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VP Innovation

Location: DFW Airport, TX
Job # 11601534
Date Posted: 11-14-2018
As the Vice President of Innovation, you will play a key leadership role in building and launching a transformational organization within DFW International Airport from the ground up. This role works closely with the Executive Vice President of Innovation and will own the discovery, development and scoping of new solutions to create a competitive advantage and transform the travel experience.  You will also oversee successful testing and piloting of new solutions, identify 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:
  • Leads the identification, development and evaluation of innovation concepts in a disciplined manner to maintain a strategic pipeline of innovation opportunities.
  • Leads the analysis and structuring of strategic innovation opportunities using appropriate design thinking methodology for insight generation to support ideation process to create value and growth in existing, adjacent or emerging markets.
  • Develops concepts and value propositions including feasibility proposals, business case development and strategic analysis - includes analyzing alternative solutions and partners to determine strategic alignment of the new capability or emerging technology and its value to business.
  • Maintains a pulse on innovation best practices within and outside the industry by way of industry, competitor, and market research to frame the innovation process. Applies the appropriate tools and defined methodologies to create and assess innovative capabilities and business models that enable the business to meet customer needs, maintain or grow market and revenue, deliver exceptional consumer experiences.   
  • Facilitates internal and external ideation sessions to define and nurture innovative ideas. Creates partnerships internally and externally for innovation to be most successful.
What you need:
  • Master’s in business administration, product development, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, or a related field.
  • Seven (7) years of experience managing large scale innovation, product development, strategic planning or managing business development function in a management consulting, ideation firm, innovation lab, or professional staff in airport or highly regulated service or field.
  • Five (5) years managing and coaching high-performing teams in corporate environments.
  • 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 success in managing multi-disciplinary team of innovation, business acumen, marketing and development experts to rapidly prototype and test new products/services.
  • Proven success leading teams and developing new products, services and business models through product development or innovative process.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research, insight generation, concept and value proposition development.
  • Ability to hold him/herself accountable to create unique, market defining ideas, deliver on deadlines, foster a creative environment and act with urgency. Capable of thinking blue sky while balancing practical application of new ideas 
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