Head of Innovation - Financial Services

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£75000 - £80000 per annum + benefits and car allowance
29 Apr 2019
27 May 2019
Lucy Butterfield
Job Discipline
Innovation & NPD
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Innovation - Financial Services

Up to £80k per annum, plus benefits and car allowance


A leading brand in the funding services space has launched a brand new opportunity for a Head of Innovation to lead and manage their innovation agenda across the group.

Your role will include assessing and developing partnerships to leverage new routes to market from pipeline to delivery stage and balancing appetite to risk versus commercial returns. You will report on innovation and partnership activity across the business and will champion business growth and diversification.

Key responsibilities:

* Defining and deploying the end to end innovation process and delivery model.
* Working with key stakeholders across the group to create new products, services and solutions.
* Managing an innovation pipeline from ideation to ExCo approved business case.
* Establishing project plans and governance to ensure innovations are robustly delivered with a high probability of success.
* End to end project delivery alongside the wider business and in line with key business priorities, e.g. change and finance.
* Ensuring all project learnings are captured throughout the development journey to inform future projects and build innovation capability.

The successful person:

* Experienced in the end-to-end innovation approach, methodologies and process.
* Track record of innovation and bringing new products/channels to market, with evidence of commercial success.
* Experience of financial services innovation - including managing product growth across multiple channels and geographies.
* Track record of exploring and developing partnerships with other key team members to deliver on the business needs - especially those driven by emerging technology.
* 5 or more years' experience at management level within a financial services business, leading innovation and new partnership development.
* Experience in managing and mobilising senior stakeholders and functional SMEs
* Working across multiple geographies, including internationally.
* Commercial project management skills, planning, execution and presentation skills to name a few areas.

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