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Spinverse is the Nordic leader in Innovation Consulting, specialized in creating open innovation ecosystems, funding, corporate renewal and boosting growth. We drive innovation in all key industries: health, electronics, ICT & security, circular bio-economy, manufacturing and energy to solve the major global challenges.

Our customers range from largest corporations to the smartest growth companies in the Nordic countries and other parts of Europe. We help our clients to manage innovation portfolios, build project plans, select partners, find funding and lead the projects. Together with our clients we build new businesses from €100 M upwards.

Spinverse employs some 50 international professionals at its offices in Finland, Sweden and Germany.

To increase our delivery capacity and client reach, we are looking for experienced freelancers around Europe. You will be involved in a wide range of consulting assignments, typically in the areas of Open Innovation, corporate renewal and growth.

Our value proposition for the freelance partners is a win-win relationship that allows the freelancer to:

  1. better focus on assignments in their core areas of expertise and together win assignments that neither of the partners alone could sell or deliver;
  2. increase the sales and the share of billable hours by leveraging the Spinverse brand as well as marketing and sales resources;
  3. leverage Spinverse’s capacity of delivery support and administration to reduce the time spent on supplementary activities.

We are looking for different freelancers for a variety of roles, including:

  1. Bid writing expert, with successful track record in national and EU funding instruments and proposal preparation;
  2. Multi-party program and ecosystem expert, with good project work and management skills in certain industries or across industry boundaries;
  3. Customer relationship guru, capable to act as the interface between the client and Spinverse’s program execution team.

Relevant Competencies:

  • M.Sc. or D.Sc., for example in engineering, industrial management, economics or natural sciences
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English (especially technology-related), other European languages are a plus
  • Business and / or industrial experience especially within bio-refining, ICT (e.g. 5G, cyber security, FinTech, AI/ML, BigData) or Industry 4.0 (e.g. digital twins, sensors, data analytics) sectors as well as private fundraising and public funding applications (National/EU instruments)
  • Understanding of business cultures of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, scientists etc.
  • Good social skills and ability to interact with customers and project stakeholders in a client-oriented way
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to challenge the customers
  • Prioritization capability and attention to detail

To express your interest in the freelancer relationship, please send your LinkedIn Profile URL or resume, cover letter (max 500 words) with an indication of your typical daily rates in relevant projects. We would also appreciate a brief, 2-5 min. introduction video clip (e.g. “Unlisted” Youtube URL) to get to know you. We will be contacting you as soon as we have reviewed your proposal.

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Mikko Kaarela

Senior Consultant, M.Sc.(Eng.), MBA (IMD) +358 40 060 7277
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31.5.2018

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What is pushing you to make changes in your job and career right now?

Are you maybe a high-flying management consultant who’s put in the 80-hour-week in order to gain the status and glory, but have started to yearn for a life with better balance?

Or perhaps you’ve built a career as an in-house expert, but desire a change where your business experience and skills could be used in a more versatile manner?

WHY NOT CONSIDER SPINVERSE AS YOUR NEXT CAREER STEP?

Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting. We have specialized in open innovation ecosystems, arranging funding and helping our customers to renew in industries such as health, electronics, ICT & security, bioeconomy & renewables, manufacturing and energy. We, 50 Spinversians are based mainly at our headquarters in Espoo, but also at our smaller offices in Stockholm and Berlin. However, our customer base can be all around Europe. Our unique Spinverse Approach helps our customers to build a radical innovation to a 100+ MEUR business.

Don’t let our size fool you. In addition to this role, we have two types of career path opportunities to steer your Spinverse career: transferring from one team / industry to another or growing your consulting responsibilities through experience. Why not ask us more about your opportunities beyond this one role?

LET US TELL YOU A FEW WORDS ABOUT THIS ROLE…

The Consultant participates in customer innovation projects as a team leader or a co-member of the project team. The main tasks are:

  • Identifying and applying suitable consulting methodologies to different customer projects at all stages of the innovation life cycle
  • Working in teams to complement skills and knowledge with others

The unifying factor between our clients and projects is that they aspire to make the world a better place by means of innovation. We act as a sounding board for companies who want to test various risky ideas to recognize which ideas have commercial potential and who are the best players to work with. In practice, we are talking about guiding the customers for example with opportunity assessments, growth strategies,  business case planning, funding pitches or organizational/ecosystem development.

Not a lot of smaller companies like us can say the work they do has a global impact. We can and it gives a great purpose for our work.

…AND WHO WE ARE AS A WORKPLACE AND COLLEAGUES…

We must say, we are clearly results driven, but we do that with a humane approach. We believe in a good work-life-balance and have seen it drive the high quality results of our work. This means that we offer you an opportunity to combine your ambitions between world-changing innovations and a high-quality personal life.

The 50 of us have very diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Many roads and paths have brought us to Spinverse. Many of us have an international flavour to life, many of us like new technology and gadgets, many of us are highly educated academics. All of us are hard working, and together we have a huge range of experience and knowledge from different industries and sectors.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE IN THIS ROLE…

During your first 6 months at Spinverse, we expect you to:

  • Become familiar with our on-going projects and our practices
  • Apply suitable methodologies both from your past experience and our past engagements in our projects and sales
  • Be proactive in settling in as part of our team.

After your first year you have:

  • Taken part in various profitable and interesting projects,
  • Gained the necessary know-how to apply a range of different methodologies in customer cases
  • Demonstrated your expertise by bringing value into sales proposals and sales success
  • Built trust with your colleagues lending a hand when needed

KEY RECRUITMENT CRITERIA AND TIPS BEFORE YOU SEND YOUR APPLICATION

It is valuable for us that you are ready to work with various different cases and a wide range of different companies and industries. In addition, you should recognize yourself in the following:

  • Curiosity is our key driver to success.
  • Our people tend to have an appetite for continuous learning.
  • Teamwork is how we work.
  • Sense of humor drives our team spirit.

The critical know-how in an ideal candidate will be:

  • Previous experience from consulting methodologies and how-to-apply from a top tier management consulting firm, financial advisory or corporate strategy unit
  • Ability to produce high quality visual and verbal (presentation) material
  • Ability to communicate fluently and with confidence in Finnish and in English

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume by 31.5.2018.

You are welcome to address any further questions on 18.5.  between 10:00-11:00 or  25.5. between 14:00-15:00 to VP, New Business Niklas Weckström: tel. +358 45 268 36 22.

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Niklas Weckström

VP New Business, M.Sc. +358 45 268 36 22
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