SENIOR INNOVATION MANAGER
Abu Dhabi, UAE
: BS/BA Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Quality Management Systems, or other related discipline
: Any Nationality
: 6 - 10 years
: Engineering
: 01 - Nov - 2018
Job Description
Job Purpose:
 
Drive the development and creation of innovation and improvement-oriented culture in Ports through adapting appropriate models, methodologies and techniques throughout the organization.
 
Develop studies and deploy strategies for Innovation and improvement at all levels in Ports apply creativity, rigor, and collaboration to help plan and execute the business growth.  Help Ports to build their businesses by identifying business growth opportunities and to improve performance through innovation in services, processes, and business models. Support the implementation of projects, concession agreements and deals. 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Core Responsibilities:
Develop an overall strategy and management model for innovation and improvements at all levels in Port
Drive implementation, assessment, refinement and enhancement of the model
Create, enable and systemize commercial innovation initiatives 
Develop and deploy processes for effective governance  of Innovation and improvement processes
Develop communication channels and change management methods.
Leading cross-functional projects and teams, ensuring successful project evaluations and implementations. 
Conducting strategic analysis and developing clear and quantifiable goals and objectives for program development. 
Conducting market and competitor assessments; validating market opportunities, size and potential. 
Establish business incubator and support startups. 
Defining and applying a standard methodology to all program projects and providing the leadership skills necessary to drive them to successful completion. 
Working collaboratively with program colleagues to implement strategic program objectives. 
Determining which programs are relevant and profitable for the organization and which are not. 
Working with the Leadership Team to ensure individual program business plans are well integrated into an organizational plan, monitoring, and reporting out on program performance over time. 
 
Driving Improvements through projects:
 
Analyze performance of the company and divisions, identify focus areas for improvement and innovation and help formulate cross-functional team projects as well as joint projects with external entities
Participate in and advice taskforces for selection and adoption of new technologies.
Report on the progress and benefits of cross-functional problem solving team projects and joint projects Risk Reduction. 
 
Desired Candidate Profile
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
 
BS/BA Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Quality Management Systems, or other related discipline
Professional certificates and diplomas in subjects related to improvement and innovation (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, MP)
Language Skills: English/ Arabic
 
Years of Experience:
5-7 years relevant work experience in business strategy, management consulting or equivalent.
Minimum of 5 years previous experience in managing teams of at least 3 people
 
Nature of Experience:
 
Strong project management skills with demonstrated success building collaborative working relationships with broad and diverse stakeholder groups
Analytical ability with attention to details
Scenario planning
Strong Entrepreneurial vision   
 
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