Principal - Innovation

Senior innovation contract working for large utility company based in Perth
Your new company
Primary utility company based in Perth supplying water, wastewater and drainage services to WA.

Your new role
Seeking a specialist in the innovation team who is responsible for the application and implementation of agreed innovation streams and for building internal innovation capability with internal stakeholders.

  • Support the day-to-day innovation function, including the management of the Organisations Ideas Management System (Ideas hub) and the Seed Funding Program.
  • Develop and implement initiatives to improve the awareness of innovation activity and build innovation capability across the organisation.
  • Document and prepare Seed Funding submissions for Committee approval.
  • Collate Innovation, Ideas Hub and Seed Funding Program Reporting.
  • Prepare, schedule and facilitate workshops with cross functional teams using key innovation methodologies such as Design Thinking, Lean Start-Up/UX and Ideation.
  • Ensure that the Organisations Innovation processes are best practise and align with other business processes, where required.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in innovation processes and activity.
  • Actively monitor and share emerging trends, technologies and start-ups.
    • Manage an internal network of innovation champions across the organisation to assist with idea analysis and drive innovation activity.
    • Using change management techniques prepare the organisation for any innovation initiatives.
    • Manage internal stakeholder relationships to assist with the delivery of innovation initiatives and drive maximum outputs from innovation Seed Funding resources.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Demonstrated ability to assess ideas based on feasibility, viability and desirability.
  • Demonstrated project management and workshop facilitation skills.
  • Sound knowledge of innovation and improvement methodologies (e.g. Design Thinking, Lean Start Up, Ideation, Design Sprints, Lean Six Sigma).
  • Working understanding of business improvement methodologies and principles.

What you'll get in return
This role is to start ASAP, on offer is an hourly rate paying between $62.33 - $77.92 + super, excellent work conditions, supportive team and contract extension for the right candidate.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Job Type
Government & Public Services
WA, Perth
Policy and Strategy

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Jennifer McGrath, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Perth
Level 1, 863 Hay Street

Telephone: 0892544534

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