Head of Innovation

*Large and rapidly evolving organisation
*Newly created high profile opportunity
*Business-technology value connection With operations across New Zealand, Australia, Asia Pacific and South America, our client is a leading provider of services to customers in a board market including transportation, utilities, engineering construction and maintenance, mining, railways and technology and communications services.  Working closely with both public and private sector customers to help them succeed through using world leading insights and solutions, our client delivers its innovative solutions anchored in the four pillars of safety, delivery, relationships and thought leadership.  Recent changes and growth provide a platform for significant business-centric innovation opportunities leveraging technology where possible.
Working closely with international partners at the vanguard of change and reporting to the General Manager Information Technology, you will be help create and operationalise an effective and sustainable innovation capability that can be scaled as required.  This is not innovation theatre to be led by an innovation evangelist - this is to deliver a pragmatic capability with the right amount of process at the right time in the innovation cycle to create the greatest sustainable value with the least amount of resources.
You will be responsible for curating an organisation-wide ecosystem including business, customers and the vendor communities to leverage an Innovation Centre established to optimally solution problems through repeatable simple measureable initiatives.  Central to this will be the ability for the Centre to show case innovative ideas as part of any bid processes and to ensure effective dissemination and dispersion of innovation across the ecosystem.
Success in the role will only be achieved if you have an ability to engender a collaborative approach across the varied stakeholder landscape.  Fundamental to this will be your enhanced partnering relationship, advocacy and empathetic communication style.    
Previous experience in a similar role in complex and rapidly evolving organisations will be beneficial.  You will ideally be tertiary qualified with a strong entrepreneurial bent complemented by enhanced levels of courage, resilience and adaptability.                                                                                                                                                            
Please contact Abinesh Krishan at '[email protected]' for further information
Applications close 12 Noon Sunday 22 October 2017
Job Ref: AK 1710-47077

Job reference: JO-1710-47077

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