Innovation Manager Platforms - Amsterdam

  • Posting Date: 08-10-2019
  • Vacancy number: 22946
At a glance

If you're a born entrepreneur and regularly spot openings for new business models, why not put your talents to good use? Group Innovation is a team of enterprising innovators in search of disruptive business models that create new value for our clients, employees and society as a whole. To strengthen our team, we're now looking for an experienced business-minded individual who's keen to make a sustainable contribution to the future of ABN AMRO.

Your job

You will become part of the team focused on one of our three Innovation Themes: Leveraging platforms for superior customer experience. Our team’s goal is to build a portfolio of innovation initiatives pursuing this aspiration, creating value for clients and society. Together with your team, business colleagues, developers and partners you will develop new business models that generate new fee income for ABN AMRO.In recent years Uber, Airbnb, and other platforms have profoundly changed the ways in which consumers and businesses interact and exchange value. You will make a significant contribution to the future role that ABN AMRO will play with regards to these platforms and their participants.At ABN AMRO we have developed a disciplined approach to innovation based on the stage-gate model, Design Thinking and Lean Startup principles. New business is built step-by-step: starting with problem validation and customer research, the progressing to prototyping, testing MVP’s and finally scaling your business. 
Your key activities will be: 

  •     Initiating new innovation initiatives that fit the Platforms theme strategy;
  •     Doing customer research to gain deep understanding of the problem and client context;
  •     Developing and testing new business propositions with end users;
  •     Finding pilot customers, acquiring them as early adopters paying the first bills;
  •     Developing a well evidenced business case and go-to-market strategy;
  •     Coaching teams to focus on what matters and building new business step-by-step;
  •     Working with different departments within ABN AMRO, clients & partners.
Your working environment

The Innovation Centre is an open and lively space at the heart of ABN AMRO where connecting with the world inside and outside the bank is key. Group Innovation brings committed and engaged entrepreneurs, tech experts, bankers, designers and innovation professionals together to work on the future of ABN AMRO. You will be part of the Theme ‘Leveraging platforms for superior customer experience’.

Your profile

•    You are an innovation professional with proven track record in developing new business;
•    You are fascinated with and excited by business model innovation;
•    You are capable of forming an independent vision and of persuading others to accept it;
•    You have experience with building well evidenced business cases and go-to-market strategies;
•    You have an interest with new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence and understand their impact and potential;
•    You have experience with, and knowledge of, Design Thinking, Agile and Lean-Startup; You understand the differences and similarities between them and can apply them;
•    You are familiar with the tussles and dynamics of innovation teams and projects since you have experienced them yourself on several occasions;
•    You have an affinity with the financial sector and are interested in the future of banking;
•    You are a creative go-getter who isn't obstructed or put off by the restrictions sometimes associated with working for a corporate;

What we offer

•    A role in which you are given the scope to get the best out of yourself, to grow and to make an impact for clients, the organisation and society as a whole. 
•    A place where you can work with colleagues, clients and partners to realise our purpose: ‘Banking for better, for generations to come’.
•    An inspiring environment, with new ways of working, co-operating and thinking, centring on learning from feedback.
•    An annual pre-tax salary of between € 46.340 and € 66.182, based on a 36-hour working week.
•    A supplementary benefit budget of 11% with which you can buy flexible fringe benefits.
•    Extensive support to stay fit and healthy.
•    And, last but not least: a large dose of energy and fun with which to tackle innovation at the heart of the bank.  


If you are interested in applying for this position, reply to this vacancy without delay. For more information, contact Stephen Parkins ( . We look forward to meeting you. 

Indication of Application Process

Step 1: Application

Fill out the information on the application form and upload your motivation letter and resume

Step 2: First interview

You will receive a confirmation of your application by e-mail. Within two weeks you will hear if you are invited for an interview

Step 3: Online assessment

You make an online cognitive test or an online assessment

Step 4: Second interview

You are invited for a second interview

Step 5: Job offer

You receive your job offer, once you have accepted it is time to start!

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