Incubation Lead - Asia Innovation Lab

Our client is transforming the workplace of the future with its customer-centric solutions and hardware for the digitally connected world. They are committed to create new values for the society with their expertise. From information management to technology enabling tools, the solutions help organizations improve their time to information, support mobility, and optimize business processes with workflow automation.

Their Innovation Labs are in a few cities around the globe with the aim to transform the company’s core business by harnessing innovative technologies to expand into new markets. It drives corporate innovation by managing the entire lifecycle of new business development, from ideation to actual business realization. Partnerships with startups, research institutes, accelerators and incubators, venture investment firms, and thought-leaders help identify future trends and incorporate disruptive technologies into a growing portfolio of solutions. Focus areas include healthcare, hospitality, robotics, connected intelligent ecosystems (IoT) and Analytics.

 

Overall Responsibility:

Overall responsible for product management and development of new businesses. This involve customer development, incubating and commercializing of new line of businesses through working with core business units.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use research and voice of customers from the APAC region, to plan and prioritize idea development programs and provide inputs for the business requirement for development of the prototype
  • Provide strategic leadership and product management throughout the incubation lifecycle
  • Develop and monitor critical success factors for the service in line with the business plan
  • Manage the development roadmap for the designated service lines
  • Establish accountability to formulate business cases, create requirements and manage products to delivery and ongoing product management post-launch
  • Manage the project budget to fund development, contracted development, as well as 3rd party partnerships as required.
  • Ability to establish standard funding/governance guidelines to source development

 

Must-Haves:

  • Degree in a Marketing, Engineering, IT or related discipline

  • Experience in Analytics, Hospitality, Education or Healthcare industry highly desired

  • 10 + years of experience in high technology Product/Services Development Management

  • Experience in defining, managing and launching a services portfolio.

  • Demonstrable track record of analyzing market/product trends/requirements to create new ideas for innovation

  • Experience working directly with customers and working collaboratively with Sales (and other functions) to work through customer issues / requirements

  • Ability to present / translate customer requirements into requirements that are presented to the solution development team

  • Ability to coordinate efforts with Sales, Engineering and Marketing and cross-functional departments to achieve positive end results

  • Strong project management and execution skills

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team and across the APAC region internally and externally

 

 

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