Comvita NZ Ltd

Clinical and Science Research Manager

Comvita NZ Ltd

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Applications Close - End of Day: 23-07-2016


New Zealand

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In 1974, two men, 40 years age difference between them, connected. Brought together by a love of beekeeping and a belief in nature's power to heal.

Forty-two years on, Comvita is still driven by our belief in the healing power of nature. We are growing an international natural health products company and a global community, based on inspiring and helping people to live joyful, healthy and vibrant lives.

At Comvita, we are passionate and courageous people who believe deeply in what we do and why we are doing it. We are a hardworking, diverse network who genuinely care for each other and the wellbeing of our customers.

We have recently established an Innovation team, with a dedicated focus on expanding our product range. We are now searching for a Clinical and Science Research Manager to join our team based at the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (IIB), New Zealand's largest biotech cluster located in the heart of the University of Auckland, where a large network of Life Sciences experts and cutting-edge technologies are available.

In this role, reporting directly to our Chief Innovation Officer, you will hold the following responsibilities:

  • Build science credibility for Comvita in line with our vision to be the most trusted natural health products manufacturer.
  • Lead and implement innovative Global Research strategies in line with Comvita's long-term growth objectives.
  • Manage, co-ordinate, liaise and ensure the cost-effective implementation of research projects with universities, CRIs and funding agencies. 
  • Develop, implement and lead Research projects with third-party organisations.
  • Maintain and strengthen Comvita's Global Research Networks. 

This role will have exposure to our global markets and will be busy and diverse.

To be the successful candidate you will need a minimum of 7 years' experience in a Science or Innovation focused role, and you will hold a relevant tertiary qualification at PhD or Masters level.

You will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, as this role will have direct reports. You will also become the science 'face' of Comvita, so will need to be comfortable presenting to both clinical and non-clinical audiences.

This is a rare senior-level opportunity, and the role will contribute to the Innovation Management team, setting the direction for our product innovation over the next five years. This is an exciting and challenging role within the worldwide group of Comvita companies and we expect the successful person will make a significant contribution to Comvita's on-going success. 

If you're passionate about a career with a leading natural health company that embraces scientific thinking, then get in touch with us and apply today.

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