Director of Innovation

Job Title: Director of Innovation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 15620780
Job Published: October 09, 2017 01:00

Job Description

We are proud to be partnering with a leading global innovation business who have been pioneers and at the cutting edge of the industry for a long time. They are expanding and looking for a high calibre Director to join them on their journey.

Director of Innovation

Our client has been at the peak of their game for over 20 years and have partnered with organisations who are hungry for growth…they spend their days inventing new products, brands, services & business models and help their partners build their in-house innovation capabilities. Their style is provocative and passionate and their mission is to create lasting impact.
They are expanding their London office and based on this are looking to recruit some super clever and highly skilled innovators to join them on their journey.

As a Director you will…

*Lead the world's most exciting innovation projects-going beyond smart strategy documents to develop real-world businesses positioned for growth
*Take the non-linear leaps that help clients not just play the game, but evolve and fundamentally disrupt their markets
*Develop board-level relationships, taking a co-founder mentality to act as a steady partner to our clients through the uncertainties of innovation
*Act as the creative spark who inspires world class innovation teams
*Contribute to talent spotting, recruiting and onboarding, and inspire our people to be their best through brilliant coaching and leadership

You'll also play a key role in the on-going development of their Innovation practice and IP, pairing with commercial, organisation and design inventors to deliver world-class work.

You'll thrive in this role if you have…

*A wealth of experience in creative strategy, including expertise in consumer insight, new product/service/brand development, experimentation and business development
*Are a passionate and persuasive storyteller
*Can 'spot the gold' to turn data to insight, ideas to thriving businesses
*A proven track record of building client relationships, growing revenues and creating change in large organisations


*An entrepreneurial spirit and a restless heart
*Put people before process
*Nimble and open-minded thinking, flexible on process but committed to impact
*Are commercially creative and creatively commercial-our ideas need business cases
*An inspirational, participant leader who maximizes the apprenticeship model
*Know you're never the finished article: we're for life-long learners only