Aug 24, 2019

Manager of Innovation

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Memphis, TN, USA
Full-Time Management

Job Description


ServiceMaster-Manager,Innovation & Development

This role, Manager-Innovationis responsible for driving organizational alignment for innovation initiatives. This individualwill managethe complete end-to-end lifecycle of innovation projects from initial intake through implementation and monitoring. The InnovationManager will be responsible forkeeping project teams on courseand aligned with the business strategyas well asproviding visibility into project status and progressand establishing effective communication with key stakeholders and executives.


  • Determine apparent and latent needs of the marketand customers and pinpoint gaps in ServiceMaster's offerings.

  • Identify business opportunities in early phases through ongoing dialogues with business units and other key stakeholders across the value chain.

  • Identify new and innovativeideas (technologies,concepts,solutions and processes)with potential application to ServiceMaster's diverse businesses andensure alignmentwith strategy

  • Partner withleadership to facilitate prioritization, resourcing, and project planning and create and maintainthe portfolio roadmap

  • Providevisibility and progress reporting to executive team and stakeholders on enterprise-level projects.

  • Identity and build relationships withinternal and externalstrategic partners to accelerate new product and solutions development.

  • Build, test, and advancenewconcepts with sound desirability, feasibility and viability to pilot stage.

  • Formulate and deliver thought leadership material to appropriate stakeholders within the organization to inform strategic direction, ecosystem development, and product roadmaps.

  • Sustain and optimize a self-directed team model, fostering a culture of curiosity & learning and delivering high performance outcomes.


  • Related Bachelor's Degreerequired. MBA or Master'sDegree preferred

  • 5 -10years' experience in business strategy, product development, product innovationor management consulting required.

  • Analytical, results oriented and process driven skills required.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize complex issues into market opportunities and tangible concepts desired.

  • Ability to grow best-in-class, differentiated and creative products through sound vision, strategy, roadmap, and execution needed.

  • Highly collaborative and influential, with proven skills in developing a consensus from diverse opinions in a highly matrix environment preferred.



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