Head of Innovation Development

Tapingo is the #1 mobile commerce app on campus. Students on 200+ college campuses around the US use Tapingo to get what they want, when they want, where they want. Come and join the Tapingo team on our mission to help customers save time and allow them to wait less, live more!

We’re looking for an amazing Head of Innovation Development to identify and own new business initiatives that will extend our product line and accelerate growth on our platform. Reporting to our Chief Marketing Officer, the ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial, energetic person who will think outside the box of our current offerings (food pickup and delivery) and innovate on new ways we can serve our customer base.

This highly visible, cross-functional role is a great opportunity to combine your strategic vision and operational expertise to bring new opportunities to life.


  • Analyze opportunities, evaluate risk, and develop business cases for new initiatives outside our existing core business
  • Influence across the organization for resources to launch pilot programs, with an eye towards long-term scalable growth
  • Operationalize and measure existing initiatives on new business roadmap
  • Partner with the executive team on ad hoc strategic projects

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in strategy and operations roles with responsibility for ideation and execution
  • Previous experience as a founder or entrepreneur strongly preferred
  • Experience in a highly analytical field, including product management, marketing, consulting, banking, or business operations
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile startup environment
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Deep expertise at building influence among cross-functional partners and teams


  • Equity
  • Competitive salaries
  • Apple or PC equipment...your choice
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Happy hours and offsites
  • A voice

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