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Veterans Preferred - Head of Research, PARC Innovation

Company: Xerox
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs--. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms - from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing - and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses. About the Role : At the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), our goal continues to be developing a strong research pipeline in support of the Xerox innovation towers. PARC is looking for a leader to identify and move high growth innovations from ideation to incubation, which includes growth of our public sector revenue in alignment with our commercial segments. Scope : Responsible for setting the direction for the center's global mandate and developing the vision, mission and objectives. Develop center level strategies in support of the Tower's direction for commercialization of products/programs which are derived from and are synergistic with the higher-level strategies of the corporation. Manage the creation and development of qualified technology investment options. Establish new scientific research pipelines, including, roadmaps for existing product/commercial pipelines. Ensure documentation of activities leading to patent disclosure, technical papers and scientific advancements. Scaling and growing the research center technologies into potential new business opportunities. Work closely with R&D, product development and engineering to develop and identify technological innovations that can be commercialized to propel Xerox into a competitive position. Provide leadership with interactions in other technology centers and research centers to provide synergy of technology across the corporation. Access global networks to pursue research proposals, launch programs, including access to funding sources necessary to evolve the scientific research disciplines across Public Sector Agencies, Research Institutes, Academia and Public/Private sector co-development research contracts. Maintain our premier leadership position in specific domains/sciences necessary to win premier research proposals. Provide leadership with marketing of technologies to the Towers Leaders and Business Groups. Provide leadership interfacing with external scientific community. Lead a cross-functional scientific teams in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that grow and advance the key competencies of our research scientists and advance the performance of the research center. Achieve 2X growth in research revenues within the next 4 years. Manages all human resource activities to include hiring and diversity objectives, performance evaluation, training, skills development, and salary management. Build and maintain a diverse, safe and empowered work environment via benchmark employee motivation and satisfaction. Candidate Background : Comprehensive understanding of current and emerging innovation technologies and business opportunities aligned with the Towers. Depth and experience launching new and innovative technological programs. Experience managing a multimillion-dollar P&L. Demonstrated ability to utilize creative and visionary thinking but also able to provide the leadership to transform those visions into realizable value. Strategic thinker with the ability to operate and move between strategic and operational level thinking. Evidence of working in a challenging multi-organizational leadership role with effective results. Demonstration of effective management of human resources. Strong track record of building and developing teams. Demonstrated ability to proactively coaches and/or mentors others. Able to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to work with and communicate/present business cases to all levels of management, including C-level and directs to C-level; ability to balance multiple and sometimes conflicting objectives while working with multiple clients, stakeholders, partners and internal executives. Exceptional people leadership, customer/partner engagement and communication skills; strong presentation and influence skills with senior level executives, partners and clients; demonstrated ability to successfully drive initiatives. University completion at PHD level, MBA preferred. Security Clearance is a plus. Xerox is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law. Learn more at and explore our commitment to diversity and inclusion People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with Xerox may request such accommodation(s) by sending an e-mail to Be sure to include your name, the job you are interested in, and the accommodation you are seeking. -- 2020 Xerox Corporation. All rights reserved. Xerox-- and Xerox and Design-- are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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