Innovation Manager

Role summary

As an Innovation Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • End-to-end development from idea to realization
  • Working with internal and external teams to build an innovation pipeline to meet user needs
  • Driving the development of promising ideas covering both viability, desirability and feasibility
  • Understanding and navigating the end-to-end development process, including overcoming internal obstacles to launch radically new products
  • Working with the Insights Lead, Product Owner and Head of Development to evolve creative ideas into feasible solutions and secure the support needed for strong execution
  • Working with agility to systematically prototype, test and launch ideas
  • Contributing to executive meetings and board meetings where relevant
  • Appropriately and accurately representing The Collect Group at all times

What we are looking for

This is a role that requires strong commercial understanding and a strategic mindset. You are a great facilitator, an inspiring presenter and a strong influencer with the ability to create followership. A team player that understands how to build a high performing team around an idea and thrives when working with high levels of uncertainty and ambiguity. You will have significant experience within product/proposition/service development with a strong understanding of agile methodologies and overall project management capability. Experience working with multiple stakeholders at all levels is desirable, but not essential.

What’s in it for you

This is a fun environment with a collective sense of purpose, using bespoke systems and a unique approach. You will benefit from:

  • Professional development budget
  • Team lunches, after work socials and seasonal celebrations
  • 20 days holiday per year in addition to public holidays, accruing an additional day per year up to 5 years
  • Working in a values-driven environment where we are Agile and Energetic, Aim for Excellence, Challenge Convention and Do What’s Right

About us

The Collect Group is a national company with a local feel, developing solutions for national parcel networks, marketplaces and the heroes of the high street.

Expected start date: 27/09/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,000.00-£32,000.00 per year


Apply by emailing your CV and a brief covering letter outlining why you feel you would be suitable for the role to .. Best of luck!