Senior Manager / Manager, Innovation Management

IPI is an innovation catalyst, that assists Singapore enterprises to look for innovative technologies to enhance and grow their business. We work with local businesses, to better understand their day-to-day challenges, and with technology owners globally, to bring the best technology to address those challenges. We are a team of highly driven and self-motivated individuals, looking to play a part in making a difference to local enterprises. We are resilient and growth oriented, constantly exploring and questioning the usefulness of emerging and diverse technologies is a part of our DNA. Our work involves building strong relationships with innovation leaders, thereby enabling enterprises to grow through collaboration. We are seeking dynamic individuals with a growth mindset, who loves technology and understands business to join our team in bringing emerging technology into the market and help companies grow beyond boundaries.

Job Responsibilities:

You will be the innovation partner of Singapore enterprises, seeking to grow their business through adoption of technologies and expertise to create new or improved products or services and to differentiate themselves from competition. You will function as the bridge between these Singapore companies and their technology partners and technical experts from within and beyond the global innovation ecosystem.

 

You will be responsible for:

Supporting companies on their innovation journey

  • Play a pivotal role in value-adding to the business growth strategies with Singapore companies to identify business pain-points and uncover their innovation and technology needs.
  • Tap into IPI’s global innovation network and work with IPI Technology Managers to seek out and match relevant technologies that can address the identified needs.
  • Work closely with Singapore companies to render support to the decision makers, so as to navigate the nuances of adopting and commercializing technologies.

Supporting industry engagement and development initiatives

  • Contribute to the design and execution of thought leadership initiatives and industry engagement activities to catalyze innovation adoption.
  • Support various Open Innovation Challenges that IPI organizes for corporates, as well as IPI’s flagship event - TechInnovation.

Pre-requisites:

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant industry experience in general science and engineering, preferably in client fronting capacity, involving technology adoption or commercialization.
  • Exposure to new product introduction, project implementation and execution is essential.
  • Prior experience in a technology commercialization function would be advantageous.
  • Bachelor or Masters in general science and engineering, with the ability to appreciate and understand technology
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Technology Management, Intellectual Property Management or Business Administration would be advantageous
  • Comfortable to work in an evolving and dynamic environment
  • Knowledgeable in customer acquisition and retention
  • Skilled in stakeholder and account management
  • A good listener with analytical mind to translate business needs into technology needs
  • Appreciate and analyse a broad range of topics that are beyond one’s field experience or education
  • Able to navigate the challenges of new technologies commercialization
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent people skills to cultivate networks and build alliances with strategic partners