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    £120K - £140K

Head of Innovation Portfolio, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Utilities, £120K - £140K

Head of Innovation Portfolio - Dusseldorf - €125K- €140K + bonus/benefits

This global firm are going through a major transition period and are searching for a talented transformation professional who has the ability to develop ideas and concepts to be turned into potential business models whilst owning the wider portfolio management for all innovation activities in across the group.

You will be responsible for:

* Owning the group-wide portfolio for all innovation activities in the group, keeping full overview on transparency about costs and outcomes
* Development, steering and appropriate reporting formats of the innovation portfolio
* Creating incremental business ideas, evolutionary business ideas , radical / transformational business ideas)
* Responsible for identifying and setting up preliminary business cases that can be prioritized, including outlook on opex and capex project budget for development and implementation of future valuable business models
* Coordinate innovation ideation on a group wide level. Scout and funnel the right topics and ideas, and therewith define the overall innovation portfolio, in close cooperation with the senior leadership team
* Interface to other group functions on all management levels (e.g. strategy, sales, services, trading, asset management and others) to steer, shape and funnel the innovation agenda
* Communicate the innovation ideation and innovation portfolio to Group Board and internal / external stakeholders where appropriate
* Lead around 10 direct hierarchical reports and numerous functional reporting lines depending on innovation agenda and innovation agenda or ideation and portfolio processes


* Relevant university degree in economics, engineering or science
* Leadership experience in start-up / innovation environment
* Excellent conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking combined with the ability to prioritize from a holistic view
* Demonstrated strategic understanding of energy market trends, customer strategy and requirements
* Ability to work independently and under high pressure, and motivate others to deliver good results
* Distinct leadership capabilities with ability to integrate diverse cultures and to cope with fast-changing business environment
* Strong personal credibility, excellent team-working skills and ability to build strong working relationships across the Group
* Creative and open-minded individual with ability to think out of the box and inspire others to work outside their known areas
* Excellent communication skills, fluent in English

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global firm where you will have the ability to make a meaningful impact on the future of the business.

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Head of Innovation Portfolio - Dusseldorf - €125K- €140K + bonus/benefits

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