Innovation Centre Manager - GSD

NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd - 2 Fusionopolis Way #07-01 Innovis Singapore 138634

This is a full-time position employed by our sister company, NEC Corporation (Global Safety Division) located at 2 Fusionopolis Way, INNOVIS.

The Open Innovation Centre (OIC) of Global Safety Division (GSD) leads disruptive idea generation, research, testing and prototyping with the goal of launching breakthrough products and services inspired by global trends and emerging technologies, contributing to a Safer City.
 
The Centre Manager will be responsible for the operation of the OIC showroom which showcases the various innovation exhibits that are created by the OIC, and guides the visiting delegation through an immersive tour manifesting tomorrow’s vision in today’s innovation leveraging leading edge technology.  The successful candidate must be extremely articulate and being able to present complex technical ideas clearly and associating to various business domains. As a charismatic spokesperson, he/she must be adapt at interacting with very senior executives and management from the delegates and projecting a very professional image.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Create and disseminate the “story” of the showroom exhibits which includes articulating business benefits, business use cases and success stories
  • Plan, organize and coordinate all events related to showroom, which include visits by external delegations, VIPs, and workshops/talks by invited in-house or 3rd party speakers
  • Maintain intimate knowledge of all prototypes/pilots/solutions in the showroom and have an ability to communicate and/or demonstrate these exhibits to Executives and Management with little or no advance notice
  • Work with members of the OIC to maintain the showroom’s exhibit portfolio and regularly refresh and rejuvenate the contents of the exhibits in the showroom
  • Partner with the Marketing to establish constant digital presence by keeping internal stakeholders and external parties updated regularly of initiatives related to OIC
  • Maintain and upkeep the showroom to ensure its smooth operation and pristine condition for a pleasant experience by visiting delegations  
  • Work with other key stakeholders to define the showroom operation guidelines and enforce those guidelines to all users
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations as it relates to the showroom and other support matters
 
Requirements:
  • Min Bachelor Degree in Communications, Business or related field
  • More than 3 years of experience in facilitating meetings, workshops and other collaborative sessions where engaging participants is critical for success (ideally in a creative and innovative environment). Prior experience in innovation centres would be a plus.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service, be a good listener and work well with technical and nontechnical staff at all organizational levels
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly present and articulate technical ideas/concepts and business value proposition to senior management
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and negotiations skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail with superior time and project management
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and takes initiative
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new skills and concepts and multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Change oriented, forward thinking and possesses transformative vision
  • Adapt and open with a curiosity and desire to learn and use new technologies
  • Excellent business acumen and knowledge with the desire to grow
  • Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanour at all times.
 


Post Date 14 December 2017
End Date 28 December 2017

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Company Profile

NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


NEC brings together and integrates technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow.
 
We collaborate closely with partners and customers around the world, orchestrating each project to ensure all its parts are fine-tuned to local needs..
 
Every day, our innovative solutions for society contribute to greater safety, security, efficiency and equality, and enable people to live brighter lives.
 

Why join with us?

Through diverse businesses, we offer a wide range of career opportunities to satisfy innovative and determined individuals who thrive on excelling and challenges.
 
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At NEC, people are our most important asset. We believe in recruiting and retaining the best talents to support our key vision and mission. We aim to promote a learning organization and all employees are given ample opportunities to develop their skills and are exposed to the latest technologies to help them maintain their competitiveness in the work place. We deploy the best HR practices and support effective work / life balance via the implemented family friendly practices.

Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives are also integral to our daily corporate activities. Guided by our headquarters' philosophy of "Nature, Education & Community: The Heart of NEC", NEC companies in Singapore have consolidated our resources towards organizing meaningful community activities for the underprivileged in support of "NEC Make A Difference Day" programme. These activities involve strong staff commitment to foster a spirit of volunteerism among NEC employees.