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Global Innovation Director
at Dart Container
Mason, MI

Global Innovation Director
at Dart Container
Mason, MI

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Are you an entrepreneur with strong motivational, creative, and visionary skills?  Do you want to lead the charge for uncovering customers’ unmet needs and help create products and services to meet those needs?  Can you see into the future? 


Okay, well maybe seeing into the future is asking a bit much, but if global innovation strikes a chord with you, then you may be the person we want to lead our enterprise wide initiative to shape the business offerings of Dart Container in the years to come.  We seek an individual with the following attributes:


  • Has a high credibility factor
  • Ability to see and communicate the future, and drive ideas and actions around his/her vision
  • Ability to identify and disarm innovation "anti-bodies" with the organization
  • Ability to build and bridge connections both inside and outside of the company
  • Ability to create and nurture a culture conducive to innovation
  • Ability to manage the interface of the innovation function with the rest of the company


If you identify with the attributes above and meet the qualifications below, we encourage you to apply.


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ten (10) years of experience in new business development, product development, and innovation
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience required with strong leadership and management skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in translating deep consumer/customer empathy into meaningful opportunity areas
  • Proven ability to drive change across multiple groups or regions, including the ability to inspire the organization and influence all levels
  • Experience with intellectual property process and management
  • Track record of leadership and measurable success
  • Proven ability to manage and leverage suppliers and vendors, and build a network of innovation partners
  • Ability to synthesize disparate insights into implications and recommendations to define potentially disruptive business innovations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas and solutions
  • Ability to streamline processes, integrate, and associate pieces of information gathered from multiple sources and apply to projects
  • Ability to exhibit creativity and flexibility in solving customer problems
  • Up to 20% domestic and 5% international travel
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport
  • Requires a favorable motor vehicle report upon hire


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Marketing, Engineering, or related field of study
  • MBA
  • SAP experience



Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products,Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.


Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at applicationassistance@dart.biz for assistance.

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