Ruderfer & Associates
Biopharmaceutical Search Consultants


Sr.  Manager, Innovation/Product Development

 Position:                    Sr.  Manager, Innovation/Product Development            Job #2078

Location:                    Chicago Metro, IL

Compensation:         Based Upon Experience


Job Summary:

The company seeks a Senior Manager, Innovation/ Product Development will be identifying opportunities for innovation and new products opportunities. Recommend and implement programs that address these opportunities. Manage the new product development mix (product, pricing, placement and promotion) for mechanical and chemical product opportunities. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Direction: led/contribute to the development of company's innovation roadmap, support brand and product strategies

  • Annual planning

  • Financials: help to deliver company's short & long term financial commitments; support & assist in managing global marketing budget

  • New Product Development: lead idea generation process to contribute "out of the box" ideas; develop design briefs to initiate product development on an idea; identify trends and insights that lead to product ideas that uniquely satisfy unmet needs, assessing business potential

  • Collaboration: strong ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including Marketing, Creative Services, R&D, & New Product Development across countries



  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA strongly preferred

  • 5-10 years of CPG marketing/innovation experience

  • Oral care/dental categories highly preferred

  • Medical device experience a plus

  • Knowledgeable in market research techniques related to new product development and ideation

  • Domestic and international as required