Open Innovation Manager

Open Innovation Manager

Kindred Group

Antwerp, Belgium

About the role

Kindred Futures, the strategic or transformational innovation arm of the Kindred Group, is seeking a new member of its team.

What will you be doing

  • Your main responsibility will be to further develop our open innovation partnership approach as we seek to tap into and leverage the energy, creativity and vision of the Dutch start up and innovation community. You will be working flexibly, interacting with colleagues from Kindred's different brands and offices across the world to develop partnerships with Dutch innovators. You will also be responsible for identifying and developing strategic opportunities through insights led research and prototyping.
  • We believe that you know your way around the innovation and start up ecosystem and have the knowledge and contacts and network to find the right partners for us in every situation.
  • We believe you are highly creative, able to create opportunity and value from every situation and development. We believe you are a natural networker, able to inspire and influence both colleagues and partners.
  • We believe you will become a key player in creating future value for the Kindred Group and so ensuring its ongoing success and growth.
  • This role is both exciting and unique, and will provide an excellent opportunity for the right individual.

Key accountabilities of this role are

  • Deliver the KPI's for the open innovation programme;
  • Build and maintain a community of partners and potential future partners from the Dutch start up world;
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to design and deliver open innovation partnerships;
  • Influence and inspire internal and external stakeholders;
  • A relentless customer focus;
  • Foster an insights led environment to identify new business and strategic opportunities.

What have you done

  • Circa five years + of relevant experience;
  • Experience of working within the start up ecosystem, ideally within an open innovation framework;
  • Data literate and/or computer science background;
  • An instinct of opportunity and business value;
  • A healthy curiosity;
  • Passionate about new trends, new technology and creative solutions;
  • Experience in leading people and teams;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills ..and finally…..a passion for gambling is essential;
  • Degree level education essential.

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