partnerships & innovation manager in stratford

26 June 2018
smr portchester, randstad inhouse services
job type
£ 70,000 - £ 80,000 per year, benefits package
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stratford, london
marketing & PR
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 70,000 - £ 80,000 per year, benefits package
reference number
smr portchester, randstad inhouse services
02392 387 637
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job description

FoE Partnerships & Innovation Manager

Ford Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 52,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 66,000 people within their joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses. The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 - the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.

Ford is continuing its expansion into the mobility arena and focussing on new transport initiatives by addressing the needs of major European cities. Ford will work closely with European city planners, public transport agencies and communities to tackle urban transportation challenges and opportunities and create solutions for the changing needs of both urban dwellers and cities.

The Partnership and Innovation team is a new group within the European Ford Smart Mobility (FSM) function.

This new team has two major responsibilities:

* To identify, prioritise and nurture potential partnership opportunities with a range of external activities (eg. Academic, Start-Up, Commercial) that can accelerate FSM solution and business development teams
* To invigorate the FSM innovation process, swiftly evaluating internally and externally generated proposals that can enhance existing FSM solutions or address new opportunities

Position Responsibilities

* Identify FSM needs and opportunities to reinforce and expand customer focused product-service offers
* Build and maintain network of internal and external contacts that consistently add value to FSM ability to create, develop and deploy mobility services across Europe
* Actively facilitate idea generation, development and assessment in conjunction with internal and external partners
* Prioritizing critical few proposals for further development, with particular focus on business planning, maintaining balance of strategic (Far) and tactical (Near) activities
* Integrate activities with key stakeholders in FordX, FSM, R&A, GDIA, IT, Corporate Strategy, leveraging indirect skills and capabilities
* Prepare and present succinct evidenced customer, business and technology proposals to senior forums for funding approval
* Lead cross organizational 'proof of concept' workstreams to meet agreed scope on time, on cost and on quality

Qualifications and Skills

* Networking and personal communication skills to foster diverse relationships
* Innovation leadership including team facilitation in creative environment
* Administration skills to actively manage partnership and innovation opportunities
* Strategic planning experience in automotive or relevant technology sector
* Business model development and business value assessment
* Ability to work within a fast moving, often ambiguous environment
* Experience forming and leading high performing cross organizational teams
* Educated to Degree level

Additional Information

* The position is based at the FoE Smart Mobility Innovation Office at Here East, Stratford
* The position will require strong interface with FSM teams across Europe and appropriate travel to visit potential partners and other stakeholders


Applying principle of differentiation to marketing plans,Applying strategies for targeting to marketing projects,Completing analyses of competitors,Conducting SWOT Analyses,Creative

educational requirements