Open Innovation Expert (m/f)

      UNIQA Insurance Group AG

      Wien - vor 3 Monaten

      UNIQA Open Innovation based in Vienna and part of UNIQA Insurance Group AG is strengthening the team with a passionate game changer to enhance the company's digital ambition. Join our growing team of experts as a:

      Open Innovation Expert (m/f)

      The Job

      In this position you are at the intersection of business, academia and the growing insuretech and open innovation ecosystem. You are responsible for developing and managing our external innovation collaborations with business partners, academia and insuretechs. In this role, you design and develop our external innovation activities and manage and execute resulting partnership programs. You maximize our learning by identifying and matching innovation partners and ideas with internal operational needs from our local and international businesses. You coach and mentor pilot projects and coordinate our resulting innovation project portfolio. You are a thought leader and proponent of digital best practices, staying ahead of trends and educating colleagues and leadership on emerging opportunities and enjoy driving operational change at all levels.

      Your main responsibilities

      • Contribute in building up of our new Open Innovation team
      • Ongoing management, coordination and development of our open innovation ecosystem and partnerships
      • Active matching of our local and international business needs with external innovation opportunities and startups
      • Facilitation and coaching of pilot projects between external partners/insuretechs and intern business units
      • Education of internal stakeholders and business units on innovation trends and programs
      • Communicating effectively to keep internal and external stakeholders aligned and informed of progress, roadblocks and pilots on our innovation journey.
      • Driving education and adoption of digital best practices across the enterprise

        Your qualification

      • Technical or business related university degree (Master degree or similar)
      • Excellent Network within the Austrian and International Startup community
      • 3 - 5 years of relevant work experience in innovation management or related fields
      • Strong interest in emerging technology and transformational solutions
      • Excellent intercultural communication skills across both technical and non-technical staff
      • Eagerness to work with various teams/stakeholders inside and outside the company
      • Strong analytical, organizational and execution skills
      • Interest in acting as a self-motivated interdisciplinary change agent
      • Fluent in English and German
      • Financial industries experience is a benefit
      • Experience as a consultant is a plus

      Your core competencies

      • Implementing change and innovation
      • Action-oriented
      • Customer focus
      • Perseverance
      • Peer relationship
      • Drive for results
      • Experienced in intercultural settings

      Our offer

      • Motivated, self-driven team
      • Challenging topics in a dynamic work environment
      • Ability to shape and form rather than just manage
      • Flexible working hours
      • Office in the heart of the city
      • Family-friendly company with fringe benefits

      Annual minimum wage according to collective agreement: EUR 32.284,- gross. We are prepared to exceed depending on qualification and experience.

      We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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      UNIQA Insurance Group AG

      Mag. Ljiljana Nikolic
      HR Business Partner
      Untere Donaustraße 21
      A-1029 Wien
      Tel: (+43 1) 211 75 - 2155