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Job ID:  54085
Date:  May 14, 2022
Job function:  Marketing & Sales
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Senior Manager Global Innovation - Flexible Work Location

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 


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We are #hiring at i-Health for:

Senior Manager Global Innovation

Location: Cromwell, CT, Kaiseraugst, Switzerland or Shanghai, China


You are invited:  Bring your passion.  Build the future.

Is the idea of working on growing brands something that appeals to you?  We seek a well-rounded innovation manager to lead the innovation process for the global Microbiome platform to support the growth of the i-Health business. It’s a big job – are you ready for something new and exciting?


You will create new business opportunities by working with the global regions to identify unmet needs of consumers and uncover global insights; develop strategic platforms of growth and 5-year innovation masterplan for the business; identify and recommend new products; work with R&D to deliver the innovation pipeline and use advanced analytics to guide product development strategies.


Come help us create value for the end customers and showcase the scientifically backed brands of i-Health, a subsidiary of DSM.  You’ll report directly to the Senior Director Marketing.


You’ll be responsible to:

  • Develop innovation strategy born out of insights and trends to create a 5 year global innovation roadmap
  • Interface with R&D, insights and regional marketing teams to drive innovation forward
  • Commercialize product innovation for the following year
  • Develop insight rich presentations to influence and excite regions and retailers regarding our pipeline


Get the reward to match your passion

Working for i-Health, a division of DSM, means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance. 


At DSM, we Do Something Meaningful.


What we look for in you:

We want a team player who is looking for a challenge, eager to step up, take responsibility and work closely with the regions in shaping the global innovation strategy. You will act as a “think tank” for the company and drive innovation strategies based on research and data analytics to help grow a fast-paced health and wellness consumer business.


You have global work experience in Asia and you’re proficient in Mandarin.  You can work independently to synthesize market and consumer trends into viable new business opportunities and utilize market research techniques to understand consumer insights/needs and validate product concepts


If you can work collaboratively with diverse functions and team members, you are welcome here. If you’re passionate about health and wellness and getting the best out of people without hierarchy, we need you here – we want you here. 

Would it motivate you to be part of an organization that focuses on health and wellness with stunning science and making bold progress?  This is YOUR opportunity!


This position can be located in a flexible work location and is eligible for the Hybrid Working model, spending 2 days/week in the office and the balance of the work week in a home-based office.


What we like to see in your experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales/marketing experience required
  • Budgeting, forecasting and analytical modeling
  • Product launch experience
  • Prior innovation experience
  • Recent experience working in/with China markets required
  • Broad view on industry, in-depth knowledge of marketing, products, ingredients, manufacturing process, packaging and competitive landscape, forward thinking, able to roll up your sleeves and drive projects forward
  • Language proficiency (written and oral) in Mandarin a strong plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred


How to apply and what to expect in our recruitment process

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your Resume and Cover letter in English via the career portal (


Pre-employment screenings are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is requiredIn the Recruitment process, we will use the Occupational Personality Questionnaire to provide insight on your learning adaptability, preferred operating style and motivation for this position.


About i-Health, a division of DSM – Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

i-Health, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products – is a global consumer health and wellness company with main offices located in Cromwell, CT. We develop, market and distribute branded products that support health and wellness. We are found in most major mass, club, drug, grocery and specialty stores in the United States; and are currently expanding internationally. Our dedication to quality is a commitment solidly backed by quality ingredients, stringent quality control measures and continuous improvement through research and innovation. We believe in best-in-class formulations and rely on strong science to support our brands.


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DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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