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Lead Venture Builder

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Who are we?

At Innoleaps, we are always looking to connect with new talent. For our upcoming international projects we are specifically looking for freelance innovators in Dubai.
This is a remote position.

Founded in 2013, Innoleaps provides a scalable methodology which helps corporates create continuous growth. We implement an entrepreneurial mind-, skill- and toolset that empowers established organisations to build new ventures in order to drive future growth. The core of our methodology is lean iteration. The faster we can iterate experiments, the faster we can learn & find the right product features & understand the market.

We build the product and business ventures of the future within 12 months. We validate ideas and bring them from zero to first sales in retail and online. Our clients? Global corporations in the FMCG-market, professional services and many more.

Our mission is to empower global corporations to innovate and grow.

Since 2013 we have launched and scaled more than 250+ corporate 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. From our HQ in Amsterdam we serve many national and international consumer facing corporate enterprises like Nestlé, Frieslandcampina and Unilever and help them validate, accelerate and bring strategic innovations, business models and disruptive products to market.

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

What will you do?

Working at Innoleaps, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to our diverse portfolio: from Corporate Accelerator Programmes, Battles and Scaleup programmes to Executive Board sessions. We build and scale corporate ventures with an entrepreneurial mindset.

As a Lead Venture Builder you will work closely with corporate startup teams to unlock new growth opportunities and products. Activities include:

Lead an agile startup team for business impact

  • You lead your corporate startups teams to turn an opportunity space into a real product within 10-22 weeks or beyond (scaling)
  • You are in the driving seat of creating clear milestones, validation strategy and rhythm
  • You challenge and empower the corporate startup team to think bigger and beyond their traditional channels and formats.
  • You ensure the team hits the milestones with speed and quality.
  • You manage team dynamics to achieve impactful results

Practice and preach Lean Startup to build a scalable venture

  • You present Lead Startup principles in compelling workshops and pair it with direct application
  • You are able to balance the daily priorities with the ultimate goal of building a scalable and profitable business proposition.
  • You build and prioritize G2M strategies in retail and e-retail (D2C/eCommerce)

Ground yourself in the Consumer needs and journey

  • You are the expert in quantitative and qualitative consumer research. You know how to carry out interviews, surveys. You can identify Jobs to be done, create personas etc.
  • You link new consumer insights to a tangible business impact.
  • You advocate for pivoting where needed guided by the data.

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What are we looking for?

  • You are entrepreneurial and experienced in building/managing teams (able to effectively manage team dynamics)
  • You are an excellent communicator, able to present/pitch in clear terms and a compelling way towards your audience.
  • You are an excellent stakeholder manager (patient, able to listen, show empathy, or push the boundaries, create some tension and push things forward)
  • You are comfortable with having difficult conversations
  • You are highly organized and know how to prioritize.
  • You are flexible and adaptable. You like working in pressure cooker projects and know how to mix a corporate and start-up mindset.
  • You are fluent in the Lean Startup toolbox, Agile Scrum and Design Thinking. You know when to use which tool and canvas (CusDev / MVP Validaton / Financial Modelling & Forecasting / Fundraising)
  • You are fluent in English & Arabic.
  • You are a great team player, but also able to work on projects independently.
  • You have 7+ years of experience in Ecommerce, Innovation consulting or Startups.
  • You have a successful track record of building new products from zero to one and leading teams towards success.
  • FMCG experience is a plus.


  • A unique opportunity to be involved in a global innovation ecosystem and to learn from the most energetic, like-minded and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Access to a network of start-ups, entrepreneurs and multinationals that will inspire you.
  • When you join our team we will engulf you with a warm welcome from our enthusiastic team of great, committed and driven colleagues.
  • We offer an inspirational and fast-growing international work environment in which you can show that things can be done differently and you will get challenged to raise the bar.

Interested and recognize yourself in the profile?

Then we’d love to hear from you. To apply, please click on the button below. We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation as to why you are a good fit for this role.

For more information about the role, feel free to reach out to Bartjan van Langeveld (Managing Director) via email or LinkedIn.

We embrace diversity at Innoleaps and continually seek diverse perspectives to enrich our team. We’re committed to being an equal opportunity employer and encourage everyone to apply!

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