Innovation Coach - Ericsson ONE Beijing

Job Description

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Predicting the future is fun - creating it is empowering! @EricssonONE, we do both by giving our employees the freedom to #ThinkBig , #FailFast and use an #EntrepreneurMindset . Here, your ideas mature from a simple prototype to a self-sustaining ignition unit that can future-proof Ericsson's business and empower an intelligent, sustainable and connected world. Have you ever wondered how meaningful your daily contribution could be if you were given the chance to work in an innovation hub using the strength of a big company like Ericsson and the agility of lean startup methodologies? If yes, this career opportunity will certainly be of interest to you!

We are looking for a passionate, ambitious and professional Growth Lead who wants to make an impact. We are a highly driven, creative and entrepreneurial team and we are now looking for an experienced Growth Lead to join us. Bringing leadership skills, startup experience and a growth mindset on our mission to drive our growth strategy in the business area of Technologies & Emerging Businesses. The Growth Lead is involved in teaching, coaching, challenging and developing individuals and teams who are incubating projects at various stages of maturity. You will support incubation units to amplify their value proposition, navigate early stage customer interactions, scale their offering and explore business models and GTM approaches. You will foster a creative and learning culture, and provide feedback to the Strategy, Technology and Ecosystem teams to guide investment decisions and strategic partnership choices.

What you will do as a Growth Lead

-Source ideas and collaboration projects for business incubation

-Screen incoming ideas for high potential projects that should proceed to prototyping or MVP toll gates in the incubation process

-Coach multiple incubation projects ranging from early stage MVPs with a first friendly customer to more mature projects which are preparing to launch a product offering to reach their next milestones; Improve sales and marketing capabilities and test go to market strategies with the project teams; Guide and support the lean business model development

-Develop and evaluate process, methods and tools for all incubation toll gates and sprints

-Create actionable insight and foresight for investment toll gates and screening, using an outside-in perspective and stakeholder engagement

-Identify gaps and support with early stage business development and industrialization

-Support with industry, business, market, consumer, competitor, supplier, and technology analysis/intelligence

-Communicate insight and drive discussion internally as well as with external stakeholders

-Develop and improve the team dynamics and individuals’ capabilities through coaching

-Provide project investment and divestment feedback to the Head of Ericsson One Beijing


General requirements for all profiles:

-Experience with being a part of building a startup where you have failed and learnt
-Have an eagerness to impact and influence the world through technology and business
-You have excellent skills in building relationships and partnerships

Key qualifications:
-MBA or relevant business degree
-Experience in one or more of the following areas:
In founding a company/companies (especially B2B)
In venture capital
In working with early stage product development

-Strong communication/English skill
-Experience with formulating strategies and concepts that need to pivot frequently

-Excellent Project and Program Management Skills


Plus qualifications:

-Knowledge of common methodologies and tools for developing early idea businesses: Lean Business Model Canvas, Lean Startup, Design Thinking
-Experiences in the field of Information and Communication Technology, and relevant industries such as automotive, manufacturing, logistics etc. are highly valued.
-Understanding of emerging trends around ICT industry
-Experience with coaching & mentoring early stage product teams or startups is a plus




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Primary country and city: China (CN) || || Beijing || R&D

Req ID: 271199