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PDT Business Model Innovation Lead (Director)

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zurich, Switzerland


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PDT Business Model Innovation Lead (Director)

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Job ID SR0034596 Date posted 04/10/2020 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts; Zurich, Switzerland


  • Identify and prioritize new business model opportunities incorporating regional and functional input
  • Evaluate plasma-related projects and unlock value in new untapped markets (ie. BRIC countries and PPP’s)
  • Plasma Sourcing Taskforce, in order to access plasma closer to our markets (i.e. increasing plasma collection capacity, diversifying risk and reducing cost-per-liter; critical driver of “CPL Min” Plasma Max project)
  • Maintain / replenish and prioritize opportunity pipeline, with a focus on: BioLife expansion, “Plasma for Product” Opportunities, Contract Fractionation, local partnerships (commercial / PPP), etc.
  • Evaluate local fractionation models / opportunities where required & relevant; work with PharmScience to evaluate small scale / modular fractionation models to accommodate Emerging Markets
  • Drive attractive projects to approvable business cases, gain approval & secure resources required for success
  • Execute selected projects globally by coordinating cross-functional team from inception to hand-over to Regions/Functions as appropriate
  • Define target economic / capacity contributions, set performance metrics for agreed initiatives, oversee and support implementation
  • Wind down projects (even if already implemented) if performance metrics are not met
  • Understand and manage new/innovative contractual agreements, issue resolution, oversight of the relationship with alliance partners and other key stakeholders such as Regions / LOCs and governments / etc. depending on nature of business model


  • Business or technical background
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree, MBA preferred
  • Track record of deals made, platforms established, alliances managed, and/or projects led
  • Track record of complex projects managed as Project Lead; ideally including plasma-related projects
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and forge partnerships across multiple functions and levels across the organization
  • Product development experience a «strong plus»; plasma strategy experience a  «strong plus»
  • International experience a «strong plus»; proven willingness to challenge the status quo and push boundaries and innovation
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience
  • 25-40% travel. Domestic & International.

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