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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 you to fill in the Freelancer Profile sheet for matching experts to client assignments. 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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15.08.2019

Project Manager, Innovation Consulting

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Do you want to help our customer build open innovations projects?

Job location: Espoo or Stockholm

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

Are you maybe a project manager leading and applying for funding for multi-party projects, and now would wish to take the next step in your career and co-create radical innovations and breakthroughs in a multidisciplinary environment?

Or are you perhaps currently working as an in-house expert in a corporation leading your innovation projects and now wish to broaden your portfolio into a larger spectrum of disruptive, world-changing innovations?

This is a marvelous opportunity for you to capitalize on all your previous experience in complex innovation projects, business consulting and cross-company leadership to ensure the success of radical innovation and have a truly global impact.

Why not consider Spinverse as your next career step?

As the Nordic leaders in innovation consulting we Spinversians specialize in innovation ecosystems that help our customers renew in industries such as energy, bioeconomy, manufacturing, ICT, and health. Our customers range from largest corporations to smartest growth companies in the Nordic countries and other parts of Europe. Our unique and bespoke Spinverse approach helps our customers build radical innovations to 100+ MEUR businesses. Our customer base is all around Europe and we are constantly developing completely new concepts that will enter the markets in 3 to 5 to 10 years’ time.

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?

Who we are as a workplace and colleagues…

We must say that 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 of world-changing innovations with a high-quality personal life.

The 50 of us have diverse professional and personal backgrounds, which makes our culture of cross-functional teamwork one of a kind. Many of us have an international flavor to life, many of us like new technology and gadgets, many of us are highly educated academics. All of us are hard working professionals with a passion and together we have a huge range of experience and knowledge from different industries and sectors to share with each other and the world.

Now we are looking for new professionals to join our team in Espoo. You will be involved in sales and delivery of a wide range of consulting projects in the areas of Open Innovation, corporate renewal and growth.

What success looks like in this role…

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

  • Successfully apply your experience in Project management leadership, ecosystems and converting innovations into business and perhaps even apply it in a specific industry
  • Take the lead of one or two of our ongoing innovation project preparations with the assistance of a project team
  • Build trust between the partners in your project as well as in yourself as project manager.

After your first year you have:

  • Designed, mobilized and built an innovation project with high customer satisfaction
  • Successfully applied for millions of euros of funding for your customers
  • Built ownership in your practices as project to the extent, that you are able to share your knowledge with others

Key recruitment criteria and tips before you press ”Apply for this job”

It is highly important for us that you feel passion towards disruptive, world-changing innovations and co-creating new business opportunities that have a global impact. 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
  • Cross-functional and multidisciplinary teamwork is how we work
  • Sense of humor drives our team spirit
  • Most of us have high degrees in Engineering, either you should or then believe you can fit in our team anyhow😊

Critical know-how and experience in candidates we seek:

  • Previously demonstrated experience in building successful innovation projects and getting EU or Business Finland funding for them
  • Solid track-record in project management, and leadership skills
  • Industrial experience in one or a combination of our focus areas: ICT, cybersecurity, Industry 4.0, health-tech, and electronics, bio-economy, sustainable manufacturing, energy, and renewables
  • Ability to produce high quality visual and verbal material and communicate complex matters with simplicity
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English (Finnish is a plus)
  • Applicable references

How to apply

 

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Mikko J. Salminen

Director, Open Innovation, M.Sc. +358 50 387 0007
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15.08.2019

Analyst

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

Our rapidly growing team is looking for Analysts able to take charge of a project and deliver results that contribute to business growth of our customers. Your focus will be in one of our key customer projects in our focus sectors, Sustainable Industries and Key Digital Technologies. With 1-3 years of experience within fields of ICT, cybersecurity, Industry 4.0, health-tech, and electronics, bio-economy, sustainable manufacturing, energy, or renewables, our ideal candidate is a problem solver who has the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and translate business data into digestible information that improves corporate processes

Why not consider Spinverse as your next career step?

Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting. We specialize 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. Us 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…

Analyst / 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

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 applications and 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 result 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 including a really cool team of colleagues.

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 hardworking, 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 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 press “Apply for this job”

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 visiting https://spinverse.sprintit.fi/jobs/apply/analyst-consultant-39 by August 15th, 2019.

You are welcome to address any further questions to Mikko J. Salminen, Director of Open Innovation: tel. +358 50 387 0007, email: mikko.salminen@spinverse.com

Job location: Espoo or Stockholm

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Director, Open Innovation, M.Sc. +358 50 387 0007
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