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Innovation Principal

Shipyard Technology Ventures
Role: Project Management
Type: Permanent
Level: Senior
Location: Dublin
Salary: Negotiable
The Position

The role we are seeking to fill is an Innovation Principal. We are looking for someone who is passionate about innovation and product development who can liaise with clients to bring them through our structure validation sprint to turn strategic ideas into credible board level investment proposals. We want a thought leader to be able to help us refine and create new tools and processes in the area of innovation management and guide the development of our innovation platform & toolkits. You will own the creation and refinement of our playbooks, tools or exercises and the entire client experience for this validation sprint. You will facilitate workshops, manage the client experience and be responsible for the overall delivery the agreed assets.

What You'll do
  • You'll be responsible for end-to-end project delivery of strategy & innovation engagements including client relationship management, team management and completion of final deliverables.
  • You'll facilitate and manage innovation workshops to define client requirement.
  • Accountable for quality of services deliverables, ensuringalignment to agreed SoW commitments and guaranteeing client satisfaction
  • Identifying and managing project risks, managing deviations& change requests
  • You'll help improve & refine our innovation toolkit by creating playbooks and repeatable processes.
  • You'll work with designers and developers to turn your user stories into prototypes and pilots
  • You'll coach clients through design thinking & lean start-up methodologies to test new concepts
  • You will facilitate & design different types of innovation programmes we deploy with our clients.
  • You will coordinate and execute qualitative (e.g. facilitating co-creation sessions, conducting interviews, performing usability studies, etc.) & quantitate research (e.g. survey creation) and translate into rich user insights that give feedback on new concepts.
  • You will be involved in pitching our services to win newbusiness.
  • You will build relationships with senior stakeholders in ourclient organisations.
  • Project status reporting to client and company management
  • Coaching & mentoring of junior project/account teammembers
What Skills You'll Bring
  • You have an academic degree in Business, Design orInnovation Management
  • You have substantial and relevant experience in innovationmanagement (e.g. consultant, business designer, a product manager, anentrepreneur ...)
  • You are expert in in applying Lean Start up principles tobusiness challenges
  • You are at home facilitating workshops and working withstakeholders from multiple disciplines to turn vague ideas and concepts intostructured projects to validate the most promising ideas.
  • You regularly come up with new product concepts and canoutline a viable business model
  • You can clearly articulate your ideas and opinions,leveraging data & market examples
  • You are open and honest in your dealings, have anentrepreneurial and collaborative spirit and always try improve the status quo
  • You have experience creating and defining innovation services and products
  • You are flexible and willing to travel to work with international teams (this position is Dublin-based)
  • What are the details of the offer?
  • We believe great people drive innovation forward and to help with this we offer a competitive salary, and performance related incentives viabonuses and share options, flexible working conditions and the opportunity towork on self-directed initiatives and potentially take them to market.
What We Offer You

What is Sylon Solutions?

We are on a mission to help people build products in abetter way and help companies, large & small, have better, faster, cheaperand more successful product innovation & development efforts. We work withsenior management to take strategic ideas and rapidly turn them into credibleand investable propositions through our rapid validation sprints andthen leverage our digital acceleration platform to build live pilotsfaster than ever. By deploying our innovation enablement platform largecorporations can leverage the untapped innovation potential within theiremployees. Anyone can access tools and self-guided processes to turn their ideainto something tangible. It's all about letting employees get their big ideaoff the ground through simple and concrete steps, outside the normal companybureaucracy. This will enable corporations to foster a more innovative,experimenting culture within the company. We want to createinnovators and not just innovations.

What type of people work at Sylon?

The Sylon culture is all about get it done and have some fun. Sylon people are focused on delivering impact and fast. We prefer collaborative approaches to problem solving where everyone rolls up their sleeves to get the job done. We are entrepreneurial in mindset and are always looking to solve something big but taking a small step and testing to see if that gets us closer to our goal. We are never satisfied with the current state and are continually looking for ways to improve our products and processes.

Why would I want to become part of the Sylon Team?

This is an opportunity to join the early stages of aninteresting, Irish based start-up with strong ambition and backing. To be partof a team building products and services that will be used by global brandsaround the world. To get the chance to work on new product innovation projects with global brands and to make an impact from day one. To work with and learn from a hugely experienced team from a diverse mix of backgrounds including design, engineering, fine art, architecture, decision science, and business strategy.

The Hiring Process

Note: We are not in a position to accept applications fromthose requiring Green Card/ Work permit sponsorship. Applicants must already beeligible to live and work in Ireland.

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Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2019 at 11:02AM


Posted on: 29/05/2019  •  Share Job:  •  Report Job

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