Are you the creative realistic innovator who will guide our multinational customer towards the development of customer needed, marketing wanted and environment helping solutions for beverage dispensing and vending.
Your Tasks & Responibilities
You are a master in fuzzy front end Innovation from idea to opportunity, strategy and business feasibility/opportunity.
Inspirator-Connector: you bring together the "right" people from different disciplines and angles: the technical focused people - marketing - product & packaging R&D
You are the manager of the innovation projects:
you evaluate market(s) trends and needs
you scout the market for technologies and opportunities,
you evaluate in an organized way the viability of an idea: desirability, technical feasibility, financial and business doable,...
Not only do you spot opportunities - you go beyond dreaming - you make things happen.
You maintain your innovation pipeline by translating company strategies into actions.
Communication is critical in this role: with all stakeholders, management, colleagues, peers, ...
You win their trust, buy in and eagerness to participate in your/their projects.
You never cease to question and learn.
You (help/manage) create the future of beverages and dispensing an ways we do are not (yet) thinking of.
Your main skills are managing innovation projects from before an idae exists to realization and feeling the satisfaction of seeing it in the market.
So a product developer/development engineer surely is a plus.
Your communication skills are impeccable: not only verbal or written but also from a EQ perspective: you are able to understand the different stakeholders, the way they think, function, their needs.
You have good multidisciplinary technical skills in order to be able to evaluate new technologies and their opportunity for your crusade.
Project management skills - and keeping the overview of the multitude of projects - is essential.
You have experience in product and/or innovation management where your market knowledge and insights go hand in hand with technological baggage.
Experience in a development and technological environment is highly recommended.
You own the true innovation consultancy skills: analytical, synthesizing and problem solving abilities.
You are open, have a positive charisma and commercial flair.
You can take initiative, are self-assured, motivated, inquisitive and ready to listen.
You work structured and thematic in a methodological manner and strongly maintain the helicopter vision.
You undoubtedly have a drive to change.
Preferably you are familiar with the way of working of a corporate multinational.
Speaking and writing fluent in English is an absolute must. Knowledge of French, German, Dutch is an asset.
Verhaert Masters in Innovation as well as our customer are challenging environments with a firm ambition to manage innovation processes in a proactive and realistic manner.
You are given the opportunity to lead the corporate on the innovation path of dispense & vending.
You work together in multidisciplinary teams for the most diverse companies in many sectors.
You build with a result-oriented (often technological) focus your personal and company growth in the world of innovation.
You will be able to develop your professional, personal, innovation & entrepreneurial skills during the challenging project.