Mgr Innovation & New Business Opportunities at BSH Home Appliances Corporation

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Irvine, California

Job Description:

BSH Home Appliances Corporation – Top Employer US 2021

Tomorrow is our home.

Find out how easily you can achieve at BSH Home Appliances Corporation: As a leading manufacturer of home appliances and solutions, we encourage commitment and open-mindedness among our employees. With our global brands Bosch and Gaggenau as well as our local brand Thermador, our focus truly is on innovation.  And that doesn’t just apply to our products and services, but also drives the way in which we cooperate, exchange ideas and organize our teams. Everyone is invited to make their individual contribution to our overall success. Join us now and give your career a home.

Manager, Innovations & New Business Opportunities

Irvine, CA/ Full-time

Your responsibilities

Manage innovation research, scout new business partners and business opportunities (NBO). Project management for innovation launch efforts as an independent contributor for the Region North America (RNA).                                                                                                                     

• Lead consumer and new business trend intelligence that report technology & innovation conferences, startups, smart home and new business models.

• Conduct innovation research for North America relating to home appliances and home automation.

• Develop activities and coordinate events such as, innovation forums, workshops, trade shows and more.

• Evaluate new business opportunities and scout strategic partners deriving from market trends and innovative technology.

• Be the primary consultant and liaison for Digital Business Unit (DBU), Corporate Technical Innovation (CTI), Robert Bosch North America (RBNA), Regional Startups and RNA strategic topics.

• Run pilot projects with start-up partners

• Develop products, services and business models through innovation funnels.

• Create final documentation to introduce market developments.

• Coach RNA members in agile development and innovation practices (new business sprinters)

• Be the primary internal and external contact for BSH-RNA to fulfill all mentioned tasks.

• Consult and participate in Regional Innovation Strategy (representing NBO and cross-category interests) alongside with product category Innovation Managers.

• May handle and resolve more complex requests and issues.

• Performs all other duties as assigned.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technology or Business Science Required

  • Master’s Degree/MBA Preferred

  • 7-10 years in R&D, Innovation, Technology development and top management consulting

  • 5-7 years of Project Management, Strategy, Consulting, Sales, Marketing and/or Finance

  • Skilled in project management and launch management as well as proficiency in financial modeling

  • Broad knowledge of and direct experience with business processes

  • Ability to recognize current and future key trends, derived business opportunities and implications for BSH. A BSH “Ambassador”

  • Areas of expertise in new business models and advanced technologies, e.g. Internet of Things; robotics, 3D printing

  • Able to direct and coordinate multicultural interdisciplinary cross-functional teams

  • Experience in agile development and innovation processes

  • Personable – must be able to effectively manage a large internal and external network

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Experience in preparing and presenting board level presentations

  • Experience working in innovative and high competitive fast moving environment

  • Travel Percentage: 50%

Your benefits

  • A comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, educational assistance and a 401(k) plan.

Further information

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