Innovation Ecosystem & Partnership Director - Ericsson ONE Beijing

Job Description

Date: Feb 14, 2019

Job Summary:

Ericsson ONE Beijing is one of the three innovation incubation’s hubs in BA Technologies & New Businesses that will help drive the growth strategy. We incubate ideas using the strength & knowledge of Ericsson with the agility of lean startup methodologies. Under our care, ideas mature from a simple prototype to an MVP and then finally become self-sustaining Ignition units, with the aim to future-proof Ericsson's business and empower an intelligent, sustainable and connected world.


We are now looking for an Innovation Ecosystems and Partnerships Director to join our creative, entrepreneurial and tight-knit team.. You will work very closely with the Strategy and Technology teams within the hub to ensure that we capture trends from an outside-in perspective, have the customer's voice guiding us as we explore new growth bets and have the right stakeholders in place for a successful incubation process. You will act as a trusted advisors and provide actionable insights, form strategic partnership and collaboration opportunities with internal and external stakeholders to Ericsson e.g. employees, customers (core and non-core), startups, incubators, venture capitals, and to identify user trends, to confirm or alter key decisions for the Ericsson ONE Sweden team. These insights will also be used to identify new strategic themes for Ericsson's innovation incubation process and identify new growth areas for the team to pursue.


  • You will identify key stakeholders and develop strategic partnerships in order to enhance the business incubation process
  • Support with industry, business, market, consumer, competitor, supplier, and technology analysis/intelligence
  • Create actionable insight and foresight for investment toll gates and screening, using an outside-in perspective and stakeholder engagement
  • Communicate insight and drive discussion internally as well as with external stakeholders
  • Manage strategic projects and networks
  • Develop and evaluate process, methods and tools for all incubation toll gates and sprints
  • Source ideas and collaboration projects for business incubation

Key Qualifications: 

  • Education:  MSc or similar relevant theoretical background
  • Min 5 years of experience of relationship sales and 5 years from the ICT industry
  • Proactive and Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Strong Understanding of emerging trends and the role of the ICT industry
  • Excellent Communication & Presentation Skills
  • Strong and diverse network in the tech startup &  innovation ecosystem
  • Adept at formulating strategies and concepts



Why is Ericsson a great place to work?

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society where every person and every industry is

empowered to reach their full potential. Mobility, broadband and the cloud are transforming the world,

enabling industries and society to provide better services, capture new opportunities, improve

businesses, increase efficiency, and create new user experiences.

Our services, software and infrastructure support every major telecom operator in the world. The

transformation that this brings allows people, business and society to fulfill their potential and build a

more sustainable future.

With about 101,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with

technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion

subscribers. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our SEK 100

billion investment in research and development over the last three years ensure that our solutions – and

our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.

At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big. Your ideas and innovations can turn into

achievements that impact society and change the world. Are you ready to be a changemaker? Learn

what makes YOU + Ericsson a powerful combination. Join us today.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0

billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the

NASDAQ in New York.


Ericsson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, national origin, ethnic background, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, union membership or genetics.

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Primary country and city: China (CN) || || Beijing || Consulting&SysInt

Req ID: 271198