Innovation Strategist

We’re hiring!

Always at the forefront of developments? Eager to drive change in one of the top firms in the Netherlands? And looking for an opportunity to work on innovation in the legal industry? Then we are looking for you.

Are you an expert in corporate innovation? Do you have a passion for strategy? Do you have experience with setting up experiments, pilots and minimum viable products in a corporate environment? We are looking for a creative Innovation Advisor / Strategist, with a passion for strategy and innovation, to join our Legal Operations team and work on our innovation journey. Are you a professional who knows how to make a difference? Are you up for a real challenge? Then we are interested in getting to know you.

As the leading law firm of the Netherlands, we are always at the forefront of developments. In order to deliver the best value for our clients, we are creating an innovation culture where all employees feel empowered to innovate every day. In this fast changing environment, we need to pro-actively manage our innovation initiatives and strike the right balance between creativity and discipline.

You will join a small team that is responsible for the strategy and organisation of innovation. You will build and improve our innovation culture by organising innovation events and challenges to generate ideas. You will organise workshops and training sessions to increase awareness and develop the skills and behaviour needed for innovation. You will manage and improve the structure and processes needed to bring the right initiatives to value. You will guide and facilitate the execution of innovation ideas, ensuring they follow the right structure. You will set up and run experiments, build minimum viable products, do proof of concepts, and analyse and evaluate the tests to validate decisions and get results. You will grow our internal innovation network by collaborating with all types of innovation ambassadors and increasing support for innovation initiatives at all levels of seniority. You will contribute to strategically positioning the firm as innovative through all types of media, strategic partnerships, and collaboration with clients and suppliers.

Qualifications
· Experience in and a real passion for innovation
· Excellent strategic thinking and planning
· Excellent interpersonal and political skills
· Demonstrated ability to work with different seniority levels
· Result-driven and hands-on mentality
· Creativity and flexibility
· Good analytical skills
· Is highly disciplined

Knowledge and experience
· HBO / WO degree certificate
· 5 – 10 years of work experience, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience in the field of innovation and strategy
· Experience with project management, process improvement (Lean Startup) and business model innovation
· Experience with setting up and running experiments, proof of concepts and minimal viable products (Lean Startup)
· Proven track record in running or consulting in multiple business projects in different organisations and/or different settings
· Speaks English fluently

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