Corporate Innovation Consultant

Posted 3 years ago

Job Description :

Brief description of role:  As a Consultant on the Incubator & Ventures Team, you will help accelerate how we explore emerging technologies and ecosystem partnerships to accelerate the build-out of our next wave of transformational marketplace offerings.   You will support the team in both an advisory and execution capacity, spanning two primary domains:  a) advising on the refinement and continuous improvement of our Incubator and Ventures operations; and b) executing on the sensing, scouting, and qualification of new ideas via internal incubation and/or ecosystem partnerships.

Key skills:

Must Have

  • 3+ years experience working at a start-up, accelerator, incubator, and/or venture capital fund (i.e. exposure to program operations, governance, talent development, etc.)
  • Practical experience with the Human Centered Design framework
  • Rapid product development (i.e. define, ideate, prototype, test & refine)
  • Marketplace research (i.e. competitive analysis, industry trends, consumer sentiment, etc.)
  • Financial business cases development (i.e. addressable market, serviceable market, potential revenue streams, cost structure, etc.)
  • Scouting and nurturing start-up partnerships
  • Client interviews, testing, and field studies
  • Developing idea pitchbooks, presenting, and cultivating buy-in amongst senior stakeholders
  • Strong passion to explore emerging technologies and trends, and distilling learnings into potential high impact use cases

Nice to Have

  • Progressing new insights, products, processes and strategies across a highly matrixed organization
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Previous success leading business, product, process and/or cultural transformation
  • Strong strategically, but with an execution focus and results orientation
  • An entrepreneurial drive, someone who is genuinely interested in and/or getting involved in new ventures
  • Curious, eager to learn, and self-motivated

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