Innovation manager

We are Canada’s premier FinTech Engagement firm creating a stronger & more collaborative ecosystem.

We provide Corporate Innovation strategies to some of Canada’s largest and most successful companies.

FinTech Growth Syndicate (FGS) is a business accelerator that accelerates sales, partnering and marketing strategies for new and growing FinTech companies and implements internal or external innovation strategies and projects for financial institutions and technology incumbents.

We are deeply connected to the FinTech community and stakeholders and help organizations find partners and build awareness within the FinTech ecosystem.

We are excited to offer this opportunity to join a dynamic start up in the role of Innovation Manager.

Role Summary

Our ideal candidate will thrive on exploring the ”what’s possible” for our clients A proven innovation driver who accelerates client innovation potential. You will be motivated by the dynamic nature of start- ups which thrive on initiative and accomplishment.

Key Responsilbities:

  • Serves as primary lead on the evaluation of new product and service innovations that can drive the evolution of FinTech for our clients

  • Drives innovation as a methodology throughout the client’s organization

  • Prioritizes and socializes a range of innovation opportunities. Works with senior executives in the analysis of their long-term viability

  • Acts as the champion of the voice of the consumer in every aspect of the design or solution

  • Evaluates and maintains a breadth of knowledge of the full competitive landscape

  • Partners with the FGS and Client teams to establish and socialize a model for evaluation criteria of innovation initiatives

  • Provides Cross-functional team management and coaching

  • Consistently develops and hits budgetary targets

  • Encourages creativity and vision from each member of the innovation team

  • Brings ideas forward, creates proof-of-concepts for market evaluation and feedback

  • Creates process for handing over winning proof-of-concepts to implementation

Qualifications:

  • University degree with a GPA you’re excited to tell us about 3-5 years’ experience in FinTech innovation roles Exceptional project management skills

  • Experience working in the FinTech space or with start-ups is required

  • Able to work in a mobile fashion including - working from home, office, clients’ office, etc. Eligible to work in Canada

  • Some evening and weekend work required, as well as attendance and participation at special events

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; we will contact only those applicants selected for further considerations. Please note that submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefore early submission is encouraged. FGS will be pleased to provide an accessible recruitment process to candidates invited to move forward in our process.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit resume and cover letter, stating salary expectations by June 30, 2018. 

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