• Innovation Consultancy
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Salary

Full benefit package including medical/dental/vision, 401k savings options, paid time off, and outreach opportunities in a fun and collaborative environment

As a Program Manager - Innovation Consultant, you impact and help execute Vectorform's innovation offerings and services. The Program Manager - Innovation Consultant will be supporting the larger Innovation Consultancy team with a focus on Vectorform's strategic upfront client engagements. This position involves innovation management, facilitation, product management, scope definition, and support of proposals and repeat business opportunities. The successful candidate should have a strong desire and ability to be a catalyst for growth, ensuring program objectives are met and innovations realize the desired business impact. 

  • Incorporate program management best practices into client innovation engagements
  • Assist in executing Vectorform innovation sessions with clients, including preparation and facilitation, factoring in client requirements, and a focus on meeting deliverables
  • Contribute to the evolution of the Consultancy by further developing innovation tools and practices with the team


Essential Roles

  • Make real-time decisions with teams during preparation, facilitation, and delivery phases to ensure requirements are met and value is being maintained. May require improvisation and adaptability of skills during facilitation. 
  • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor/control, and close client engagements and the encompassed projects
  • Understand the full suite of Innovation Consultancy product offerings and tools; customize product development opportunities
  • Understand client background and context during the project to prepare future consulting and product development opportunities
  • Lead project teams on defining roles, ensuring accurate preparation, and help conducting retrospectives to be used in enhancing future offerings
  • Support account directors and definition teams during transition from Innovation Consultancy to innovation portfolio management 
  • Mastery of the Vectorform unique ideas and methods of the Innovation Consultancy practice.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Foster effective relationships with clients
  • Manage multiple innovation tasks or projects as they run through the client-specific innovation process
  • Work onsite with local client up to 20-32 hours per week
  • Customize Innovation Consultancy tools for client specific needs and culture
  • Customize and run weekly, monthly, and yearly metrics reports related to the engagement and the portfolio
  • Organize, task and run meetings, and track progress on multiple simultaneous initiatives to the caliber of our Director, VP and C-Level stakeholders
  • Manage technical resources and part-time support personnel on execution  level interim project support tasks (client, VF, or vendor) as needed
  • Collaborate internally to develop new toolsets to the IC offering based on experience with client
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What's Necessary

  • Formal program or project management training or certification (PMP, CSM, PINCE2, etc); agile methodologies are a significant plus
  • Familiarity with operational management and tasking
  • Ability to recognize the need for, as well as, to execute Change Management
  • Experience with Confluence, Jira, and business intelligence tools are a plus


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