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Business Technology Leader - Plasma Innovations

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Date: Nov 9, 2022

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28390  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

Business Technology Leader - Plasma Innovations

JOB TITLE:  Business Technology Leader – Plasma Innovations



As the thought leader for Terumo BCT’s (Blood and Cell Technologies’), the Business Technology Leader is a member of the  Business Team reporting to the General Manager (GM) leading the global business area.   This role evaluates industry needs, partners across all functions with an especially strong relationship with the Strategy and Innovation and Development (I&D) teams to innovate the best technology and ecosystem solutions to meet customer needs, shape the market and drive on-going competitive relevance.  This leadership role is accountable to ensure alignment of the business (area) strategy with I&D roadmaps and the joint delivery of products and solutions to meet unmet clinical needs for patients in the market. 



Business and Market Strategy

  • Acts as the primary thought leader in the development of the business strategic planning and business development activities
  • Drives alignment with functional teams to ensure strategy execution to meet customer needs
  • Accountable for the investment strategy and resulting execution to meet ROI justifications
  • Responsible for lifecycle management of the portfolio for innovation, new product development, sustaining activities to end of life decision-making
  • Facilitates with Leaders “Enterprise-focused Portfolio Management” conversations that drive overall customer and business benefit and optimize synergies between business areas


Technology Leadership

  • Deliver accessible innovations in partnership with I&D that positively impact patient outcomes and enable business growth across the business (area) portfolio of products and services to serve unmet, in-demand medical needs.
  • Demonstrates systems level thinking across the market, ecosystem, business (area) portfolio and develops innovative solutions/programs integrating  product- device, disposables, services, software, digital/data, technology and science.
  • Provides critical input to the development of product strategy including evolution and enhancements of existing products and research and development of new and emerging products as well as designing for usability, serviceability, reliability and manufacturability
  • Prioritizes to ensure execution of customer-centric roadmaps, enables ROI investment approval and program oversight to enable rapid and profitable business growth.


Portfolio and Resource Management

  • Fosters dialogue which generates creative approaches and productive tradeoff discussions that create linkages across markets, businesses, platforms and product portfolios and maximize impact to customers, patients and the Terumo BCT enterprise.
  • Proactively partners with key stakeholders across functions and business portfolios to define and align a robust roadmap to achieve both short-term and long-term business objectives


Partnerships and Innovation

  • Conducts assessments and proposes “Build or Buy or Borrow” recommendations on capabilities and partnerships
  • Liaise with global industry and technology experts (internal/external) to drive speed to market, new innovations and market relevance
  • Financial acumen and cross-functional accountability to meet ROI and Margin commitments throughout the duration of the product life cycle, for both organic innovation and external partnerships
  • Foster a culture of innovation and resilience with a strong drive for world class technical and process excellence, adherence to budget commitments, results and accountability





Bachelor’s degree in STEM-related field (B.S.); Master’s, Ph. D or MBA preferred



  • Minimum 12 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience in global research and development of medical device/pharmaceutical products. 
  • Experience in assessing and launching new products, clinical applications and business models
  • At least 5 years’ of leadership experience, preferably in the plasma industry 
  • An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


Competencies and Skills

  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective- thinks strategically and broadly with varied viewpoints to effectively implement plans.  Thinks critically and is a creative problem solver for the short and long-term challenges.
  • Business Acumen / Customer Focus – understands the market, industry trends, the complex ecosystem of the business area, and anticipates and uses customer insights that provide products and services beyond customer expectations with the committed financial result (revenue, margin)
  • Drives for Results / Ensures Accountability – sets aggressive goals, translates strategy into execution, promotes a sense of urgency, and persists in the face of challenges and setbacks
  • Drives Engagement (Influencing across functions/regions) – builds global relationships across regions, creates a positive and motivating global work environment where contributions are visible and valued
  • Builds Teams and Develops Talent – develops and enables diverse high-performing cross-functional teams in highly matrixed environments. Has a passion and ability to coach, mentor, and motivate individuals and teams.
  • Instills Trust - unquestionable integrity, ethics and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values.
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), and willing to travel with flexible work hours driven by global time zones



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, traverse, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds 


Additional Physical Requirements

International and domestic travel (up to 35%)





Target Pay Range:  $181,300.00 to $226,600.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  30.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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