Innovation Manager

Key Responsibilities

Excellence in Innovation

  • Passionately acting as an advocate for innovation, challenging traditional thinking
  • Creating a leading innovations unit
  • Leading agile and adaptive project and development techniques to ensure maximum output of projects
  • Providing management information on the nature, scope and status of innovation unit projects, and the business benefits gained by the realisation of these projects.
  • Providing input to the ICT Strategic Plan in the areas of innovation and agile development.
  • Communicating the monitoring the success of the innovations unit.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of the unit’s success and adapting plans as appropriate.
  • Strategy Consulting: Deliver and direct delivery on strategic consulting projects for clients 
  • Internal growth: Strategic support for new division, numerous improvement initiatives and IP 
  • Ensure to interpret business strategy and determine innovative solutions supporting strategy implementation.
  • Design and model solutions for customer innovation and experience along with similar initiatives variants.
  • Perform with innovation development groups to conduct insights as well as design outputs to their work.
  • Manage and evaluate portfolio data and innovation pipeline assisting strategic decision-making and Go-to-Market process.
  • Design, research, develop, analyze and suggest new marketing concepts as well as strategies.
  • Manage prime team functions and activities for strategic direction.
  • Ensure to share decisions’ authority to translate strategies in procedures and programs.
  • Develop high-performance atmosphere.
  • Perform as a strategic partner to head innovation of influence change and new processes.
  • Lead and direct different cross-functional programs and projects of varied sizes and types concurrently.
  • Contribute and influence the strategic direction for senior leadership using informal and formal communication.
  • Manage and attain customer expectations and ensure delivery fulfill expectations.
  • Coordinate all cross-functional activities, represent customers internally and collaborate with leaders in varied areas on allocation across projects and resource planning.
  • Ensure to exercise decision-making and independent judgment while being aligned with customers and management.
  • Coordinate new product along with packaging plans with suitable contacts.

Finance

  • Managing the recurrent and capital budgets allocated to the innovations unit.
  • Contributing to the financial planning and risk management process by producing business cases and financial models to support new requirements for innovation and software development.

Business Development: 

  • Develop and maintain contact with top decision-makers at key clients; organize and lead pursuit teams; participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process; contribute to the development of proposal pricing strategies

Qualifications

  • 3+ distinguished years in a related senior management position 
  • Highly intelligent, advanced/MBA degree from a leading university
  • Track record delivering superior results and assuming leadership roles

Personal traits and experience required

  • Excellent communication and planning skills
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people from diverse backgrounds. Management of stakeholders and their expectations.
  • Must be good at managing projects and managing change.
  • Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas 
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Passionate about Innovation Agency’s mission and impact
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • Transparent, direct, with substance
  • Self-starter, self disciplined
  • Spark, imagination, creativity

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