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Inventor – Management Consulting

Job Title: Inventor – Management Consulting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
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Salary: SGD12,000-SGD15,000
Contact Name: Mark Ellwood
Contact Email: mark.ellwood@ellwoodconsulting.com.sg
Job Published: February 17, 2021 11:03

Job Description

About our client

Our client is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. They combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across a multitude of industries, providing solutions to clients in more than 100 countries. This organization brings continuous innovation to help their clients improve their performance and create lasting value.

 

About the role

This team in our client are innovators who help organizations imagine new growth futures – and work to make them a reality. They believe the organizations that will be successful are those who lead, experiment, adapt and learn, innovating from both the inside out and the outside in. They help organizations for future readiness by using an experimentation-led approach to build growth futures (vision, products, services, brands, ventures) and create growth cultures (leadership, culture, capabilities). They are there to innovate at scale, which means rolling their sleeves up to create the impact we want to see in the world.

An innovation leader comfortable in blending a creative and strategic approach to solving organizations problems; you have proven success in changing cultures, inspiring leaders, and experimenting in organizations. You possess strategic and commercial acumen, are an insight savvy storyteller, and an expansive idea generator. You are problem obsessed, able to with a restless desire to deliver impact for the organizations, clients and the project teams you work with.

 

Your responsibilities

While role modeling our creative behaviors, values and methodologies, our Lead Inventors strategically lead projects in a new way. Our approach to culture change is experimentation-led, blending a creative “doing” approach with real commercial grounding. Together with our Directors they contribute to sales efforts, and can spot opportunities to collaborate with our client to scale innovation culture change. Lead Inventors leverage project teams effectively, identify growth objectives of individual team members and effectively balances team growth needs by mentoring our talent.

 

Our client is looking for individuals who have:

  • Razor sharp insight and intuition that can be applied to employees and consumers alike.

  • Understands human potential and how to change behaviours.

  • Strong understanding of how businesses operate, with the ability to translate that at both the macro (organisational) and micro levels (individual).

  • Possesses an agile growth mindset, understanding that organisation's of the future will need to have the ability to flex and pivot based on market demands and opportunities.

  • Knowledgeable about traditional organisational transformation approaches, but has the ability to bring in inspiration and new ways of working and combine them to create the best approach for the mission at hand.

  • Inspiring story teller – collects, creates, shares and inspires through stories, has the ability to sell a POV, not just have one.

  • Happy, comfortable and successful working in an iterative way, without a heavy reliance on standard process.

  • Encourages clients and project teams to try new things (through their own actions).

  • Generates new ideas, methodologies and structures to help us grow.

  • Ability to sell a point of view, not just have one.

  • Ability to be an intellectual juggler and operate on multiple levels on an engagement considering the past, the task at hand and incorporating their knowledge of organisation, people, politics, etc..

  • Motivates and inspires clients and their project teams.

  • Helps develop the skills of the people around them (on project and beyond).

  • Can make tough calls and have tough conversations with clients.

  • Ability to clearly see business opportunities and articulate them convincingly.

  • Is diplomatic but firm (embodies appropriate levels of bravery).

  • Can manage their own energy and others and brings passion to their work.

  • Writes and owns the POV and approach for new business pitches and proposals.

  • Creates, leads and grows long lasting client relationships.

  • Owns day-today project needs and client management.

  • Manages most senior clients plus any big issues throughout their projects.

  • Comfortable in front of groups of people large and small – enjoys delivering speeches and coaching individuals one-one-one.

  • Can scope and cost a project accurately and in the moment.

  • Understands and helps support revenue management.

  • Delivers against their set annual new business targets.

  • Ensures they and their teams are working profitably.

  • Minimum 8 years business experience in strategic growth focused work- including culture change, leadership development, organizational experimentation, capability building and/or innovation experience as well as a track record of demonstrating unlocking human potential.

  • At least 2 years of experience leading and managing teams – project teams or otherwise.

  • At least 2 years of consulting experience, partnering with C level individuals at top corporations.

  • At least 2 years of product innovation experience, either client side or start-up.

  • You are an idea generator comfortable working in an iterative way.

  • You are constantly curious about the world and use that curiosity in a truly productive way.

  • You are a natural leader, our Lead Inventors must possess the demeanor, business maturity, intellect and integrity required to establish immediate credibility with key stakeholders within the company. 

  • You are united by their 5 core values - Adventure, Impact, Passion, Love & Audacity and these come across in every project we produce as well as everyone we recruit.