Corporate Innovation Partner Germany

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Germany
Posted 5 months ago

Location: Cologne, Germany

Are you curious, adaptable and willing to take on the challenge of working in an entrepreneurial role within a fast-growing corporation? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Corporate Innovation Partner Germany for our client.

Ideal candidate:

The qualified candidate will be co-leading innovation management/B2B consulting in Cologne, Germany.

Responsibilities

  • Accelerate innovation by leading and continuously improving the innovation accelerator program for the clients.
  • Relationship building: Develop and sustain relationships and alliances with key internal and external partners to support innovation.
  • Strategic development and change agent: Develop strategy for accelerator program to strengthen further innovation culture.
  • Creativity: Apply entrepreneurial and critical thinking to improve accelerator program continuously, complementing existing strategy with structural improvements to continuously engage clients and provide value to their business units.
  • Growth: Build a pipeline of innovation projects through coaching clients and support business units through consulting and team growth.
  • Realization: Engage with clients by supporting innovation and exploration applied to existing or new business ventures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or academic background in Innovation Management
  • 5+ years’ experience in corporate innovation management
  • 3+ years experience applying innovation methodology; specifically lean start-up approach
  • 3+ years experience in coaching clients and project team
  • Experience in Project/Portfolio Management
  • Experience in sales(B2B)
  • Excellent German and English language skills

Preferred:

  • Masters in Business Administration or academic background in Innovation Management
  • Demonstrated situational adaptability
  • Entrepreneurial, high level of creativity and initiative
  • Efficiency: Ability to create as well as implement strategic plans (create vision, as well as execute)
  • Strong collaboration skills to build and sustain relationships. Team orientated, passionate about developing others’ skills and capabilities
  • Self-motivated; strong sense of ownership and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in German and English with proven success with presenting in a confident, concise and compelling manner to large groups and executive management

Travel: 70-80%

Salary: Attractive

Start date: Immediately

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