E-Health Incubator Medical Lead

New York, United States
Mar 02, 2017
May 23, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is a company on a mission to advance the role of nutrition and shape the way consumers, patients and healthcare professionals approach health management. With an aging population and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, needs are fast growing for safe, effective and cost-effective solutions. NHSc aims to be recognized as the world´s leading nutritional therapy company, bringing forward breakthrough innovations and transforming the healthcare paradigm.

We are looking for a Medical Lead for our E-Health Innovation Incubator, based in NYC/NJ. In this position you will provide expert input in the design, validation and implementation of digital technologies in the area of E-Health for NHSc globally. Experience as a healthcare provider is required. This position is a critical member of the E-Health Innovation Incubator team, whose main goal is to develop and pilot new projects focusing on digital-enabled services, novel devices/diagnostics, data management and analytics, and business model innovation.

Key responsibilities of the role:
• Support the development and execution of digital health strategies and business plans for Nestle Health Science (NHSc)
• Provide medical, clinical and scientific input in the landscape assessment, including opportunity valuation, fit and potential benefits
• Develop in-depth understanding of the patient journey, medical needs and opportunities in customized product/service solutions.
• Provide input on the development process of E-Health opportunities including the linkages between discovery, research, medical, clinical and commercial functions
• Engage with cross-functional teams, customers and stakeholders to develop solution profile, new business concepts and prototypes
• Develop medical and clinical development plans driven by intended use (claims) and value propositions.
• Collaborate closely with internal and external partners to pilot new concepts and ensure strong clinical and medical support for successful execution
• Ensure that all procedures are fulfilling legal and regulatory requirements. Organize management of serious adverse events.
• Oversee market test design, execution and communication, translate test results into credible and impactful communications and support the evaluation and dissemination of test results
• Recommend protocols/procedures for the application of product/services in the markets

Education and Experience Requirements:
• Advanced medical or nursing degree is required
• Practical experience as healthcare provider with direct patient contact
• Deep understanding of health care delivery models and stakeholders
• Basic expertise in late stage and real world clinical trials
• Current knowledge of scientific and medical trends in healthcare delivery, nutrition and metabolism
• International perspective and mindset is required
• Experience in startup organizations driving product/services from idea to launch highly desirable
• Experience in Digital Health is a plus

Preferred skills:
• Inquisitive, self-starter with high energy, with autonomy and sense of urgency
• Tenacity, passion and ability to take the lead in identifying and pursuing new business opportunities
• Effectively collaborate with and lead cross-functional team members in developing and executing the new product/service pipeline
• Strong project management skills with flexibility and focus
• Track record with keeping projects on track and delivering measurable results
• Ability to operate effectively within an entrepreneurial and science-driven company environment.
• Knowledge of relationship building with external partners and cross-functional internal teams to execute clinical development programs.
• Demonstrated expertise in written in verbal communication necessary in clinical development including: protocols, clinical reports, regulatory submission documents and peer-reviewed publications.
• Matrix and network management experience, with excellent communication and influencing skills.

Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, was created in 2011 to be a leader in nutrition therapy and health management. We have over 3,000 employees around the world with a broad mix of capabilities - from bio-medical engineers to regulatory specialists, medical delegates (sales force) and health economic experts that reflect our dynamism and intent to create.