Innovation manager - --South West London

£50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits

My client, a leading handset R&D company is currently looking for an Innovation Manager

You will be responsible for identifying and evaluating unique advanced technology for potential collaboration and leveraging their network to identify technologies. The technologies should be commercial grade in the next four years, and create uniqueness to the product line-up. The technologies typically are unique hardware or components, materials, or core algorithms (not software and services) and collaboration partners can include universities and leading professors, research institutes, start-ups and spinout companies. Job expectations include in-depth technology theme writing, provide short technology trends insights and to support ad-hoc requests from HQ. Essential Job Functions: • Identify and evaluate sources (start-ups, universities, etc.) of promising advanced technologies in Europe • Assist with the structuring and execution of collaborations between my client and external parties • Facilitate and support communication between teams • Act as project coordinator during execution of collaboration • Communicate collaboration results to internal groups .You will have a combination of a business and technical background - Understanding about both user benefit/experience and market/technology trends - Extensive network with VC’s, Start-ups, and Universities - Technology assessment skills - Team spirited Self-starter and ability to operate independently - Fluent in English, both written and spoken Desirable: - R&D, Start Up or investment background - Strong candidates will have experience with contract management and business development - Product planning, development, or management experience - Ability to effectively communicate with senior executives - Secondary European language

Please call/email for further details if interested.

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  • Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • Consultant: Guy Quantrell
  • Phone: 01392 666060

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