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Innovation Operations Partner

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: Onalaska
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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Job Description:

Gundersen Health System has made a commitment to be a leader in healthcare innovation. The Innovation Operations Partner is responsible for day to day operating activities and communications around the innovation framework. Develops and standardizes workflow processes, oversees talent pipeline needs, supports innovation/incubation activities, and ensures that initiatives are moving forward in line with the determined timelines.

The Innovation Operations Partner monitors Gundersen's innovation framework, ensuring its alignment with and support of strategic business activities.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with clinicians, leaders and others within GHS to identify innovative ideas for improving healthcare. Assists in innovation evaluations and tracks progress of continued research and/or development activities related to innovation projects.

  2. Makes key strategic decisions around Innovation and the Incubator's operating model (sources of new venture ideation, volume of incubations, metrics, etc.)

  3. Oversees the talent pipeline including the Incubator, New Venture Teams, and New Venture Boards; ensures best practices.

  4. Determines and develops policies and procedures for innovation and what the incubation teams should follow (e.g., Incubator tech stack, employee rotations).

  5. Drives activities to hit appropriate cadence calendar for Ideate, Incubate, Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) fund and all aspects of innovation.

  6. Manages the Innovation budget, revenue, expenses, invoices, permits, contracts, reporting, etc.

  7. Advances internal and external promotion for Innovation and the Incubator.

  8. Develops standard practices and methodologies for innovation and incubation/idea teams and metrics to ensure they are followed.

  9. Develops methods to easily capture, display and report metrics.

  10. Supports incubation activities and teams (budgets, reporting, assets, training).

  11. Supports Strategic Partners and idea integration back into Gundersen.

  12. Prepares and presents regular updates.

  13. Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.

Education and Learning:


Bachelor's Degree in Business, Innovation, Human Computer Interaction or a related field


MBA preferred

Work Experience:


5 years of professional level work experience demonstrating project management, operations, leading teams, product innovation or development of new ideas.


Experience in corporate innovation and / or venturing (either internal and / or external venture development)

Previous experience within a startup

Venture Capital, Private Equity, or Angel Investing experience a plus

License and Certifications:


Lean Six Sigma certification preferred

Age Specific Population:


Osha Category:

Category 3 - Employees in this job title have no reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office work)

Physical Requirements/Demands of The Position:

Sitting frequently

Static Standing rarely

Walking/Standing occasionally

Driving occasionally

Reaching - Below Shoulder occasionally

Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces occasionally

Pounds of Force: 0-25

Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation frequently

Lifting - Other rarely

Number of Pounds: 0-25


If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact or call 608-775-0267

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Gundersen Health System, Rochester , Innovation Operations Partner, Other , Onalaska, Minnesota

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