Jun 10, 2018

Innovation Ecosystem Manager Job Placement - Etihad Airways

  • Etihad Airways
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Job Description

Job Title:  Innovation Ecosystem Manager

Company Name: Etihad Airways 

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary:  The Innovation Ecosystem Manager is responsible for establishing a sustainable and thriving innovation ecosystem for Etihad Aviation Group through effective management of existing local and global innovation focused partnerships and the development of new partnerships with relevant government and private entities. This role will require a mix of marketing, management consulting and business development expertise, while having solid stakeholder management experience


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Policies and procedures: Follow all relevant policies, processes and standard operating procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner
  • Day-to-day operations: Supervise the standard and complex day-to-day operations to ensure that work processes are implemented as designed and in compliance with established standards and procedures.
  • People Management: Supervise the activities and work of subordinates to ensure that all work within a specific area is carried out in an efficient manner and in compliance with the set policies, processes and procedures
  • Health and Safety: Comply with all relevant safety, security, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment
  • Health and Safety: Comply with all relevant safety, security, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and build an innovation ecosystem for Etihad Aviation Group which consists of partners both locally in UAE and globally
  • Bridge internal demand and customers with external resources that partners provide
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration between EAG business units with ecosystem partners and startups.
  • Active business development effort to engage with local and global innovative companies and startups so as to identify opportunities for new partnerships for Etihad’s innovation agenda.
  • Conduct regular gap analysis to identify partnership gaps to focus engagement activities on
  • Manage existing partnerships and relationships with start-ups and public/private entities, serving as central point of contact for external partners
  • Manage a centralised list of innovation partners for Etihad Aviation Group


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years of strategic project management or business development experience, ideally within an airline and/or strategic consultancy.
  • Excellent client relationship skills and experience in working in cross cultural teams. Strong influencing skills to drive successful delivery of results. Proven track record in business development and of engaging with government and private entities.
  • Strong knowledge of hospitality/aviation industry desired.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Strong strategic thinking, integration and problem solving skills
  • Strong planning and analytical capacity and coordination skills
  • Strong business process understanding

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