Función del empleo: Research & Innovation

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: United States

Director, Business Development

L'Oreal Research & Innovation

Clark, New Jersey

Key Mission:

  • Functional leader in the L’Oreal Americas, Research and Innovation (R&I) Business Development (BD) organization that will identify, evaluate, and negotiate transactions (deal structure, terms sheets, agreements, etc.) for business development opportunities.
  • Lead and contribute to the evaluation of new business opportunities in partnership with other functional areas, including Invention, Discovery, and Application Domains, Intellectual Property, Legal and Development.
  • prepare necessary management presentations for approval of potential deals through various governance bodies.
  • Provide supports to determine target value through consideration of external market conditions as well as internal key performance indicator (KPI) and ROI objectives.
  • Negotiate internally/externally, agree upon courses of action, bargain for individual/collective advantage, or craft outcomes to satisfy various interests. Be seen as the key interface between L'Oréal and the open  innovation (OI) teams during contracting.

Job Guideline:

1. Transactions:

  • Prepares in advance to facilitate a negotiation based on both parties needs and mutually specified objectives. Collaborates effectively to ensure key timelines, deliverables, non-negotiable items, and walk-away positions are in place proactively.
  • Consciously studies actions and counterparts during negotiations, applying techniques to elicit underlying information, agendas, and motivations prior to and during negotiations.
  • Negotiates within realm of authority and resolves conflicts with minimal disruption.
  • Ensures counter party has proper authority to commit to negotiated terms and BD documentation and processes comply with applicable regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures.
  • Describes negotiation techniques and practices.
  • Acts in a diplomatic manner to garner others’ trust to advance dialogue.
  • Recognizes critical pressure points for both parties.
2. Scouting:

  • Collaborate with L’Oréal’s scientific leaders to scout and identify open (external) innovation opportunities.
  • Analyze and conduct (scientific/technical) due diligence of potential open (external) innovation targets to precisely ensure the details of what is being pursued and ensure cross functional feedback and alignment.

Qualification Required:

  • 5-10 years of relevant experience managing Business Development projects and transactions within a Research & Development/Innovation setting.
  • Background in Science and Legal required; experience in Finance and other experiences (strategy, project management, etc.) preferred.
  • Proven track record of managing high level external negotiations with maximum efficacy and impact for the business.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and negotiation skills, relevant to the field of Business Development in an Innovation setting, coupled with related strategic awareness of products, consumers, customers, and channels.
  • Experience working with international clients and Business Development opportunities highly preferred.
  • Team Player - works well both independently and with teams.
  • Self-Starter and dependable.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and presentation skills.
  • PhD in relevant (scientific) field preferred.

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