Innovation Manager OTC


Ghent, BE, 9050

Description Overview

Perrigo is a leading global provider of over-the-counter (OTC) health products and wellness solutions that enhance individual overall well-being.
Originating from the former Omega Pharma, the European branch is today present in 30 countries with a strong local anchorage. 

You know us from brands like Physiomer, NiQuitin, XLS Medical, Zaffranax, Arterin, Dermalex, Biover, Galenco, Davitamon, Ymea, Lactacyd.
Perrigo is an organization with a dynamic, transparent and fast-paced atmosphere, characterized by an entrepreneurial and cooperative culture. 

We are looking for a Innovation Manager to identify and develop innovation opportunities in order to broaden the company’s product and brand portfolio. 

The Innovation Manager will be responsible for the product development based on consumer insights, assessment of current and potential new assets, trends and competitor analysis.
As well responsible of providing the necessary scientific support during the development and post-launch.

Scope of the Role

  • Assess and screen all new worldwide projects within the assigned business unit and turn them into practical opportunities
  • Lead the product development by following up the in-house or external developments
  • Participate in both the front & back-end-innovation to deliver the right innovation to our consumers
  • Analyze the existing portfolio of brands and products for the assigned business unit, harmonize and propose 

Experience Required

  • Master degree in a scientific field (preferably Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Bio-Sciences, Chemistry, …) or equivalent by experience
  • 5-7 years of work experience in a similar role in product development
  • Strong technical background as well as a strong affinity for commercial aspects (OTC / FMCG)
  • Excellent knowledge of medical devices, cosmetics, medicines, biocides, food supplements and their legal / regulatory aspects
  • Other qualifications in R&D, product development, consumer-led innovation and consumer insights are a plus
  • Fluent spoken and written English skills 

Location: Ghent, Belgium 

We offer a Hybrid working schedule, a mix of onsite and remote working each week.

What we can offer you

  • Perrigo offers you a challenging position within a strong and dynamic company
  • A professional environment offering you the opportunity to boost your career through training, coaching & support, learning on the job
  • A competitive compensations and benefits package for the required level and experience
  • Opportunity to work in a hybrid working model as part of our selfcare and wellbeing strategy