• Research & Business Development Manager

    Job Location(s) US-IL-Downers Grove
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/29/2018 12:19 PM)
    # of Openings
    CJ Bio America2
    Business Planning
  • Overview

    CheilJedang (CJ) was founded in 1953 specializing in food products. Since then it has grown into a global lifestyle brand with a business portfolio built around the four sectors - Food & Food Service, Bio & Pharma, Entertainment & Media, and Shopping & Logistics. With over 55,000 employees around the world, CJ Group promotes healthier, happier and convenient living through its many products and services. For more information, please visit www.cjamerica.com.


    CJ Bio America is an affiliate of CJ Group. As the market leader in four essential amino acids in animal feed, CJ Bio strives to become the top global bio company, while continuously pursuing competitiveness
    in the areas of functional taste, environmental-friendly materials and alternatives. Today, the division manufactures and supplies a variety of bioscience products, including nucleotides, lysine, threonine, and tryptophan internationally.


    • Identify trendsetter technology by researching related industries, publications, announcements, and assisting associated events; tracking individual contributors, start-ups, institutions, and their accomplishments.
    • Locate potential innovation and development opportunities by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring technological opportunities or patent regulations.
    • Screen potential technical trends based on market trends.
    • Update high technology opportunities within the business industry by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organization conferences.
    • Identify potential opportunities for high technology and patent acquisition, business ventures, patent regulations, and business innovations that will be a competitive advantage to the business.
    • Research for technological trend along with top high technology within industry players, competitors and start-ups.
    • Conduct research and coordinate information on companies or start-ups with advanced technologies, leading trends within the industry.
    • Analyze value-chain and eco-system of industry.
    • Identify core technological competence per value-chain within the industry
    • Evaluate competence of technology developers (company or institution) along with value of technology itself
    • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential.
    • Understand the company’s goal and purposes to enhance the company’s performance.
    • Create reports as needed

    Basic Qualifications

    • Doctorate degree
    • Master’s degree & 3 years of directly related experience
    • Bachelor’s degree & 5 years of directly related experience
    • Associate’s degree & 8 years of directly related experience
    • High school diploma / GED & 10 years of directly related experience
    • Research experience preferred.
    • Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, or Human Nutrition experience preferred
    • Some travel is required for this position
    • This position primarily operates in an office environment
    • Ability to remain in a stationary position up to 80% of shift
    • Ability to ascend/descend stairs if necessary;

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Technical writing skills
    • Ability to participate in a high performance team-based environment that is fast-learning and adaptive;
    • Ability to communicate effectively and participate in a continuous improvement culture, including utilizing problem solving skills;
    • Computer skills, i.e. MS Office (Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Word).
    • Critical thinking, Analytical skills, multi-tasking;
    • Proficient in root cause analysis and planning.
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
    • Attention to details


    • Health Insurance PPO Packages (competitive 100/70 plan - 100% covered by insurance)
    • Dental + Vision (with generous allowance amount per year)
    • Life Insurance (employee + dependent(s))
    • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave (short term 100% covered)
    • Health Savings AccountFlexible Spending Account (employee + dependent care)
    • Gym ReimbursementsEmployee
    • Discounts (40% off CJ products & services)
    • 401(k) 5% Match (no vesting period!)
    • Flexible Work Schedule Option
    • Paid Time Off (generous and increases by tier!)
    • Paid Time Off Balance Cash Out Option
    • Paid Family Leave (family care or volunteer trip)
    • Paid Maternity Leave (paid 100% for 12 weeks)
    • Paid Secondary Caregiver Leave (up to 2 weeks)
    • Paid Creative Leave (up to 2 weeks specified on years of service)
    • Paid Holidays (10 ~ 11 days)
    • Talent Sharing Opportunities
    • Employee Club Activities (movie, e-sports, book, sports activity club, etc.)



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