Innovation Partner

London - Kings Cross

At Digital Catapult, our Innovation Managers are called Innovation Partners due to the close, strategically important partnerships they build with our clients and stakeholders. The Innovation Partner will lead Innovation Practice projects and activities, manage our key relationships and will seek opportunities to deepen our impact, grow our reputation and expand our reach across the UK. In the first place, the role will initially have a strong focus on the delivering acceleration programmes in Future Networks and Cyber Security, but focus areas might change over time. Closing date for applications: 31st July 2021.Target start date: ASAP.

what you’ll do
  • Owning the delivery of multiple innovation activities, confidently managing a small multidisciplinary team from across the Catapult
  • Conducting business analysis. Researching and capturing developing stakeholder requirements and business cases for innovation to drive and demonstrate business impact
  • Delivering and designing impactful activities to meet or exceed stakeholders objectives and defined KPIs
  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders to deliver project objectives
  • Identifying and developing new opportunities in collaboration with appropriate Digital Catapult business leads
  • Representing Digital Catapult at events, workshops and meetings
  • Effectively managing budgets, risk and resources on innovation activities
  • Ensuring your report(s) are confident in performing their role and have clear development goals
  • Educating clients, co-workers and broader stakeholders on the value of technology innovation and the work of Innovation Practice/Digital Catapult
  • Reporting to internal and external programme management functions
what we’re looking for
  • Experience in designing and delivering innovation, acceleration and/or digital transformation initiatives to drive business and/or ecosystem impact, applying a variety of innovation methods as appropriate
  • A customer facing background with demonstrable experience in building business cases through strong business analysis and delivering business value for industry in technology enabled innovation
  • Solid experience in delivering relevant projects to industry with previous experience in one of the following environments: consulting, corporate innovation or startup
  • Able to effectively communicate complex ideas and stakeholder needs into clear and easily interpretable briefs which are accessible to different audiences
  • Able to manage complex and competing workloads in a fast changing environment
  • A curious mindset teamed with a proactive, dynamic and pragmatic approach to leading cross functional teams, driving projects forward, and achieving collaborative and meaningful outcomes
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