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Sr. Innovation Consultant

Location: DFW Airport, TX
Job # 11601522
Date Posted: 11-14-2018
As the Senior Innovation Consultant, you will play a pivotal role within a newly launched transformational division of DFW International Airport. This role works closely with the Vice President of Innovation and will oversee the discovery, development and scoping of new solutions to create competitive advantage and transform travel.  You will be empowered to seek new market trends, create consumer insights, assess emerging technologies and their business relevance to develop ground breaking opportunities that solve internal business problems and drive market growth.
What you will be doing:
  • Develops concepts and value propositions including feasibility proposals, business case development and analysis that includes analyzing alternative solutions to determine strategic alignment of the new capability or emerging technology and its value to business
  • Assess specific needs of the business and markets to identify and tailor new solutions for those markets or stakeholders
  • Conducts trend analysis, consumer research aggregation, landscape/market analysis to support ideation phase of process and thought leadership
  • Leads the analysis and structuring of strategic innovation opportunities using appropriate design thinking methodology for insight generation
  • Develops and presents information documents and presentations for senior management to support innovative products, services and business models to obtain “buy in” and approval
What you need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years’ experience working within management consulting, product development, ideation, venture capital or in business development, innovation, strategic planning, product development, professional staff in highly regulated industry or innovation lab 
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above on a year-for-year basis.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.
What we desire:
  • Knowledge of ideation techniques including design thinking, LEAN start up, Jobs to be Done, and facilitation methods. Working knowledge of underlying ecosystem across product, marketing, technology and operations
  • Proven ability to develop business cases and express ideas abstractly and graphically
  • Ability to hold him/herself accountable to create unique, market defining ideas, deliver on deadlines, foster a creative environment and act with urgency
  • Skill in relationship building and networking to work both internally and externally to form strategic relationships that support innovation objectives and enhance innovation culture
About Us
We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees, and over the past five years we achieved almost every strategic objective and performance goal that we set out to achieve.
Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of nearly 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional Airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join our Innovation Division and help us re-imagine what an airport can be.
Bring your talents to DFW and live and work with purpose.
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Gyna M. Bivens
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