Strategic Innovation Manager- ANH at balchem in Maryland Heights, MO

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This position is to support Senior Director, Strategic Innovation in expanding and deepening the scientific foundation for Balchem HNP technology and innovation and bridging to successfully commercializing products.


  • Inside Research:
    1. Utilize published literature and other on-line and off-line resources to become scientifically proficient in many and varied scientific areas of interest to support HNPs activities.
    2. Document and organize material and prepare reports, white papers, manuscripts for publication, Power Point decks for internal and external presentations.
  • Product Development:
    1. Collaborate with members of the Product Development team in the product innovation and development process.
    2. Provide project management for product development.
  • Outside Research Support:
    1. Support and aid DSI to manage research projects in collaborative academic institutions and CROs.
    2. Assist in data analysis and decide how and when to best utilize research data, including publication options, in collaboration with Sales and Marketing teams
  • Business Development; Licensing; IP; Regulatory Affairs:
    1. Support business development/licensing functions for the generation and maintenance of intellectual property and patents related to new product innovations;
    2. Provide support and coordinate work to complete dossiers, GRAS activities, and other documents and filings for regulatory applications and activity.
  • Marketing; Sales; Customer Care:
    1. Work with Marketing & Sales to develop effective science-based marketing tools;
    2. Collaborate with the Sales Team to develop effective sales presentations;
    3. Support Customer Care by helping to address customer needs related to Balchem science and technology.
    4. Prepare and deliver science based promotional material for Sales & Marketing teams as well as Balchems customers, brokers and brokers customers.
  • Scientific Advisory Board:
    1. Support DSI with activities related to SAB, meetings and related work products.
    2. Support and collaborate with Marketing/Branding to maximize SAB talent.
  • Safety:
    1. Follow and enforce all safety policies and procedures including use of company safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Work to advance and promote the safety culture of HNP and Balchem.


  • Ph.D or M.D. Knowledge of and at least 2 years experience in the commercial nutritional ingredient or finished dosage field with strong scientific background/research experience. Management, supervisory and strategic planning experience is preferred.
  • Strong background and knowledge in nutritional science, biology and physiology is required.
  • Strong writing, presenting and communication skills essential. Interest and experience in deep dive theoretical scientific research.
  • Creativity and resourcefulness in creating and making oral presentations and strength in being able to teach complex material inside and outside the organization.
  • Strong leadership and management skills required; strong attention to detail and follow-up; excellent cross-functional and interpersonal skills
  • High comfort level with existing and emerging digital technologies and standard office equipment.
  • Works successfully both independently and within team settings.
  • Work involves typical office routines, with domestic and international business travel of between 15 30%. Operation of automobile.
  • Proficient operation of typical office equipment; computer skills and proficiency with typical office and business software; telephone skills.



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