Innovation Project Leader

062519 Requisition #
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Innovation Project Leader
Have you wished you could start your own business but would like the resources and security of one of the largest companies in the world?  Can you solve market needs with technology solutions and demonstrate they are profitable business ventures?  If so, we’d like to learn more about you.  As an Innovation Project Leader at the front-end of technical innovation for electro-mechanical devices, you will establish project objectives, provide project definition and direction, coordinate and drive contributions from the project team, and determine what Georgia-Pacific should bring to market.
A Day in The Life Typically Includes:
  • Address unmet market needs that would be valuable to solve.
  • Address the objectives of our businesses and the constraints and opportunities within which they operate.
  • Identify or develop viable technology solutions that might potentially meet market and business needs.
  • Assess the readiness of those technologies to be developed into marketable products.
  • Develop and drive plans to learn market interest and willingness to purchase the new technology and product solutions.
  • Coordinate and lead projects and project teams to execute those plans.
  • Promote and pitch technologies and new product solutions to business leaders that are likely to address market needs and business objectives.
  • Effectively communicate complex information with technical, legal, marketing, and business audiences.
  • Invent and develop technology options.  Use analytical engineering skills to create innovative solutions to problems.
  • Design proof-of-principle and/or marketing prototypes.
  • Enhance the Intellectual Property portfolio with invention disclosures and patent application support for relevant technologies.
What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Technology, Marketing or Business
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience driving technology projects to meet market needs
  • Willing and able to travel occasionally (0% to 10%)
What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in mechanical engineering, software engineering, or electrical engineering
  • Experience as an entrepreneur, starting a business, or profit/loss responsibility
  • Experience with market testing methods and experimenting to determine which technology solutions are mostly likely to satisfy customer needs profitably
  • Experience with mechanisms, sensors, or power management with battery-powered devices
  • Experience delivering commercially-viable technology solutions to new product development teams
  • Experience working with patent attorneys to improve patent applications, ensure right-to-practice, and identify filing strategies appropriate for the technology roadmap
About the Neenah, WI Area:
Our facility is Georgia-Pacific Innovation Institute® in Neenah, WI. Neenah is located in the heart of Northeast Wisconsin (also known as the Fox Valley).  The Fox Valley offers year-round recreation and attractions including 19 ski resorts within 100 miles, excellent shopping, and diversity in restaurants, music and nightlife.  For families and nature lovers, the Fox Valley boasts a wealth of parks & wildlife refuges, excellent school districts, and other family-based activities. The area also has attractions such as the Fox Valley Performing Arts Center in Appleton, EAA in Oshkosh, along with great fishing and boating on local lakes, rivers and within driving distance to Lake Michigan.  If you are sports fan, Lambeau field and Miller Park are within a short driving distance. Living in the Fox Valley provides the diversity and amenities of a larger city with a strong sense of community and family.  Also, nearby popular metro areas include Milwaukee, WI, Madison, WI, Green Bay, WI and Chicago, IL. We welcome you to explore what the Fox Valley could offer you!
Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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