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Director, EBS Innovation Europe - work remotely from any country in Europe



Role Overview/Summary: 

We know that dental professionals do more than create healthy, beautiful smiles – they create confidence. To achieve their goals, they need a champion. They need someone who will be there for them, side by side and end to end. At Envista, we’re uniquely positioned to be this champion. Our differentiated combination of commitment to our customers, innovative focus on the future, respect for each other, continuous improvement, and empowering, accountable leadership embolden us to champion dental professionals like no one else can. Our comprehensive product portfolio consisting of more than 30 industry leading brands, covers an estimated 90% of dentists’ clinical needs for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental conditions as well as improving the aesthetics of the human smile. Envista companies partner with dental professionals to help them deliver the best possible patient care. We believe true champions lift each other up, and we are looking for new champions to join our team. If you believe champions do more than win – they stand for something bigger – you can build a meaningful career at Envista. Let’s talk. Learn more at .

The Director of Innovation can work from any country in Europe. And is responsible for the organization’s global innovation, including developing the vision, strategy and executional elements to deliver growth across existing and future product and/or service categories with a consumer focus.

You will further steward the brand equity of all our businesses through its expansion, ensuring cohesion across new products and preservation within legacy categories.

Your strong desire to advance our strategic agenda and support mission-critical initiatives, will make a real-life difference for Envista’s patients/dentists. In return the innovation group will provide high profile, high impact development experiences.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifies customer problems to solve, and builds bridges between innovation, engineering, and product management teams.

  • Support targeted areas of improvement (e.g., improved value proposition process, VOC, ethnography, the “Lean Startup” methods) by developing, testing methodologies/workflows.

  • Work closely with R&D, Product Marketing, and Product Planning across multiple business units to drive innovation that creates high value.

  • Coach by actively participating in the critical thinking behind all projects within the group, ensuring the group continually executes on-time and on-strategy; this position may also lead critical projects, as needed.

  • Present business cases and opportunities to stakeholders, executive leadership and colleagues while facilitating meaningful and constructive exchanges of ideas and knowledge.

  • Drive our strategic product roadmap to fulfill growth and objectives. Extend our understanding of industry, category and product drivers; leverage our current knowledge of consumer trends and key needs states while also increasing our capabilities.

  • Collaborate with key leaders across the organization to shape our consumer research agenda and its execution across products.

  • Collaborate / Mentor at the highest levels (President, direct reports and site leaders) to provide ‘productive tension’ at collaboration and broadly to utilize Envista Business system to drive sustainable results.

  • Job Requirements:

  • BS/BA required, MBA preferred.

  • 5+ years of experience in new technical product development.

  • 5+ years’ leadership experience in Innovation processes, especially identifying customer needs for new products, road mapping, and product definition.

  • 5+ years in market research, strong understanding and application of SAM and TAM concepts, coupled with the ability to foster market alignment with commercial teams

  • 2+ years’ Ability to form strong and meaningful relationships with others and an ability to influence top business leadership.

  • Demonstrated successful leadership and proficiency in building and implementing innovation workflows for a global organization.

  • Able to present self with appropriate demeanor in meetings with CEO, Business Unit. presidents, and their staff. 

  • Experience driving real results in a fast-moving, highly innovative environment.

  • Curious about lean thinking and innovation methodologies, constantly pulling in techniques and insights from outside Envista.

  • Must be available to travel 50%, also on weekends and evenings. Valid driver's license required.


  • Dental industry experience (i.e., implants, imaging, or orthodontics)

  • MBA or like graduate degree

  • Demonstrated experience working with EBS or like business system.

  • #LI-EU



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    Envista and its family of companies (Envista) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Envista will consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes submitted by vendors such as search firms, staffing agencies, professional recruiters, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies (Agency) to have been referred by the Agency free of charge and Envista will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt such unsolicited resumes. An Agency must obtain advance written approval from Envista's internal Talent Acquisition or Human Resources team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract approved by the Global Talent Acquisition leader and in response to a specific job opening. Envista will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement and written approval in place.

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