R&D Head of Go-To-Market and Special Programmes

Salary & Benefits: Competitive Package & Benefits

Department / Function: Innovation

Location: London

Job Advert Description:

As NTT DATA invests in a period of sustained growth, we are looking to hire a senior leader who can help build capabilities in our New Ventures team in the UK.

Supporting the VP of R&D, you will work closely with leads across Foresight, Consulting, Products, and Startup Ecosystems; as well work with the larger executive leadership team.  You will be expected to recruit and manage the Program Lead for Commercial Analytics

The Role

  • Oversight of R&D programmes in the UK
    • Oversee and advise prioritisation of R&D activities
      • Advise on and track overall R&D OKRs
    • Identify process and systems needs within R&D; select and implement solutions
    • Define, measure, track and report on metrics for other programs leads e.g. Ichiba
    • Work stream reporting
  • Lead the NV Commercial Analytics team to monitor and optimise commercials: portfolio P&L targets etc.
  • Manage and lead internal comms and engagement with other parts of and senior stakeholders at NTT DATA UK
  • Identify and lead Special Projects for R&D in the UK

The Person

This is a new role in a high profile division of the organization set up to achieve considerable growth over the next 1-3 years. There is a high degree of ambiguity and a resultant need for creative problem solving and skill in helping a growing organization.

Key Competencies

·       Extensive experience growing an organization from inception to growth stage

·       Extensive experience with innovation management

·       Experience with project portfolio management

·       Extensive experience with risk management and governance frameworks

·       Experience designing operating models, OKRs at multiple organizational levels

·       Extensive startup experience, either as founder or mentor or both

·       Experience in product development lifecycle management

·       Extensive experience with digital marketing, PR and comms strategy, and brand strategy

·       Demonstrated ability to manage to commercial targets and deliver both top and bottom line results

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The Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to come in to one of the Worlds' largest Technology firms that invests over £2bn a year in R&D and play a key role in buillding our reputation for innovation, globally. As a result, the succesful application will have the following experience

·       Extensive startup experience, either as founder or mentor or bot

·       Extensive experience with digital marketing, PR and comms strategy, and brand strategy

·       Demonstrated ability to manage to commercial targets and deliver both top and bottom line results

·       Extensive experience with risk management and governance frameworks

·       Experience designing operating models, OKRs at multiple organizational levels

Join NTT DATA in the UK and you will be joining a growing company where you will be more than just another employee. With an entrepreneurial attitude you will have the opportunity to grow your career and stand out from the crowd. At NTT DATA we help develop innovative business and IT solutions for some of the most respected organisations in the public and private sectors. 

At NTT DATA we place great importance on the value of diversity. The powerful effect of being able to call on a diverse workforce and all the benefits that go with it are central to our culture. It's a core principle that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. We believe that building an inclusive and diverse workplace is essential to our success; we want our people to feel comfortable, be themselves and, as a result thrive.

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