Innovation Manager

  • De Volksbank
  • Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 17, 2019
Full time Communication Marketing

Job Description

About the function
If you are a doer Innovation Manager with a passion for innovation. You're going along with your team, with particular focus on the development and validation of innovative concepts. This is the methodology "Lean Start-up" central. 
It is therefore a unique role in which thinking and doing turns. 
Within our department concerned professionals who fit list, keeping pressure on his cool and who like to have a mark on an organization that is developing rapidly. People who like to follow the news and proactively to developments outside the organization (innovation and technology trends) can respond by making connections. Specifically in this role is the importance of creative thinking and doing very large. That means that not only are able to see opportunities, but also right away to get started.

You have

  • A completed Bachelor or Master of Science
  • Starting power itself, are proactive, enthusiastic and energetic
  • Experience with designing and conducting experiments (online)
  • Experience with developing simple websites (eg HTML, Javascript, etc)
  • develop experience with visual prototypes (such as wireframes, screenshots, etc.)
  • Experience in setting up ad campaigns
  • Work within incubators, accelerators, (own) start-ups
  • Interest in Innovation (FinTech)
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean startup and Agile Scrum

You are enterprising and good at managing and developing partnerships and networks within and outside the People's Bank. You have a vision and a great power of execution and have an eye for the various interests involved in the organization. Can you also for your creativity into concrete actions to achieve your goals? Respond to this vacancy.

What you get from us? 
Volksbank is different from others. We are an informal organization. We choose a good balance between work and leisure (such as The New Work). Personal responsibility is our top priority. Of course you get an attractive benefits package: a good salary, 13th month and plenty of space for training and development. 

About the department
as Innovation Manager you will be working within the Department of the People's Bank Innovation. The Innovation department acts as a pivot between the various departments such as ITC, Finance & Risk and the various marketing divisions of the brands of the People's Bank and is responsible for innovation in the short and long term. 

Within the Volksbank Innovation we apply smart to: 
o We are clever through focus; which means that we consciously choose how we go forward and we coincide on our competitors and others 
o We are smart in our approach; Open Innovation is the standard which we interpret to innovate with customers and community partners 

is focused on the (future) transformation central banks. Quickly understand and act on trends for the People's Bank of great importance to distinguish themselves in banking with the human dimension. Adaptability has become an important feature for any organization. 

We work therein preferably with external partners with a clear Outside-in perspective. Innovation division offers the organization a window on the world of innovative technologies, trends and startups. And where possible and desirable is translated into new products and business models. The department monitors, explores themes, develops concepts, experiments and realize new products and business models in existing and new markets. A true multidisciplinary department so. 

The Volksbank goes with brands SNS, ASN Bank, Regions Bank and BLG Wonen the challenge to bring the human dimension in banking. Together we want to redesign the current banking landscape in the Netherlands and sincerely put the best interests of our customers to make responsible choices in our business. With some 3,000 colleagues we are full of confidence and optimism to achieve this ambition. Do you have the guts to contribute to a change in the banking industry? Come help build our new bank and make a difference for our customers.