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Director, R&D Portfolio & Innovation

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Job Title: Director, R&D Portfolio & Innovation
Location: Davis, CA, CA, West United States, USA
Company: HM.Clause
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 10
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Manages the HMC Research and Development portfolio including Crops, Operation and Research sub-portfolios. Champions innovation by creating a culture of innovation. Interface with the intellectual property team to enable strategies that supports innovation, research, product development and competitiveness of the business. Coordinates department budget process and presentation to BU and LVS CEO and ensures compliance with BU and divisional guidelines and directives.

Manages the HMC R&D portfolio in close coordination with the Global VP of R&D:
a.Organizes R&D portfolio reviews with associated stage progressions and resource allocation decisions for all portfolios, LVS & external collaborations
b.Coordinate alignment of R&D portfolios with Marketing priorities
c.Leads project ideation, selection and progression reviews
d.Engages directly with councils to foster communication between functions and to ensure Critical Issues are monitored, managed and completed.
e.Proactively develops strategies and ways of working that uses IP for protection and accessing third party rights for accelerating research and variety development.
f.Coordinates interactions with the Research Committee and LVS R&D portfolio

Champion of innovation in the department through leadership in creating an environment that fosters innovation; translates innovation into product or process concepts, manages the progression from ideas to finished products or processes using a Stage-Gate process and ensures the all innovations are protected.

Coordinates R&D budget preparation and presentation within the BU and to LVS. Monitors budget spent related to project goals and coordinates budget adaptations as they relate to the portfolio in collaboration with the global R&D management Team.

Monitors and participates in Industry, Group and Activity level meetings and discussion to ensure the best possible opportunity for freedom to operate in the presence of governmental laws, rules and guidelines with a focus on intellectual property and governmental regulations.

Coordination of all R&D collaborations including but not limited to research programs and R&D tax credits.

Manages the UC-Davis and HM.Clause Life Sciences Innovation Center and its liaison with the University of California - Davis

Collaborate with the IP team that develops market & competitive intelligence to understand IP trends and impact to the business. Works with internal and external legal support for filing and managing of BU inventions and IP protection of its inventions.

Manages BU material transfer, research, patent licenses and other agreements needed for integration of IP into the BU.

*This role can be based in Davis, California or in Valence, France.*

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Job Post Date: 07/06/19
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