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Innovation Project Manager Early Life Nutrition


Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.


  • Are you excited about linking Science and Business? As Innovation Project Manager for Early Life Nutrition, you will shape and build the Innovation portfolio and deliver the future solutions for Maternal, baby and Children’s health and nutrition
  • You will be part of a strong team of 10-12 experienced Innovation Project Managers, reporting directly to the VP of Innovation for Human Health
  • Your job is to translate the Early Life Nutrition business strategy into a R&D pipeline to help achieve our growth ambitions. You will do this by driving the projects from idea generation through launch
  • You will develop internal business partnerships and manage interfaces with all business functions involved including Marketing, Operations, Sales, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Property and Product Management at a global level
  • You will also develop external business partnerships with key stakeholders that could include customers, universities, key thought leaders and innovation partners
  • You will have a lot of exposure in DSM and the opportunity to truly influence the growth trajectory of the company


  • University degree (Master, PhD), preferably background in Life Sciences
  • At least 5-7 years of working experience in a corporate environment of the nutrition industry
  • Experience within Early Life Nutrition is a great advantage
  • Excellent project management skills, including effective leadership qualities in a matrix organisation
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and strong personal drive
  • Strong conceptual and analytical thinking and good organisation skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship management competencies
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)