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Innovation Manager - Genan a/S (M/F)

Michael Page Portugal

08.11.2021 | Aveiro | Referência: 2033336


Innovation Manager - Genan a/S  (m/f)

Referencia: JN -102021-4507691
Adicionado em 08.11.2021
Sobre os nossos clientes
Worldwide, more than 7 million tyres are scrapped every day. In many parts of the world, they become a waste problem, as they are left to degrade in landfill sites - or are incinerated, emitting large amounts of CO2. Genan has turned this waste problem into a green opportunity. They recycle end-of-life tyres for reuse in a variety of ways and they believe that true recycling is best achieved through innovation, quality and transparency. Genan keeps tyres turning in an ongoing circle of life - which makes a substantial difference for the well-being of Earth. They call that Striving for a Sustainable Future.

Descriçăo da oferta

In their continued effort to grow and develop their business, Genan needs an Innovation Manager. This global role is based in Portugal and provides a unique and extremely exciting opportunity to join a fantastic team in a truly innovation, international and well-consolidated company.


Reporting to the Group CCO, the candidate will have the following assignments:

Area of Responsibility

  • To lead the business Innovation area at Genan, with the following focus areas (in prioritised order):

1- Development of new applications and functions of the existing products portfolio;

2- Development of new variations of granulate and powder;

3- Exploring and driving new business development projects and external partnerships for Genan;

  • Management responsibility and process ownership for the Innovation department;
  • Daily management of Genan's Innovation Steering Committee with reporting line to the Chairman;
  • Staff responsibility for potential employees in the department;
  • Member of Genan's Extended Management Group.

Main Activities

  • Maintaining a transparent innovation pipeline with all existing innovations projects;
  • Overall project management of innovation projects according to existing stage-gate model;
  • Keeping a close dialogue with Sales Managers in order to secure a short and lean time-to-market for all innovation projects;
  • Ad hoc project management of Business Development projects;
  • Maintaining good relationships with other internal Genan teams, especially the Q Lab, the production management team and the marketing function;
  • Reporting status and progress reports of existing innovation projects to the company's Innovation Steering Committee;
  • Lead the development of Genan's innovation strategy;
  • Follow development of relevant environmental regulations, new research, scientific publications, competitive developments and market trends in the company's scope.


The ideal profile must have:

  • +10 years of experience with product management, project management and/or business development;
  • Engineering background with product technical knowhow, possibly material handling and some degree of chemical knowledge;
  • Strong background with recycling, waste management and sustainability;
  • Some Knowledge of powder and granulate in B2B perspective;
  • Commercial approach and business orientation;
  • Passionate and creative personality with strong drive and energy;
  • Extrovert, team-oriented and proactive style with good relationship and networking capabilities;
  • Well-organised, structured and self-running individual, knowing how to plan days, how to prioritise tasks and how to report whereabouts to the manager;
  • Good level of English, both written and verbal.

Job Offer

Excellent opportunity to develop your career within a multinational company.

O que procuramos
Innovation, R&D, Waste Management, Recycling, Tyres, Automotive, Inovação, Reciclagem, Genan, Industry, Manufacturing
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