Vacancy Details

Innovation Manager

Reporting to the Group Innovation Director this exciting and highly impactful role is to lead the Pattonair Innovation team’s identification, exploration and development of opportunities presented to the business by Industry 4.0 and the 4th Industrial Revolution. Address the challenge of how Pattonair can best capitalize on the connectivity provided by industrial internet of things, the ability to capture and analyze data along the value chain, the speed and transparency offered via greater digitization and automation, and evolve towards a more digital operating model over time. This role will work closely with the GID, Data Science Manager, and Technical Innovation Manager to both identify and then deliver innovative digital transformation projects across the global business. As such, the role requires a passionate B2B digital practitioner with confidence, first rate problem solving skills, the ability to engage stakeholders, and the drive and determination to overcome barriers to succeed to drive our digital transformation. Bring external thinking around the possibilities presented by Industry 4.0 and hands on expertise to the Pattonair business and push us to investigate new digital opportunities in the B2B aviation supply chain sector. The DIM will draw on cross-industry best practice (both B2C and B2B) and leading edge domain thinking to champion the development of innovative new digital approaches along our supply chain. Bringing external expertise and perspectives into the business and applying leading edge thinking in B2B digital transformation to implement practical, value maximizing commercial solutions. The ideal person will champion this drive, working with the GID, business stakeholders, and external experts across sectors to create and drive short, medium, and long-term opportunities for digital transformation. IT and BPI teams will be key partners as enablers of these opportunities. This role would specifically assume ownership of our existing drive to create a cloud-based paperless supply chain platform with our suppliers and customers and the adoption of RPA, and be a key partner to the Technical Innovation Manager around Warehouse 4.0 opportunities, and our Data Science Manager, responsible for delivering business improvements via the leading edge application of Machine Learning and AI. Pattonair have identified Innovation as a strategic priority in our 5 Year Plan, so from a near zero base we need to build a solid pipeline of digital innovation opportunities that can deliver short, medium, and long-term value for our teams, customers, suppliers and investors. This must take place in a business that is fast paced and where minds are focused on immediate priorities and returns, so requires focus, drive, passion, and on-going stakeholder engagement.
Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be someone that principally has a deep knowledge of Industry 4.0/ IIOT and the digital transformation opportunities it presents to a global SC solutions business like Pattonair. A passion for and expertise in the development of digital operating models in a B2B industrial and / or supply chain / logistics context (which may have been gained a consultant advising and implementing solutions with clients in this area or someone leading internal digital transformation within a fast paced corporate environment). We want someone motivated and excited by the opportunity to make a significant impact on a business growing YOY by >20% and expanding its global footprint rapidly. The Candidate must be degree educated. preferably with a strong digital component, and ideally have an MBA (Or MSc in a related discipline) from a leading institution. The candidate must also have the following:
- First rate written, verbal, analytical and presentation skills at the level of a strategy consultant of 4 years’ experience (just pre or post MBA).
- Be a strategic thinker and have experience in leading (or co-leading) and managing projects from concept to launch, including the management of external agencies and senior stakeholders.
- A clear passion for the investigation, development and rapid adoption of new technologies, approaches, and techniques
- Have the ability to lead and support workshops and ideation sessions, working with more senior and junior internal and external stakeholders
- Sound commercial knowledge and experience working in a fast-paced commercial environment.
- Be able to engage audiences and external SMEs with impact, gravitas and credibility
Vacancy Details
Pride Park View, Derby, GBR
Closing Date
18 Oct 2019 (1 Days)

Pattonair invites applications from individuals or agencies on the Pattonair approved suppliers list.