·Manage Innovation Challenges
Manage innovation challenges on behalf of Cincinnati Children's and its co-innovation partners. This will involve working with Cincinnati Children's leadership and partner institutions to identify their programmatic priorities and unmet institutional needs. These criteria will be entered into the innovation management system and used as a guide for operation of an associated co-innovation program. The ICO will be responsible for ensuring that the innovation challenges are operated to the satisfaction of Cincinnati Children's and/or the sponsoring co-innovation partner.
·Cultivate a Dynamic Co-Innovation Ecosystem
Proactively cultivate co-innovation partners that are strategically aligned with the ICAPI/Cincinnati Children's mission. Assist ICAPI to realize the multiplier benefits of orchestrating a key ecosystem for pediatric innovation in particular and medical innovation more generally. This includes ongoing training to stay current on innovation strategies that will assist ICAPI to attain and maintain its leadership position in pediatric/medical innovation.
·Implement New Innovation Management System
Implement and operate a new innovation management system which is being acquired as part of ICAPI's new strategic plan. Perform design, administration, data entry, reporting, and other activities necessary to successfully operate the system. Interface with the vendor to ensure that the system is properly updated and functioning. Interface with Cincinnati Children's information technology professionals to ensure secure and reliable integration with other institution information systems and ensure that the system operates according to Cincinnati Children's standards.
·Identify Promising Innovation (Top Down/Intentional)
Work closely and collaboratively with partner organizations, senior administrative and clinical leadership to foster and create an intentionally innovative culture within Cincinnati Children's. Identify relevant, scalable, or transformable ideas. Empower faculty and staff to ideate and innovate, capturing 'unmet needs' into an innovation management system where they can be evaluated for commercial potential and, when appropriate, further development. Originate new ideas and recognize innovative ideas generated by others and leverage existing innovation assets to create a dynamic, robust, co-innovation ecosystem.
Working closely with ICAPI senior staff, create infrastructure and procedures to foster and maximize innovation. Facilitate the innovation process around Cincinnati Children's internal program offerings, with the goal of program impact, expansion, and overall growth.
·Build and Bridge Connections
Liaise with internal and external innovation stakeholders. Prioritize building connections. Foster openness and transparency to drive collaborative innovations. Seek input from C-level leaders to identify and propose areas where technology, Cincinnati Children's business structure and day-to-day practices can be combined and refined to meet organizational goals. Work collaboratively with program colleagues.
·Organizational Assessment, Diagnosis & Feedback
Develop and drive achievement of Innovation performance indicators to support ICAP's overall plan. Help develop needed infrastructure to monitor goals, objectives, and business plans. Develop and document tasks, timelines, and milestones.
Ability to apply critical thinking skills to process and manage a portfolio of technologies, contracts, and patents that result in valuable intellectual property and commercialized products
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with others in a respectful and tactful manner
Working knowledge of the medical innovation field and related strategies
Ability to proactively cultivate synergistic co-innovation partnerships
·Knowledge of field
Advanced knowledge of regulations, procedures, and best practices in field
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them
Persistently shaping the thoughts and actions of others to achieve desired results; generating excitement and continuously striving to gain support for one's ideas, plans, or courses of action
Persuasively articulating one's position, carefully listening to others' positions, and tailoring negotiation tactics to bring all parties together and reach desired outcomes; striking a balance between being firm and being willing to compromise; preserving long-term relationships by demonstrating fairness and searching for win-win solutions. Ability to connect to both individuals and groups.
Setting the stage for constructive relationships by being accessible, approachable, and interpersonally engaged; developing and sustaining meaningful and productive bonds with others based on mutual respect
Provide comprehensive project management oversight for select projects
Ability to effectively manage multiple complex small molecule development projects simultaneously
Comfortable with ambiguity and able to set one's own direction.