Global Director Technology Innovation

Incredible opportunity for the Innovation Guru!   

Remote - USA

Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.)

<p>Your Global Talent Partners</p> <p>Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.) is a dynamic and progressive international search firm with offices in the US and Europe. C.O.I. assists companies large and small, across international borders, to find highly qualified professionals to fill mid and upper-level management positions.</p> <p>We have an international team of executive recruiters and partners who understand business from a global perspective but also have an in-depth understanding of local business practices in a multi-cultural society. We are dedicated and experienced professionals with the ability to identify the perfect match in the shortest time possible.</p> <p>Our clients trust that we will maintain the highest standards of integrity with a commitment to deliver unsurpassed results.</p>

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Overview: <p>Our client has added a newly created function to help lead the organizations innovation within topics of next generation products and digital technology. They are seeking an IoT minded professional with a strong tech background to spearhead this strategy. It will be a hands-on role and your ability to explore and create will be a key driving factor to the success of this initiative.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> This opportunity will be a remote office role with travel.
Responsibilities: Assess macro trends, technology innovation data, customer insights and business objectives to identify unmet<br />customer needs and underserved markets to drive innovation opportunities and priorities<br />Perform permanent benchmark of customer experience, Internet of Things and Digital Services across industries<br />Using market segmentation, customer insights, competitive and market benchmarks to develop business cases<br />Build out innovation capabilities and transferring them into the company culture<br />Define the multi-horizon processes to deliver roadmaps that will help evolve the company from incremental<br />improvements of the business core to high impact value creating products with innovative technologies using<br />continuous discovery and delivery<br />Identify new Business Models and Go-To-Market processes with a New Product Introduction (NPI) methodology that<br />aligns all functions of the company for growth and profitability<br />Establish a core technology innovation business architecture that will help the company transform from traditional<br />core capability to new capabilities<br />Identify outcome-based use cases using modern User Experience Design to leverage cloud connectivity, machine<br />learning, artificial intelligence, increased product value from software, digitized user interfaces that are hyper<br />personalized<br />Develop technology innovation governance structure to fit in line with program delivery methodologies<br />Frame, assess and prioritizes opportunities for inclusion in innovation pipeline<br />Leverage expertise with a variety of commercial and product innovation methods (e.g. design thinking, lean start up,<br />ideation, prototyping, etc.) with internal and external resources<br />Establish value added relationships with new and existing suppliers to innovate and co-innovate existing and new<br />offerings with speed to market and optimum design<br />Oversee the complete budget of the Innovation function<br />Nurture a culture of customer obsession, entrepreneurism and innovation.
Requirements: Demonstrated ability to manage a multi-disciplinary innovation function in regards to strategy and implementation<br />Ability to manage suppliers and related contracts<br />Excellent knowledge of key trends in technology and innovation<br />Experience working in a software development and data architecture organization<br />Skill in developing and buildering new business models and teams with technology from product launch and support<br />Skills in computing, software development and software design<br />Analytical and commercially aware<br />Self-confident, excellent listener, attention to detail<br />Ability to work independently and organize own workload<br />Great interpersonal skills to collaborate with a wide diversity of colleagues in other disciplines and cultures<br />Excellent written and oral communication skills<br />Engaging presentation and/or storytelling skills<br />Confidence in delivering business critical presentations to all levels including C Suite<br />Strong inclination to take ownership and ensure others do the same<br />Must be able to travel as needed<br /><br />Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Information Technology and/or Computer Science field is a must<br />Experience in technology-driven start-up product development environment highly preferred<br />Minimum 10 years' experience in information technology and business resource management<br />3+ years executive-level exposure preferred