Head of Innovation

Location Singapore
Discipline: Data Science
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: career@bcg-rise.com
Job ref: 304463
Published: 8 days ago

Our client is a fintech startup looking to digitize the global trade finance industry using blockchain and distributed ledger technology.


  • Brainstorms with the product and engineering team to discover new solutions and approaches to old problems.

  • Collaborate with our existing customers, partners and other industry parties to ideate, prioritise, execute and review concepts and projects.

  • Formulates effective new ideas and innovative strategies for product development, partnerships, marketing, or other business opportunities.

  • Recognizes promising ideas and finds ways to introduce them into the company’s future plans and discards ideas that are ineffective, costly, not technically viable, or beyond the scope of the company’s mission.

  • Strategises with product development teams to transform general ideas into workable solutions

  • Analyses existing practices to isolate areas ripe for improvement or enhancement.

  • Encourages creative thinking in employees and finds ways to nurture innovative thinking across all areas of the company.

  • Follows customer responses to new ideas, tracks and analyses the success of new products or services, and responds to customer questions or concerns.

  • Monitors research and development of other organisations to spot trends in innovation and supplement research findings in the trade and trade finance industry

  • Evaluates the progress of innovation and adjusts the pace or direction of new projects in accordance.

  • Work closely with senior management in developing annual plans and budgets for product development and innovation

Job requirements ​

  • Proven experience in managing an innovation program within a corporate environment with a track record of delivering customer value

  • Must be able to work creatively within a budget and use innovation to find ways of more effectively managing resources.

  • Strong business knowledge, understanding of a variety of business practices, and familiarity with the trade and trade finance industry

  • Must be able to collaborate with executives, creative teams, research and development, and product development teams.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to persuasively sell ideas.

  • Must be willing to take calculated risks and manage expectations of both internal development teams and potential and existing customers.

  • Experience in fintech or high growth corporate start-ups is a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant business or technical field is required, with a Master’s degree preferred but not required.

  • Knowledge of blockchain, Corda, distributed systems is a plus

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