Sustainable innovation consultant

We’re looking for a project innovation consultant who can support us in designing and facilitating the innovation processes of our clients, and who guides clients in translating their sustainability ambitions into strategic future business opportunities.

Sustainable innovation consultant

We’re looking for a project innovation consultant who can support us in designing and facilitating the innovation processes of our clients, and who guides clients in translating their sustainability ambitions into strategic future business opportunities.

🔎 What we're looking for

To further scale up our company, we’re looking for a sustainable innovation consultant who can support us in designing and facilitating the innovation processes of our clients, and who guides clients in translating their sustainability ambitions into strategic future business opportunities.

In order to do this we believe a good project innovation consultant should be capable to mix these mindsets:

    1. Innovation oriented: You constantly see new ideas popping up, understand how to translate market shifts to another sector, and know where to look for interesting start-ups and research.
    2. Project management: Designing a good project flow and tailored tools,  facilitating the process, and monitoring progress.
    3. Output focussed: Allocating the right skills for the right job, setting up, guiding and briefing the project team.
    4. Building switchrs: Building out our innovation capabilities, creating tools and processes, and transferring them into our switchrs knowledgebase.

As a sustainable innovation consultant we expect that you already have expertise in both innovation management and in managing and setting up projects, and are capable at independently organizing your work and briefing the project team.

You’ll be the main point of contact for the client and will be responsible for setting up the co-creation process, picking (or creating) the right tools and innovation methods to push new ideas further, and will be in charge of finding and exploring new benchmark cases, innovation opportunities, and new business patterns.

🛠 Skills

  • Strategic business innovation skills
  • Project management experience
  • Workshop design and facilitation skills
  • You know how to find relevant sustainable opportunities and translate them to a client case
  • Business case oriented (basic knowledge on how to set up a business model and to make financial assumptions)
  • Good communication skills
  • Digital Hero (you’re not afraid to get to know and get hands on with new tools)
  • A critical mind that keeps challenging us

👤 Background

  • +2y experience in innovation consultancy
  • Background in design thinking and business development
  • You recognize opportunities quickly, can quickly form an informed opinion, and know how to communicate these ideas on a strategic business level.
  • Broad pragmatic view on sustainability and our global challenges
  • You have a curious and flexible mind, and are capable to challenge your own ideas.
  • You are someone who speaks up if you don’t agree, but also comes with suggestions on how to do it differently

What we have to offer

The topics we’re working on are often very uncharted territory, so this job will be challenging on occasions. But we’ve been at it for quite some years now, and it’s (apart from sometimes scary) also insanely rewarding, challenging and exiting.

You’ll get to work on the frontline of sustainability, shaping the companies, organizations and policies that will define our common future.

You’ll get the opportunity to be part of a group that decides to create change instead of complaining about what isn’t working properly. To approach our global challenges from an active and creative role, rather than a cynical and undergoing one.

📥 How to apply

We haven’t set a date or a deadline on this application. We’re looking until we find the right person for the job.

If you think you are that person, let us know!

Send us an e-mail (to: jan@switchrs.com, topic: Application sustainable innovation consultant) with some more information on who you are, how you’re interpreting this job, what you would like to bring to the table, and what you expect to take from it.

We’re really exited to hear from you!

🙏 Thanks in advance,

Manu & Jan