Innovation Manager

  • Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
  • Category
    Energy - Renewable Energy
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Energy
  • External Reference
    558

Innovation Manager


Pontoon have an exciting opportunity for an Innovation Manager to join a major client in Warwick on a permanent basis.


Working hours: Monday - Friday


Location: Warwick


Salary: Negotiable


Job Description:


Pontoon has an exciting opportunity for an Innovation Manager to identify and validate opportunities for new revenue streams or customer benefits that do not exist today. This role is specifically designed to deliver disruptive innovation across our client's UK business, taking projects from ideation through to a validated business case for scale up.


This role could take the form of, building an ecosystem and trading platform that reduces costs for consumers by connecting them via a Peer to Peer trading platform, leveraging distributed storage devices (batteries, busses, hydro etc) with large scale Generation (solar, wind etc) to support the transmission or distribution network in times of need.


Duties:


As an Innovation Lead/Manager, you will be responsible for the discovery validating and building a compelling business case to grow the initiative



Key responsibilities of the Innovation Lead/Manager:




  • Being the Innovation Lead/Manager, you will live and breathe innovation - understanding business needs through tactful and meaningful conversations with multiple stakeholders

  • Be the coordinator of the new technologies across the group

  • Have the passion and enthusiasm to go where you need to go to discover new technologies for implementation or acquisition

  • Identifying and validating opportunities for new revenue streams or customer benefits that do not exist today

  • must have hands on experience in lean agile and design thinking principles

  • Able to develop strategies and initiatives

  • Able to lead on planning and delivery of improvement and innovation services

  • Ability to project manage a range of projects successfully including ones that are complex and high value

  • Ability to train, support, coach and motivate staff in change management

  • Ability to facilitate creative discussions


It would be great to see candidates with:



  • An inquisitive nature

  • Personable - Great at speaking to stakeholders

  • Business focused

  • Strong inter-personal skills

  • Business analysis

  • Commercial negotiation

  • A strong teamwork ethic to work with the whole business sector team

  • Good communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels of a business

  • Attention to detail

  • A love of sector and in particular, new technologies

  • Patient, confident, hardworking and collaborative

  • Problem solver

  • Innovative thinker

  • Ability to work effectively with senior staff and Members

  • Ability to effectively influence

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Ability to present complex messages in an understandable way

  • Effective communication - written, verbal and presentational






Pontoon is part of the Adecco Group which is an equal opportunities employer. If you do not hear from one of our consultants within 7 days of applying for this role, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance. Your CV will be kept on file and you will be considered for future vacancies that match your skills.



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Please apply with your CV to: Samantha Walker