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Director Corporate Innovation - Italy

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Who are we?

Innoleaps is a business builder that helps global corporations develop, launch and scale new ventures in an entrepreneurial way to accommodate the fast-changing needs of our customers. Our mission is to empower global corporations to innovate and grow.

Since 2013 we have launched and scaled more than 200 digital ventures across Europe, USA, Asia Pacific and Africa. In addition to our cool headquarters in Amsterdam, we have offices in Italy, USA, Australia, South Africa. Together with Startupbootcamp and The Talent Institute we form the We Empower Innovators (WEI) ecosystem. We serve many leading national and international companies - with a strong focus on FMCG/CPG and Retail, followed by Energy and Financial Services - by helping them ideate, validate, bring to market and scale strategic innovations, business models and disruptive products.

We are real business builders that distinguish ourselves with entrepreneurial skill sets and lean startup methodologies. As a trusted business partner we help our clients adopt an entrepreneurial way of working and thinking, embrace innovative methodologies to accelerate growth and build ventures or launch new core business products or services.

Our starting point is the Boardroom and the engagement with the C-suite; only when innovation strategies are clear, resources are allocated and a proper governance (“Venture Board”) is set, from there we jointly take the lead in bringing the strategic innovation priorities into real business based on the Innoleaps Growth Engine model. We have a proven track record with renowned corporations such as Philips, Nestlé, FrieslandCampina, Unilever, Spar, Shell, ING, Rabobank.

To fuel our growth ambitions in our Italian Office - opened in 2019 and rapidly expanding with multiple Startupbootcamp accelerators (one in Fashion and two forthcoming in Sports and Fintech) and with a portfolio of Innoleaps projects - we are looking to hire a Director Corporate Innovation based in Italy.

Join our global innovation ecosystem
Work with world-leading brands
Fast-growing international environment

What will you do?

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the full account management cycle: from acquiring new clients to creating proposals, closing the deal, onboarding and guiding the teams on the ground in their venture building activities to nurturing the relationship with all key client executives.
  • Growing our client base by bringing in new corporates in particular in B2C industries.
  • Acting as trusted advisor and thought leader to C-level and senior management on the topic of corporate innovation.
  • Contributing to realizing the Innoleaps growth strategy as part of the local and global Management Team.

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What are we looking for?


  • Experience with corporate innovation
  • Existing network at C-level/senior management of Italian and international companies especially in B2C industries
  • Sparring partner/trusted advisor at C-level and senior management level
  • 10+ years of relevant working experience as innovation leader in B2C companies (preferably FMCG and CPG) AND/OR 10+ years of work experience with strategy/innovation consultancy
  • Consulting & project management experience
  • Experience with multi level playing field and consultative selling
  • Knowledgeable in the field of key strategic developments in above mentioned industries


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexibility in handling and working in a scale up environment
  • Energetic
  • Commercially successful
  • Team-player who can work autonomously and is a self starter
  • Experience with target-related contracts and performance
  • Fluent in English and Italian (oral and writing)

Interested and recognize yourself in the profile?

Then we’d love to hear from you. Please send your resumé and motivation letter to Alessandra by June 15, 2021 by clicking the 'apply' button.

We embrace diversity and strongly encourage you to apply no matter which national origin, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or identity, race, age or disability you may have.

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