Technology Innovation Leader

Our client, enjoys a first-rate reputation through consistently achieving best in market product quality and customer excellence. As a leader in their industry, this company is experiencing significant international growth through market expansion worldwide.<br /><br />Our client is seeking a dynamic change, requiring the company to be more agile utilizing innovative technologies. They have decided to focus even more on technology by creating a new function - Technology Innovation and Digital Services.

Miami, Florida

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: The Technology Innovation Leader will support the development of a customized and agile innovation framework based on real life experiences and best practices that can be adjusted according to the needs of our client and that may eventually augment and replace some of the existing processes.<br /><br />Technology Innovation Leader is expected to translate innovative technologies into simple and smart solutions for customers while keeping financial objectives at the forefront. Must have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences through effective discussions and presentations.<br /><br />From strategic thinking through operations execution, the Technology Innovation Leader is responsible for championing technology needs of customers throughout the company as a vocal and effective customer advocate.
Responsibilities: <p>Build out innovation capabilities and transferring them into the company culture.</p> <p>Ensure to interpret business strategy and determine innovative solutions supporting strategy implementation.</p> <p>Develop technology innovation governance structure to fit in line with the company program delivery methodologies including any dependencies on other programs or departments.</p> <p>Frame, assess and prioritizes opportunities for inclusion in innovation pipeline.</p> <p>Leverage expertise with a variety of innovation methods (e.g. design thinking, lean start-up, ideation, prototyping, etc.).</p> <p>Turn innovation opportunities into clearly articulated concepts.</p> <p>Design learning agenda to guide and optimize concepts throughout the rapid experimentation and iteration process.</p> <p>Manage the process and monitors the progress of the various ongoing initiatives.</p> <p>Define and continuously refine a road map for innovation processes.</p> <p>Coordinate all cross-functional activities, represent customers internally and collaborate with leaders in varied areas.</p> <p>Oversee the complete budget of Technology Innovation function.</p> <p>Implement and manage multi-disciplinary technology innovation functions and activities for strategic direction and projects implementation.</p> <p>Assesses macro trends, technology innovation data, customer insights and business objectives to identify new innovation opportunities.</p> <p>Perform permanent benchmark of digital best-in-class experiences in this industry and beyond.</p> <p>Develops preliminary business case for all new concepts.</p> <p>Create on-going measures and metrics to ensure that the technology innovations are meaningfully and viable.</p> <p>Lead and implement change initiatives related to innovation technologies.</p> <p>Drive adoption and proficiency of changes within the company through effective communication plans.</p> <p>In conjunction with Senior Management, create a culture of innovative thinking speed and agility.</p> <p>Influence the overall strategic direction of the company, especially in areas relating to product technology.</p>
Requirements: <p>Demonstrable technology innovation management, ideally in startups or product design organizations</p> <p>Effective supplier management including contracts management.</p> <p>Management of multi-disciplinary teams.</p> <p>Excellent knowledge of key trends in technology and innovation, preferably in areas such as IoT.</p> <p>Master software development and data architecture.</p> <p>Proven hands-on coding experience as well as development team management experience.</p> <p>Excellent knowledge of product design cycle from development to launch and support.</p> <p>Highly analytical, and commercially aware.</p> <p>Self-confident, excellent listener, attention to detail.</p> <p>Able to work independently and organize own workload.</p> <p>Great interpersonal skills to collaborate with a wide diversity of colleagues in other disciplines and cultures.</p> <p>Excellent written and oral communication skills, and engaging presentation and/or storytelling skills.</p> <p>Confident in delivering business critical presentations to all levels including C-suite.</p> <p>Ensuring ownership is taken and promises made are delivered against.<br /><br />Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Business, Electrical Engineering , Computer Science field, Information Technology or similar is a must, Masters preferred</p> <p>Must be able to travel from time to time (10/20%)</p>