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09.08.2020

Project Manager or Senior Consultant (Key Digital Technologies or Bioecononomy)

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

Job location: Finland

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and join a company that works with the newest innovations and ideas in a cross-functional team of experts with diverse backgrounds? Are you passionate about disruptive, world-changing innovations and co-creating new business opportunities that will shape the future? 

Spinverse is now looking for three result-driven and experienced Project Managers or Senior Consultants based in Finland to join our experts in Key Digital Technologies business unit (2 positions) and Sustainable Industries (1 position) business unit. The roles will be further defined based on the selected applicants.

Spinverse project teams work closely together and consist of senior business specialists in charge of the project management and bigger picture of the projects, of substance experts who provide feedback and scoping support, and of consultants and analysts working on various important tasks to keep the projects running.

Your main responsibility as a Project Manager or Senior Consultant is to ensure that your projects are running smoothly and bring added value to the customer to secure overall client satisfaction and open up new sales opportunities.

Project Managers/Senior Consultants

  • Work with companies and research organisations of varying sizes and support them with funding/financing rounds
  • Design, build and mobilise innovation projects resulting in high customer satisfaction
  • Lead the project team making sure everyone knows their role and duties
  • Assess financial, technological and business data and concepts
  • Communicate and build trust between the company’s project partners
  • Create large project entities and writes project plans including backgrounds and project impacts
  • Open up new sales opportunities

To succeed as a Project Manager or Senior Consultant at Spinverse, you demonstrate strong project management skills and a solution-oriented, active and flexible working style. We value excellent English communication skills, written and spoken, to ensure smooth cooperation with global stakeholders and colleagues. Nordic languages, e.g. Finnish, are an advantage.

Experience in funding proposal writing as well as understanding of EU funding instruments and proposal preparation is a valuable advantage but not an absolute must. What is more, we are looking at your potential – attitude is key.

In addition to the overall requirements above, our ideal ICT Project Manager or Senior Consultant for the Key Digital Technologies business unit

  • has gained at least 5 years of working experience in large or small ICT companies or
  • has gained up to 15 years of working experience and has an ability to coach customers and help them scope their business plans and provide them with solid guidance and recommendations (Senior Consultant role)
  • preferably holds a Master’s degree in IT
  • has experience with drone and/or robotic data; AR/VR is an advantage

In addition to the overall requirements above, our ideal Electronics Project Manager or Senior Consultant for the Key Digital Technologies business unit

  • has gained at least 5 years of working experience in large or small ICT companies or manufacturing companies or
  • has gained up to 15 years of working experience and has an ability to coach customers and help them scope their business plans and provide solid guidance and recommendations (Senior Consultant role)
  • preferably holds a Master’s degree in electronics/IT/telecommunications
  • has understanding and/or strong interest for example in autonomous vehicles, microchips, robotics, drones, AR and VR and other future technologies

In addition to the overall requirements above, our ideal Project Manager or Senior Consultant for the Sustainable Industries business unit (Bioeconomy team)

  • has gained at least 5 years of working experience in companies specialized on bioeconomy, circular economy (Project Manager role) or
  • has gained up to 25 years of working experience and has an ability to coach customers and help them scope their business plans and provide solid guidance and recommendations (Senior Consultant role)
  • preferably holds a Master’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry, other natural & environmental sciences technology or other relevant area, with business understanding
  • may also have a business degree with strong interest in sustainable technologies

What we expect from you

  • Relevant academic background (e.g. economics, industrial engineering or similar)
  • Experience in project management
  • Understanding of business and revenue models
  • Strong interest towards technological innovations and their commercialisation

What you can expect from us

  • A unique chance to develop and embrace your project management skills in an encouraging and global work environment
  • A front seat to participate in interesting projects developing ground-breaking technologies and innovations
  • A team of almost 60 professionals that provides you with the support you need to succeed
  • A company which thrives on its employees when they have a good work-life balance
  • Flexibility with remote working
  • Competitive salary

How to apply

Please submit your application letter and CV by 9th of August 2020 the latest through our recruitment system. Act soon, as we may contact you before the application deadline!

In your application letter, clearly indicate the position you are applying for:

  • Project Manager or Senior Consultant (ICT)
  • Project Manager or Senior Consultant (Electronics)
  • Project Manager or Senior Consultant (Bioeconomy)

Kindly add your salary request, references and the earliest time you would be able to join us.

For more information on this open position, do not hesitate to contact Patrick or Kaisu as follows:
Patrick Halford, Vice President, Key Digital Technologies business unit: tel. +358 40 770 8354 (30.6.2020 at 9-16, 2.8.2020 at 9-16)
Kaisu Leppänen, Senior Manager, Bioeconomy team, tel. +358 44 288 4824 (24.6. at 10-16)

ABOUT SPINVERSE

As the Nordic leaders in innovation consulting, our Spinverse experts specialize in innovation ecosystems that help our customers renew in industries such as energy, bioeconomy, manufacturing, ICT, electronics, health tech and defence technologies. 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 to build radical innovations to 100+ M€ businesses.

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09.08.2020

Project Manager or Senior Consultant (Defence and Security)

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

Job location: Espoo

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Would you like to join a company that works with the newest innovations and ideas in a cross-functional team of experts with diverse backgrounds?

Do you have work experience in defence-related field or in a company specialised on defence technologies? Spinverse is now looking for you, an experienced Project Manager or Senior Consultant to join our Defence and Security team in Espoo. The role will be further defined based on the selected applicant.

Spinverse project teams work closely together and consist of senior business specialists in charge of the project management and bigger picture of the projects, of substance experts who provide feedback and scoping support, and of consultants and analysts working on various important tasks to keep the projects running.

Your main responsibility as a Project Manager or Senior Consultant  is to ensure that your projects are running smoothly to secure overall client satisfaction.

Project Manager/Senior Consultant

  • Works with companies of varying sizes and support them with funding/financing rounds
  • Designs, mobilises and builds innovation projects resulting in high customer satisfaction
  • Allocates tasks to other resources making sure everyone knows their role and duties
  • Assesses financial reports and analyse companies
  • Communicates and builds trust between the company’s stakeholders
  • Creates large project entities and writes project plans including backgrounds and project impacts

To succeed as a Project Manager or Senior Consultant at Spinverse, you demonstrate strong project management skills and a solution-oriented, active and flexible working style. Excellent communication skills in Finnish and English (written and spoken) are a prerequisite for this position to ensure smooth cooperation with stakeholders and colleagues.

Experience on writing funding proposals and understanding on EU funding instruments such as EDIDP, PADR and the new European Defence Fund are a valuable advantage but not an absolute must. What is more, we are looking at your potential – attitude is key.

What we expect from you

  • Relevant academic background for example in military science, political science or technical field
  • Strong experience in project management
  • Work experience of up to 25 years (but at least 5 years) in relevant fields, for example in companies specialised on defence technologies, Ministry of Defence, Finnish Border Guard or Finnish Defence Forces.
  • Good understanding of business models
  • Strong interest in defence technologies

What you can expect from us

  • A unique chance to develop and embrace your project management skills in an encouraging and global work environment
  • A front seat to participate in interesting projects developing ground-breaking technologies and innovations
  • A team of almost 60 professionals that provides you with the support you need to succeed
  • A company which thrives on its employees when they have a good work-life balance
  • Competitive salary

How to apply

Please submit your application letter and CV by 9th of August 2020 the latest through our recruitment system. Act soon, as we may contact you before the application deadline!
In your application letter, clearly indicate the following

  • Applied position: Project Manage/Senior Consultant (Defence and Security)
  • Your salary request, references and the earliest time you would be able to join us.

For more information on this open position, do not hesitate to contact Anu as follows:
Anu Ilmonen, Senior Manager, Defence and Security team: tel. +358 400 263 251 (30.6.2020 at 9:30 – 16:30)

ABOUT SPINVERSE

As the Nordic leaders in innovation consulting, our Spinverse experts specialize in innovation ecosystems that help our customers renew in industries such as energy, bioeconomy, manufacturing, ICT, electronics, health tech and defence technologies. 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 to build radical innovations to 100+ M€ businesses.

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09.08.2020

Consultant, Energy & Manufacturing (fixed term)

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

Job location: Espoo

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and join a company that works with the newest innovations and ideas in a cross-functional team of experts with diverse backgrounds? Are you passionate about disruptive, world-changing innovations and co-creating new business opportunities that will shape the future? 

Spinverse is now looking for a result-driven Consultant to join our experts in Sustainable Industries team in Espoo, Finland. The position is a parental leave substitute on a fixed term basis, approx. until November 2021.

Spinverse project teams work closely together and consist of senior business specialists in charge of the project management and bigger picture of the projects, of substance experts who provide feedback and scoping support, and of consultants and analysts working on various important tasks to keep the projects running.

Your main responsibility as a Consultant is to ensure that your projects are running smoothly and to bring added value to the customer so as to secure overall client satisfaction.

Consultant

  • Designs, mobilises and executes innovation projects resulting in high customer satisfaction
  • Works with companies of varying sizes and supports them with funding roadmaps
  • Leads consulting projects, making sure project team members know their role and duties
  • Communicates and builds trust between the company’s project partners

To succeed as a Consultant at Spinverse, you demonstrate strong project management skills and a solution-oriented, active and flexible working style. We value excellent English communication skills, written and spoken, to ensure smooth cooperation with global stakeholders and colleagues. Nordic languages, e.g. Finnish, are an advantage.

Experience in funding proposal writing as well as understanding of EU funding instruments and proposal preparation is a valuable advantage but not an absolute must. What is more, we are looking at your potential – attitude is key.

What we expect from you

  • Relevant academic background (e.g. industrial engineering, economics, or similar)
  • Working experience of at least 5 years in energy sector, manufacturing industries or mining/raw materials.
  • Understanding of business and revenue models
  • Strong interest towards technological innovations segment and commercialisation

What you can expect from us

  • A unique chance to develop and embrace your project management skills in an encouraging and global work environment
  • A front seat to participate in interesting projects developing ground-breaking technologies and innovations
  • A team of almost 60 professionals that provides you with the support you need to succeed
  • A company which thrives on its employees when they have a good work-life balance
  • Competitive salary

How to apply

Please submit your application letter and CV no later than 9th of August 2020 through our recruitment system. Act soon, as we may contact you before the application deadline!

In your application letter, clearly indicate the following:

  • Applied position: Consultant (Energy & Manufacturing)
  • Your salary request, references and the earliest time you would be able to join us.

For more information on this open position, do not hesitate to contact Timo as follows:
Timo Ropponen, Director, Energy & Manufacturing team, tel. +358 50 588 0440 (24.6.2020 at 10 – 16)

ABOUT SPINVERSE

As the Nordic leaders in innovation consulting, our Spinverse experts specialize in innovation ecosystems that help our customers renew in industries such as energy, bioeconomy, manufacturing, ICT, electronics, health tech and defence technologies. 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 to build radical innovations to 100+ M€ businesses.

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Freelancers

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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 J. Salminen

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