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Director of Technology & Digital Management

Job Title: Director of Technology & Digital Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH5581_1551055823
Contact Name: Karen Cheng
Contact Email: karen.cheng@kos-intl.com
Job Published: February 25, 2019 08:50

Job Description

About our Client

Our client is a major player in the lifestyle and retail business with an extensive operations in Hong Kong and China. Due to continued expansion of their retail and online businesses, they are seeking for a Director of Technology & Digital Management to cope with their group expansion.

About the Role

Reporting to the CEO and managing a team of 5, you will develop a holistic and forward looking view of the relevant technology space for the company and understand the level playing field in order to have robust external references to assess market attractiveness and competitive position of new business ideas or value propositions. As a team leader, you will connect with relevant formal and informal innovation networks and players to stay in touch with the latest trends and position the firm as a source of thought leadership and a credible partner for digital innovation in the natural and built asset space. In addition, you will develop and evolve clear innovation road-maps to stimulate and focus generation of new ideas in the most promising intersections between our partner's needs and digital technologies & business IT models. Lastly, you will also develop investment governance and manage innovation pipeline stage gates from idea origination to incubation, acceleration and finally scale.

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree and at least 15 years+ of professional experience with a specific track record in successfully managing innovation pipeline and/or corporate venturing, ideally at the intersection of natural & built assets and technology/digital
  • Passionate about the digital transformation of the natural & built asset space
  • Proven leadership capabilities in start-up / high growth environment
  • Broad and strategic perspective on the global technology landscape and the way it can be leveraged in the natural & built asset space, able to create digital technology road map and articulate powerful innovation themes
  • Ability to inspire colleagues, clients and potential partners with new ideas and discipline combined with pragmatism to implement them rapidly
  • Existing relationships with innovation networks and world leading technology, intrinsic understanding of the level playing field
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills: bringing multiple stakeholders from broad backgrounds and positions together towards defined outcomes
  • Proactive, practical, entrepreneurial, open-minded, flexible and creative
  • Excellent command of Chinese English, both spoken and written

Click "Apply Now" to apply for this position or call Karen Cheng at +852 3180 4921 for a confidential discussion. All information collected will be kept in strict confidence and will be used for recruitment purpose only.