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Head of Digital Innovation - New Technology & E-commerce

Job Title: Head of Digital Innovation - New Technology & E-commerce
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Industry: Sales & Marketing, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Reference: BBBH8305_1540103271
Contact Name: Karen Cheng
Contact Email: karen.cheng@kos-intl.com

Job Description

About our Client

Our client is a well known and highly reputable listed company in the retail sector and they combine traditional and digital strategies to transform their business in Hong Kong and Greater China. With their continuous expansion in their business and constantly seeking for new startups partnership, an excellent opportunity has arisen for a high-calibre professional to join the Digital Innovation team.

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 roadmaps to stimulate and focus generation of new ideas in the most promising intersections between our partner's needs and digital technologies & business 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 10+ 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
  • Experience in corporate venturing and/or (digital) incubators both from a governance / stage gate management and coaching / capability building perspectives, excellent at developing sound business cases
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a global matrix organization and to deal with different cultures worldwide
  • 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.