Senior Digital Innovation Specialist - Europe

Better Placed
£70000 - £90000 per annum
06 Jun 2018
04 Jul 2018
Sarah Johnson
Job Discipline
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a business critical role working across Europe. My client is looking for someone to think and conceptualise for others "what might be" in the future, challenge the status quo and create a climate of idea generation. Work closely with the Global Head of Innovation, to lead strategy and design, drive, manage and execute client centered innovation initiatives across their key markets.

Key Responsibilities:

* Be a role model and an instigator of change.
* Undertake research, consultation and co-production with the global team and other stakeholders to support the initial scoping and design of new interventions.
* Translate big-picture, strategic thinking into actionable recommendations that maximise results.
* Focused not only on launching activity but also on successfully embedding change.
* Develop and manage overall innovation programme project plan and execution, maintaining ultimate accountability for quality and budget.
* Play a leading role in engaging with our internal and external network, ensuring we are benefiting from appropriate insight and growing initiative in particular around new digital ideas and solutions with potential impact on products and services to our clients.
* Build productive relationships with external experts, scoping and building plans for collaboration, especially with international partners.
* Design and facilitate workshops and meetings that enable teams to solve problems and turn ideas into practical solutions.
* Establish processes for, and undertake, monitoring, research and evaluation of interventions to support their development and to evidence impact.
* Determine key performance indicators for projects and provide regular client reporting.
* Recommend investigative, proof-of-concept, product development, and pilot approaches to test potential digital solutions to evaluate market viability for products or services.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

* Extensive experience of designing, facilitating and launching digital innovation programmes and activities, with an ability to follow a process from framing a challenge through research and insight to concept development and implementation i.e. the whole product lifecycle management.
* Substantial leadership experience of integrating digital strategies, leveraging customer insights and markets trends ideally across multiple markets and functions.
* Ability to assess strategic options for potential revenue and engagement growth, overall value, and risk assessment.
* Proven strategic thinker with the ability to articulate, write for, present to and influence diverse audiences, and experience of writing high quality reports, briefing papers, business cases and strategy documents.
* Experience of crafting business models.
* Is able to balance creative thinking with the practicalities of managing complex faceted projects to deadline, with multiple stakeholders.
* Skilled in data modelling, information systems and analysis - experienced in taking input and data from multiple sources to understand client needs, apply them to a product idea, and to distil the essence of a problem or opportunity.
* Experienced in design and managing training.
* Experience in sourcing and managing suppliers.
* Experience managing multiple complex projects.
* Flexible and resilient, you will have a can-do attitude and work well in a high-pressured situation.
* Awareness of behaviour change and social economics approaches to tackle education or social challenges is also essential.
* Proven experience of research and engagement with users, professionals and academics to support the scoping and development of new programmes
* Strong project management skills, planning and organisational skills and the ability to manage own time flexibly.
* Well-developed IT skills and proficiency.
* Willingness to go above and beyond to achieve excellence and capable of working in a collaborative market.
* Self-starter with entrepreneurial experience.