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Manager – Strategy, Search & Evaluation (SSE)

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 12/12/2017 3:48:44 AM
  • 3011780
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): United Kingdom; Amersham

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There is no other life sciences company quite like GE Healthcare Life Sciences. A $5 billion business with more than 11,000 individuals in over 100 countries, we are at work enabling a new era in medicine. For more than 60 years, GE Healthcare Life Sciences has globally supported the development and use of new therapies, helping accelerate the journey from biological understanding to clinical therapy. GE Healthcare Life Sciences works with cutting edge technology enabling and advancing the discovery, diagnosis and medical treatments of the present and the future. We are accelerating biology to cell therapy in ways no other company can.

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Role Summary:
The Manager will be part of a global Strategy, Search & Evaluation (SSE) Team which supports the Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) organisation within GE Healthcare Life Sciences. The individual will be part of a multi-site, multi-disciplinary innovation team that will work to enhance top line revenue growth and profitability through proactive opportunity sourcing.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Manager will perform global market segment analysis, gap analysis relative to the business unit portfolio, and define strategic and tactical steps to best position the company for accelerated growth.

The individual will also formulate and execute external opportunity sourcing and assessment strategies within the given geographic region, leading all phases of the transaction process including analysis of inorganic strategy and markets, target identification and screening, structuring, valuation, due diligence, negotiation and closing.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The individual will work with colleagues within the Strategy, Search & Evaluation (SSE) team reporting to the Global Head SSE, and will work closely with all the R&D functions within GE Life Sciences, the GE Global Research Centre, GE Ventures and GE Business Development teams to create a common vision and roadmap for the company in areas of strategic growth for GE Life Sciences.

  • The primary focus will be on strategy development, “sensing” future scientific / technological breakthroughs, developing a partner ecosystem for the business, securing the right external alliances with industry and academic partners and developing the appropriate business models for GE to become a leader in the innovation ecosystem for GE Life Sciences.

  • The SSE team will be a centralised hub for identifying, assessing and incubating breakthrough technologies for all business units within GE Life Sciences. The team provides direct value to GE Life Sciences through accessing new assets and platform technologies, with the objective to be a force multiplier for the organisation.

  • Perform in-depth market research and competitive analysis to enable a long-term vision and roadmap for the company.
  • Develop strategic insights that enable GE to capture new growth opportunities.
  • Drive thought-leadership and provide program recommendations, presenting ideas and project opportunities to senior management, serving as a recognised expert and resource leader.
  • Serve as a point of contact and spokesperson within the scientific field and given geographic region.
  • Work with leadership to manage communication and alignment with key internal stakeholders to support effective decision making and transaction approval processes.
  • Assess potential licensing, acquisition, collaborations, co-development agreements, and strategic alliances in relevant opportunity space and specific geography.
  • Develop financial model, and create effective presentations on business opportunities for senior management review and approval.
  • Provide thorough and timely assessments and updates to appropriate management levels to ensure efficient communication and seamless cross functional collaboration.
  • Make presentations on behalf of GE at industry networking events, scientific conferences and other venues.
  • Responsible for the quality of the formal due diligence output, integrating internal and external subject matter experts for senior management review and approval.
  • Assist in the coordination and prioritisation of the portfolio of search & evaluation projects. Helps to ensure the success of the overall portfolio.

This role has been posted at SPB level due to the need to allocate a band for the job posting. These position will be SPB or LPB level, dependent on skills and experience of the applicant

  • High academic achievements, preferable in a scientific, clinical or technical background (PhD, MD or MPH Degree), with evidence of consistently translating academic knowledge to commercial reality.
  • Substantial experience in commercialisation of technology or start-up portfolio management.
  • Experience in business development, alliance management and business partnerships.
  • Ability to synthesize multiple data points to create strategic viewpoints. Experience performing market analysis and competitive landscaping.
  • Regular travel required as part of this role, both regionally and internationally.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and creative problem-solver.
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Experience in building relationships and influencing stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, industries, cultures and professions.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills, both written and oral.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Desired Characteristics:
  • Thorough understanding of one or more of the existing business units at GE Life Sciences, such as BioProcess, Core Imaging, Cell Therapy and Genomic & Cellular Research.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Skype-for-Business and familiarity with mobile communication technologies, such as remote data access, cloud-based data sharing, mobile video/audio conferencing.

Locations: United Kingdom; Amersham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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