Director of Innovation

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£90 - £150k + excellent benefits
Posted
21 Jan 2019
Closes
29 Jan 2019
Ref
Rare 277/2
Discipline
Marketing
Sector
B2B, B2C
Business Type
Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Director of Innovation

Our client is a next generation business, founded on a belief that brand is one of the most important assets a company can have. On a mission to redefine their industry, they are laser-focused on results, using brand as a precision tool to turn strategy into action. Partnering with clients across all challenges, sectors and geographies, their diverse team of professionals use a blend of commercial acumen and creative thinking to transform performance in the areas that matter most.

Their team is made up of ambitious self-starters united by a generous, collaborative spirit. As you would expect from such a dynamic, fast-growing company, their people are smart and naturally enterprising.

Our client has 4 main pillars to their business; namely

  • Strategy and customer experience
  • Engagement and Transformation
  • Concept Development and Innovation
  • Campaign Strategy Creation and Execution

By combining business rigour with creative flair to challenge conventional wisdom and the status quo, they help clients develop new concepts and experiences that will enable them to grow their brands and businesses.

Digital technology and innovation, once viewed by many as gimmicks and insignificant, today permeate and disrupt every sector. Faced with unprecedented challenges, many clients ask how they can in turn disrupt themselves and broaden their strategic horizons in terms of size of ambition and inspiration. Our client helps them adopt an innovation mindset and make full use of technology to pursue new business models, to radically improve performance and to better listen to customers.

As their innovation lead, you will help to establish our clients’ reputation for innovation. You’ll play a key role in developing a unique point of view on innovation and then grow their concept development and innovation practice area.

The ideal candidate is likely to have a stint in consultancy and would like to / may currently work in a creative environment. You’ll need to have brand strategy experience and are likely to have at least 10 years’ experience.

We anticipate you’ll be an exceptional leader, with the ability to grow their innovation practice, employing additional innovation practitioners as needed.

As well as having a demonstrable history and examples of when you’ve grown accounts to extend scope, we’ll also expect you to have the personal qualities that inspire trust and respect.

Their approach is proving popular and they are one of the few organisations to have achieved ‘scale up’ business status in the UK. These are companies that have launched since 2014 and have a growth rate of more than 20 per cent over a three-year period.

This independent, international business is thriving and there is every opportunity for you to play a key role in helping to continue this success story and benefit your career
 

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