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Innovation Lab Director

Recruit 121 are excited to be partnering a global powerhouse in their continued goal of helping, supporting and growing Fintech companies from the start-up’s to the Scale-up’s to the global Fintech’s we know. As part of there investment they are opening up a FinTech innovation lab focused on working with innovative start-ups fintech companies at different stages to refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms. One of the key roles is the Innovation Lab Director . Please read the role below and we look forward to discussing it with the right candidates. Though the advert says London this can be based in Edinburgh as well.

Your key responsibilities

  • Initiate and drive new service innovation projects from idea generation to new ventures in close collaboration with stakeholders and external partners
  • Collaborate with functions within FS as well as with relevant centres and engineering teams within the company to enable successful execution
  • Collaborate with external partners, both large multinationals as well as start-ups with the purpose to explore and deliver new innovations and ventures
  • Ensure close collaboration within the Innovation Lab function to leverage the full global capability
  • Secure hand-over and diffusion of the innovation results for commercialization at scale and knowledge transfer
  • Develop the team in UK and lead the day-to-day business of the lab

Skills and attributes for success

  • A confident and natural technical leader that is comfortable in explaining Emerging Tech to financial services clients including non-technical stakeholders
  • Enjoys working with Senior stakeholders, collaborating to find solutions to complex technical problems
  • Identifying opportunities for and securing new business, including leading proposals and bid teams
  • A capability to direct a delivery team on all aspects of Emerging FinTech and to engage with client stakeholders to oversee implementation progress

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Proven track record of working with partners from small start up’s to global strategic partners, globally to create new business offerings
  • Excellent experience and knowledge of business model design, Design thinking Lean start-up etc.
  • A strong network of potential collaboration partners and capable of creating new partnerships to be leveraged within Innovation Lab
  • Proven track record in building and launching your own company or experience from entrepreneurship in large / Medium multinational corporation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Leadership experience and proven track record of leading diverse teams
  • Experience and successful in building excellent working relationships and operating collaboratively as a member of a leadership team.
  • Excellent professional skills and ability to work in a fast paced, multicultural and diverse environment.

A fantastic package on offer for the right candidate

Job Category: Tech Vacancies
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: edinburgh London

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