Senior Innovation Manager

Senior Innovation Manager, Home Printing Solutions Innovation
The HP Home Printing Solutions Group’s Innovation Team is a newly formed start-up like product and business incubator founded to make innovation the core of what we do. The team is tasked with understanding how the future HPS customer is evolving and for developing breakthrough ideas that will transform the future business, products and solutions. Be a part of something huge!

As the key lead for this team, the Senior Innovation Manager will play a pivotal role in shaping and setting the team and innovation initiative up for success. This team will be a part of the HPS Product and Segment Management team. The Innovation Manager will lead a fast passed cross-functional team based in the west coast. Location preferences for this position are San Diego, CA and Vancouver, WA.

The charter for the team is to:

  • Identify Game Changers for the HPS business
  • Deliver breakthrough innovation through deep customer intimacy
  • Build a pipeline of high growth opportunities that redefine printing
  • Get HPS and Print Staff to buy-in, believe and invest in killer ideas

Key Deliverables for this role are:

· Grow, motivate and inspire marketing talent; lead and coach a skilled team of Innovation Marketing Managers
· Help design and establish an innovation process for the organization
· Facilitate ideation sessions across cross-functional teams and build a prioritized backlog of growth ideas for the business that the team can explore
· Own the innovation pipeline for the HPS business and champion innovation within the organization at all levels
· Prioritize ideas from the innovation pipeline and recommend top ideas for the team to build out
· Manage ideation sprints on a rapid turn to go quickly from ideation through to concepts, prototypes, business cases to pitching plans to management for investment and funding
· Maintain a scorecard to monitor the innovation sprint process and measure success and risks
· Provide feedback to innovation team and management on a regular basis to set up for success

Key Skills and Expertise required:

· Entrepreneurial mindset a must
· Love creating things from scratch & comfortable working in an ambiguous environment in a fast paced environment
· Ability and desire to challenge the status quo. Be driven and self-directed
· Passion for creating new businesses, expertize in building business plans
· Exceptional communication and presentation skills; high comfort level in pitching business case and recommendations to senior management team
· Leading and facilitating workshops across cross-functional disciplines
· Strong project management skills
· Understanding of user-centered design; experience designing user interfaces, prototyping, and creating wire frames and mock ups

Education and Experience Required:

· Typically 5-8+ years’ experience in product management, product design, strategy, planning or related functional area
· Experience leading cross-functional teams and working in fast paced environments
· Experience working in a start-up or new ventures environment a plus
· BA/BS and advanced university degree (e.g. MBA) or demonstrable equivalent

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