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Project Leader Innovation Portfolio

Research & development - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Project Leader Innovation Portfolio

What you will do

As Project leader in IMEC’s corporate strategy office, you support the Strategic Development Managers in maintaining IMEC’s internal investment portfolio. You will facilitate the collaboration between the corporate strategy office, scientists, the legal team, the finance team and human resources to enable timely execution of research projects. You will be involved in all aspects of the R&D trajectory: identifying promising research projects in IMEC, helping teams to define a realistic planning that is cross-checked across stakeholders, tracking project deliverables and transferring projects to business. 
Your responsibilities include:

  • Enforcing successful execution of projects by preparing project reviews in which you collect information to report on the status of technical and business milestones.
  • Kickstarting innovation by supporting the startup of new projects through managing the interaction between the scientists and support teams from legal, finance and human resources. 
  • Problem solving with an action-oriented mindset when projects risk delays.
  • Relationship management with business development by regular reporting on the status of projects to realize a smooth transition from the R&D phase to valorization phase when the value inflection point is reached.
  • Nurturing IMEC’s innovation culture by advising, coaching and pushing the IMEC community to pursue innovative ideas.
  • Create innovation opportunities by organizing internal innovation contests to scout research ideas that will shape IMEC’s future.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You are a technology enthusiast with a Master of sciences and / or Engineering with 5 years of relevant industry experience. 
  • You have a keen interest in innovation management and driving technology to impact. 
  • You excel in supporting tasks related to project management and are confident in managing relations across project stakeholders. 
  • You have strong English communication and presentation skills. 
  • Your organizational skills are on point.
  • You have a curious and critical mind that is eager to understand and challenge new concepts. 
  • You can manage a wide variety of technical topics simultaneously and are diligent in project follow-up and report-out.
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