EY Senior Consultant Innovation Strategy in Belgium
Senior Consultant Innovation Strategy
Requisition # BEL002A8
Post Date May 04, 2021
EY VODW represents the customer-centric innovation practice in Belgium and is a specialized team, delivering customer-focused solutions. Our focus is on helping large companies understand their customers better and design, build and launch new innovative products, services and corporate ventures. We support our clients from innovation strategy to working MVP and scaling new solutions in the market.
EY VODW has a multi-disciplinary team of + 100 professionals in Belgium and the Netherlands combined, and is part of a network of 1.500 + innovation experts throughout Europe. Our team has innovation strategists, product designers, data scientists, transformation experts, marketing technologists and product developers. We are located in the Antwerp innovation hub, the Wavespace (just next to the Berchem train station).
In response to further professionalize and grow our Innovation Strategy competence, we are actively looking for a Senior Consultant - Innovation Strategy to push our practice to the next level.
As Senior Consultant - Innovation strategy, you are expected to:
participate in projects with a top team of strategists, designers, marketing experts, and data specialists to help senior leaders drive growth through innovation.
identify client needs and propose the most appropriate approach to establish a successful outcome: project plan, budget, innovation governance, and the appropriate innovation methodologies
apply human-centered methodologies to establish the desirability of new business concepts
apply business & financial strategy and tactics to explore and define viable business concepts (new products, services, business models).
translate new business concepts into value and impact in a language that business stakeholders (executives) are familiar with.
organize, lead and facilitate strategic workshops.
join our Innovation Strategy Competence and help develop existing (and new) offerings, build-up knowledge, connect with our global EY network, and drive new projects
contribute as in ‘intrapreneur to the further growth and development of the EY VODW team
degree in business & economics, entrepreneurship & innovation, marketing, or equivalent …
You have at least 3 years of relevant experience in consultancy or client-focused project work
You master core consulting skills and used to work in team
You demonstrate strong project results in the field of Strategy and Innovation.
You analyze complex problems within client assignments and are able to deliver insightful and practical solutions in a structured manner;
You are able to build-up a professional dialogue with executive stakeholders in large national and/or international companies.
You are fluent in Dutch and/or French and proficient level of business English.
Strong team spirit, in combination with a healthy sense of autonomy
Excellent communication skills
A global mindset, eagerness to learn, and the ability to function in international teams
People management and project management experience
Technical knowledge and certificates
You demonstrate a good understanding of strategic thinking & innovation
You have experience in helping companies come up with:
New service concepts
New business model
You are able to understand and consolidate market data combined with good analytical skills to rationalize strategic directions (through a business case)
You are familiar with working in agile and multidisciplinary teams
Experience in industries such as FMCG, Life Sciences, Public sector is a plus (but not mandatory).
You are skilled in Excel and Powerpoint
You join a dynamic, young team, exclusively focused on innovation, new products & services, and customer experience;
We offer you an attractive remuneration package (competitive salary, net allowances and extensive fringe benefits: company car with fuel card, smart phone, health insurance, pension plan, etc.).;
We offer extensive trainings, both on technical matters, as well on soft skills and project management;
We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing profession might require regular travel, and at times working at client sites, we are committed to help you achieve a work-life balance;
At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.