danaher Corporation Product Innovation Manager (m/f/d) Strategic Marketing in Köln, Germany

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of the Product Innovation Manager (PIM) is to identify, define, and quantify new business opportunities in order to drive product innovation and technical breakthroughs to our core markets. This business-focused position develops and/or redefines current businesses, products, and business models for Hach with a focus on customer needs.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Innovation and Influence

  • Drive innovative business opportunities through Hach’s product development process (DDS) in the capacity of a Product Owner/Manager from “product ideation” to “design frozen” phase of the projects

  • Customerfocused and willing to be a “customer-champion” within a cross-functional team

  • Effective communication with an ability to present ideas in a thoughtful way as well as showing the behaviors of active listening.

Product Development

  • Serve as the business lead on innovation projects to assure maximum return on investment considering risks, market size, investment and margin.

  • Responsible for the development of business cases, scoping products, assesses competition and market segmentations.

Builds People, Teams and Organizations

  • Lead the development teams to identify customer pain points, develop user needs and solve customer problems.

  • Rely on Voice of the Customer, internal knowledge and business analysis tools to prioritize critical customer needs to address in new products.

  • Positive, “we will win” attitude. Self-motivated and ambitious.

Process Improvement

  • See and create a future vision for addressing customer needs, developing strategic plans and executing on a tactical level.

  • Results-driven and action-focused – Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset and a sense of urgency.

  • Manage complexity – Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to simplify complex issues.

  • Approach work with a strong sense of ownership, commitment and urgency

    QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate is a hardworking professional who can champion innovation and deliver results.

  • BS or BA in Engineering or the Sciences required

  • MBA or equivalent highly desirable

  • 5-10 years of related Product Planning, Product Management or Project Management experience

  • Broad and deep understanding of Voice of Customer research methodologies and applications

  • Extensive expertise in product definition and product development

  • Demonstrated skills at leading a global cross-discipline team

  • Ability to present highly complex, technical, or difficult messages clearly and persuasively

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire new knowledge and skills as required

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize clearly and manage finite resources

  • Travel requirement of 25%

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