26. Mai 2021

Innovation Manager (f/m/d)

The Vita Group is a leading provider of value added and differentiated flexible polyurethane (“PU”) foam products. Built on 70 years of heritage, Vita develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of flexible polyurethane foam, Talalay latex and flooring products to create comfort, quality and functional solutions.

Become part of our success story!

Your tasks

  • Engage with customers in terms of identifying solutions for both new and existing customer needs, whilst maximising Vita’s innovation footprint within our specialist market industries
  • Support and be a conduit between Innovation and Commercial functions
  • To ensure that products and application solutions meet or exceed customer expectations
  • To support and drive potential market opportunities identified, in conjunction with the commercial teams
  • To create and lead innovation workshops with customers & third parties in close co-operation with commercial teams
  • To manage, develop and fully utilities the site innovation centre
  • To manage and prioritise the innovation project pipeline align with Innovation Director
  • To build external relationships with research bodies and academic institutions

Your profile

  • You have a higher education degree in Material Science, polymer science or related subject.
  • The active management of research and development experts combined with product launches/significant new product developments is incumbent on them.
  • You are experienced in built technology plans that have delivered commercial results.
  • In the past, you already worked in a similar decentralised company and have demonstrable personal credibility.
  • You demonstrate a strong team-based approach to management, having recruited and developed high performing individuals and developed high performing teams.
  • Also you demonstrates a sound process for weighing options and making decisions. Prepared to challenge the status quo and take calculated risks.
  • You have the ability to generate unique and appropriate solutions when required.
  • Experience in implementing programmes and projects, that is what you have – You are a self-starter with a „can-do“ attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, the sensitivity to bind lasting relationships, the enthusiasm for technology, credibility, sympathy and an authentic appearance round off your profile.

Our common way

In addition to a dynamic and international working environment, you will find a corporate culture focused on expertise. For you, this means: You can always count on the support of your colleagues.

Our vision is to be the partner of choice for customers, colleagues and business partners. We attach great importance to high-quality and sustainable cooperation.


We could convince you? Then send us your application documents, stating your earliest starting date and your salary expectations, to: bewerbung@metzeler-schaum.de.

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