Innovation Director

International Permanent £15,067 - £21,525 per year
  • Contribute to KSA Vision 2030
  • Lead the portfolio for a large scale not for profit

About Our Client

This is a unique opportunity to join an organisation who is involved in one of the biggest transformations in the KSA Region.

Job Description

  • Leadership in Innovation (10+ Years): Proven leadership in innovation environments, such as innovation districts, incubators/accelerators, or R&D/innovation departments within large organizations.
  • Project Management Expertise: Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale projects, including coordinating multiple teams and interfacing with diverse stakeholders.
  • Innovation Ecosystem Networking: Strong capability-building skills and a broad network within the innovation ecosystem.
  • Real Estate Management Exposure: Knowledge and experience in managing or developing spaces for innovation, including understanding commercial arrangements, tenant needs, and master planning in the context of innovation hubs.

  • Strategic Vision: Ability to conceptualize and implement long-term innovation strategies.

  • Collaboration and Coordination: Strong skills in coordinating efforts across teams to ensure program activation and success.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Proficiency in developing engagement strategies and establishing key partnerships.

  • Team Development: Capacity to build a high-performing innovation team through organic growth or strategic hiring.

The Successful Applicant

  • Education: Graduate degree in a relevant field from a reputable institution is compulsory. With a preference for candidates holding a Master's in Management or MBA.
  • Middle East Experience: Experience working in the Middle East, with knowledge of the KSA innovation landscape preferred.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English, with Arabic language understanding preferred.

What's on Offer

Apart from the attractive remuneration, and associated benefits, an opportunity to execute the exciting vision and growth story that they have for KSA.

Catherine Williamson
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+971 4709 0345

Job summary

Job function
Public Sector
Change Lead
Not For Profit
Contract type
Consultant name
Catherine Williamson
Consultant phone
+971 4709 0345
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