Posted by Jobgurus Services -VERIFIED EMPLOYER VERIFIED28 Jan 1:59 pmIkeja, Lagos
Imagine Concepts Limited is Nigeria's leading multi-channel solutions provider of Mobile Interactive Communication Services. iConcepts applies its expertise in Mobile Messaging Technologies and its network of relationships with the Nigerian GSM operators, advertising and marketing agencies, media organizations and corporations in different industries to develop innovative marketing, entertainment, business and communication solutions.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Innovation Specialist
Job function: Information Technology
Under the supervision of the Senior Manager, Products, the Innovation specialist will be required to work with a wide range of staff across the iConcepts business. He will also work with network operators and with technical service providers, open-source development communities and local developers to test new and innovative ideas aiming at addressing real life problems using mobile technology.
Coordinate and provide support on overall innovation strategy and product road-map, including formulation, design, planning and implementation in close collaboration with the Content Unit, IT and Business Development where applicable
Proactively scout for new innovative ideas and opportunities in mobile technology
Promote and incubate products contained in the road-map to support the attainment of the business growth targets
Identify opportunities for new partnerships and lead proposal development efforts with mobile network operators in collaboration with the Business Development Unit where applicable.
Develop partnerships and network with local innovators, youth organizations, NGOs, cultural and religious organizations, the private sector, local media and academia to build and provide a space to nurture and test new and innovative ideas and build capacity.
Coordinate and support development and testing of innovation products to strengthen and improve efficiency and effectiveness of iConcepts service delivery.
More specifically, provide technical support for deployment of data-driven products and services including negotiations with mobile network companies and other service providers.
Train iConcepts staff and other end users, where applicable in the use of innovation products and processes.
Document tested products and ensure effective sharing and generation of knowledge on mobile technology innovations in the entire business.
Support iConcepts efforts to showcase successful product innovations at mobile technology forums
Set up clear monitoring mechanisms for effectively launched products to ensure their continued performance throughout the product lifecycle.
Advanced University degree in sciences, or other relevant disciplines, with training or requisite experience in Product Development in the Telecommunications industry
At least 3 years of experience with demonstrated results in Project/Program Management
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated communication and relationship building skills
Excellent oral and written presentation skills
Excellent team player with experience in creating environments that are conducive to team participation and effective coordination
Proven capacity to work with collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills
Experience in budgeting and coordinating projects
Clear upward communication and management skills. Results oriented individual
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