Innovation Manager - Internal Communications and Engagement

ij Recruit Ltd
London (Greater)
14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting on behalf of our client within the telecommunications industry for an Innovation Manager to work on site for our client representing ij. This is truly an exciting opportunity as the successful candidate would get to work alongside some very interesting people and have a lot of exposure to the business.

Our client does amazing things to empower everybody to be confidently connected, that could be anything from providing superfast network speed to smartphones, to making farmers lives easier with mobile money payments or streaming music into a car through the internet of things. As you can imagine, this means that we have a pretty vibrant and diverse mix of skills and people, this making it a great place to work.

We are looking for an individual that can support our innovation agenda and pursue opportunities for our client to participate in emerging or disruptive technologies and new growth business models being generated by start-ups and academics globally. This is a really exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual, with high levels of energy who is able to multi-task and get stuck in.

What’s in it for you:

Working across a broad range of stakeholders both inside and outside our client as well as diverse subject matterHaving business exposure and accountability from day oneChance to exercise your entrepreneurial mind-set within a large multinational and influence others to follow suitWorking for an industry-leading company that spans across different countries around the worldExposure to developments in the latest technology and an immersion into our client’s digital prioritiesThe Role:

Stakeholder Management

Create presentations targeted at senior management audiences: internal and external audiencesDevelop a process and set of tools to manage pipeline of start-up’s enquiring into our clientStart-Up/University Liaison

Support desk-based and personal assessment of potential start-up’s and ensure internal stakeholders follow throughInteract personally with selected universities regarding their start-up, research and entrepreneur programmesLead or support various internal and external communications process, including events attended or hosted. These include innovation sessions with Local Markets, Group Functions as well as ‘all-employee’ eventsKey Requirements:

Support management of an internal community through use of social and other channels and management of databaseMaintain and incrementally develop ‘Digest’ (our start-up directory)Ensure the Fast Track Procurement Process is progressingLead or support on specific innovation programmes. These include:Disrupt – Global Ideation Challenge [lead] – launch in OctoberBright Sparks – Global Mentoring Opportunity [lead] – Launch in – Global HR Innovation Programme [support] – Runs from May, for a yearDig.Turkey and Dig.Hungary [support] – Dates TBCWhat we’re looking for:

Positive attitude, willing to learn and willing to challengeAbility to work in a faced pace environmentOrganised and methodicalStrong interpersonal skills – internal and external audiencesPrevious work experience of innovation / start-upsPassion for new disruptive thinking

Inglis Jane was founded in 2001 to provide contract product and innovation management services to telecom and Internet companies. Since then, ij has grown organically into a unique hybrid of a contract and permanent recruitment agency and a full service consultancy. We are experienced in delivering across a wide range of businesses from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies and we offer a diverse and valuable set of services.

Working with ij gives you access to programme, product and portfolio delivery expertise throughout the entire project life-cycle; from ideation to successful completion and audit.

We aim to make the experience of working with ij:

Fast & FlexibleSolutions and Service focusedSimple & Straightforwardij recruit operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability and age.

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