Innovation Consultant FinTech Village

  • Competitive
  • Brüssel, Region Brüssel-Hauptstadt, Belgien
  • Festanstellung, Vollzeit
  • ING
  • 17 Nov 18

Innovation Consultant FinTech Village

Innovation Consultant FinTech Village
[Brussels]
"If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." (J. Rohn)
Job descriptions can be so 20 th century: not clear, full of high level nonsense and above all the only thing you know for sure is that what you really will be doing will not be what was in the job description.
If you feel uncomfortable with the above: stop reading. You are more than likely not the candidate we are looking for. If you don't, keep reading and apply for an incredible journey ahead!

Your role & work environment

ING has innovation in its DNA. If order to fulfil our mission to "Empower people to stay a step ahead in life & in business", we have the following strategic innovation priorities:
1/ accelerate the pace of innovation (faster go-to-market)
2/ think beyond traditional banking to develop new services and business models
The mission of the Center of Expertise Innovation ING Belgium & The Netherlands is to enable these strategic innovation priorities by working on innovation c apabilities, c ustomer impact & c ulture.
Our main focus is on adjacent & disruptive innovation, not only on incremental innovation. The source of our innovation portfolio projects can be both internal or external. One of the ways the Center of Expertise drives the external innovation portfolio is FinTech Village.
FinTech Village is ING's accelerator program for the market leading countries Belgium & Netherlands, with additional support to other entities. It is a platform for ING to work with external tech startups to validate the desirability, feasibility & viability of their solution and the potential for a commercial collaboration with ING.

Your key responsibilities
End-to-end support for the run of the FinTech Village program:

  • selection process (scouting & evaluation of tech startups, organization of the alignment with internal stakeholders, defining key problem statements to focus on, ...)
  • run of the 4 month acceleration program (support & follow-up individual projects, organization of the masterclasses, ...)
  • event management (organisation of the pitch day, kick-off day, demo day, ...)
  • stakeholder management (internal (project teams, senior managers, & external (partners, suppliers, broader ecosystem, ...)
  • communication (develop & maintain communication calendar to create "buzz" about FinTech Village both internally and externally, manage communication channels, ...)

    We look for
    A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making ithappen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.
    As a Innovation Consultant FinTech Village, you will also need to:
  • Be a fast & hungry learner
  • Be a well organized, self-disciplined but flexible problemsolver
  • Love to take initiatives and work autonomously
  • Have great communication & networking skills in order to get things done
  • Have tons of courage & perseverence

    We offer you
    A clear purpose, a unique offer and a range of flexible compensation, other benefits and opportunities to invest in your personal and professional growth with:
  • Personal growth & challenging work with endless opportunities to realise your ambitions
  • An informal, dynamic environment with innovative colleagues supporting your endeavours
  • Training (e.g. business modelling, design thinking, lean startup, ...)
  • Unlimited brainfood from & exposure to the innovation ecosystem allowing you to work on your employability inside or outside ING
"The pessimists are usually right but it's the optimists who change the world." (T. Friedman)