Innovation Specialist (m/f/d)

Permanent contract|Frankfurt am Main|Innovation / Project / Organization

Innovation Specialist (m/f/d)

Frankfurt am Main, Germany Permanent contract Innovation / Project / Organization

Ihre aufgaben

Your activities will involve:

  • Researching innovation, tech and consumer trends in order to help define strategic roadmaps
  • Building close relationships with colleagues in Germany (both at the strategic and operational level) as well as with the SG Group Innovation team, in order to understand and serve their needs for innovation
  • Scouting and promoting startups related to the SG Group’s activity (core business & support functions), and making sure collaboration between the two is seamless
  • Initiating PoC and innovative projects, supporting the colleagues that pilot them Facilitating knowledge sharing within SG by setting up roundtables, getting experts together, animating communities and fostering collaboration on shared  innovation topics
  • Creating a network of experts on key innovation trends, and facilitators of new work methods, that you will activate for specific projects
  • Representing Société Générale at internal and external events

Ihr profil

  • You are highly interested in new trends and technologies, thrive on innovation – existing contacts in the innovation and fintech ecosystem are a plus
  • You have a Master’s degree, and several years of work experience – including at least some  knowledge about the banking sector
  • You have proven your presentation and facilitation skills, for example as a speaker or as moderator for workshops
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset, you are self-motivated and take initiatives
  • You ideally have driven and impacted change programs involving robust communication,  change management and influence across the organization
  • You focus on the most critical jobs to be done, that have the highest impact on the organization and business needs
  • You have superior communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to form and develop relationships at all levels in the organization, also being able to convince senior executives of innovative ideas
  • You are a good team player, and you know how to inspire and motivate people, especially when you are not managing them
  • Design, number crunching or coding skills are a plus
  • You are fluent in English and German

Was wir bieten

What we offer:

  • A challenging role with a high degree of autonomy
  • An extremely wide field of activities involving research, startup interactions, strategy, workshops, trainings and more
  • A modern work environment and a friendly atmosphere including mobile working possibilities
  • Travels within Germany and to Paris
  • An opportunity to grow your network exponentially (within and outside of Société Générale)
  • Close contact with the movers and shakers of the Group

At Société Générale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.

If you thrive on a challenge and want to become part of a dedicated and driven team, then please apply with a CV, a cover letter and all your educational and professional certificates.

Ihr umfeld

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Innovation Specialist to join our innovation team “Der Link”!

You will be one of two team members charged with sparking innovation across Société Générale (SG). The team will work closely with all entities in Germany and also with the SG Group Innovation Division in Paris, covering business lines such as car and equipment financing, leasing, corporate and investment banking, insurance, retail banking and more.

In order to deliver innovative projects, you will create and leverage on a network of doers, consisting both of SG collaborators and external experts.

Société Générale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy. With a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Société Générale has over 133,000 members of staff in 61 countries and supports on a daily basis 30 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000MVA
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/09/01
Publication date: 2022/07/28