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    • Date Posted
      January 13,2021
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    Innovation Project Manager

    We are looking for a high-potential and ambitious professional to join our team as an Innovation Project manager. You’ll be working in Programs – the innovation advisory arm of TNW. You'll make sure we deliver our many kickass innovation programs, thereby exciting our partners, startups, and other stakeholders in the tech ecosystem!

    Full-time · Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    About us

    TNW is a global brand that informs, inspires, and connects people who love tech through media, events, and services. Known for our annual flagship event in Amsterdam (15,000+ attendees) and; TNW also runs coworking spaces, a global startup database, custom tech innovation programs for corporates and governments, and online and offline events across Europe and North America.

    We're on a mission to inspire and inform the world about technology through media, events, and services – and each arm of the business helps us do it!

    TNW Programs is the team building bridges between corporates, governments, and the tech ecosystem. We develop innovation programs (e.g. Tech5, Vodafone IoT Challenge) that connect corporates with exciting startups and talent to boost their innovation power. We also help governments worldwide attract great businesses to their own ecosystems.

    We work with leading companies like Adyen, ABN AMRO, Deloitte, Rabobank, Accenture, Nestlé, and Heineken. Our government clients include South Korea, Thailand, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and more. You'll work in a dedicated and fast-growing team of 20+, with strong support from the broader TNW organisation of 85 people working across media, partnerships, events, and spaces.

    The role

    • Take end-responsibility for different open innovation projects and manage them start to finish
    • Facilitate workshops with partners to define innovation challenges and collaborations
    • Scout for and analyse the key solutions for the challenges we're trying to tackle
    • Coach the research analysts and scouts to deliver the best results over and over again
    • Match startups to specific innovation challenges of corporate partners
    • Initiate the development of new products, programs and process improvements to add to the fast team growth of programs and manage these initiatives accordingly

    Your Profile

    • You are fluent in both Dutch & English
    • You've 2-5 years experience in the field of innovation or project management
    • You’re passionate about startups, innovation, and you have a commercial and value-driven mindset
    • You're a team player and you have an aura of positive energy around you
    • You have great research skills and can process large amounts of information
    • Good understanding of (recent) developments in tech and startups, understand the role of corporate brands in the tech scene, know the tech community well and have preferably worked in tech yourself
    • You are a project hero. Meaning you are a self-starter and love to oversee and manage programs to achieve the best results every time again.
    • You have great communication and stakeholder management skills which help you level with all different corporate and startup stakeholders involved in our programs.
    • You're eligible to work in The Netherlands (unfortunately TNW cannot sponsor visas)

    Our offer

    • Open vacation policy
    • An online subscription to the Financial Times
    • Flexible working hours and a relaxed, informal work atmosphere
    • You'll build a stellar network and meet some of the greatest thought leaders and most successful entrepreneurs in the world of tech and business (seriously)
    • Regular entrepreneurial events and workshops
    • Fruit, snacks, drinks and great coffee (when we're back in the office)
    • Weekly drinks with colleagues and other TNW residents
    • An inspiring workplace at TNW South, with a bar & rooftop terrace
    • Weekly drinks with colleagues and other TWN South residents

    TNW strives to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all people are treated equally and given the opportunity to excel.

    Are you excited to join?

    In 2019, the Financial Times acquired a majority stake in TNW and became part of our quest to inform, inspire, and connect people who love tech through media, events, and services.

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