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wavespace - Innovation Manager/Senior Manager

Location:  Shanghai
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 21, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  266003

EY delivers unparalleled service in digital transformation, big data, data science, and digital analytics built on a blend of custom-developed methods related to customer analytics, data visualization, and optimization. We leverage best practices and a high degree of business acumen that has been compiled over years of experience to ensure the highest level of execution and satisfaction for our clients. At EY, our methods are not tied to any specific platforms but rather arrived at by analyzing business needs and making sure that the solutions delivered meet all client goals. 


We help our clients transform. Together we are changing the way they interact with their customers, employees and partners alike. We are modernizing their applications, creating new ones and driving business efficiency across their ever-changing platform and channel infrastructures. Everything we do centers around this simple story. 



The opportunity 


As a member of the innovative team at EY wavespace (EY’s first APAC growth and innovation center), you will have the opportunity to work with global clients to understand and address some of their largest and most complex performance challenges, and ultimately improve and drive sustainable business results. We enable organizations to identify and address their most critical issues, ranging from strategic direction and alignment, digital disruption and organizations responses to the pace of change whether technological, political or societal in nature. 


Whilst the nature of our work focuses on the design and facilitation of collaborative events, the competencies required is a diverse and challenging blend of logical problem solving, Innovative thinking, political astuteness. Communication skills, psychology, an open and inquisitive mind and a fundamental desire to enable the capabilities of others to reach resolutions. In terms of skills facilitation is grounded in number of methodologies of which Design thinking is core but equally critical are project and program management, change management and a depth of understanding across the entire consulting value chain. 


We see this role as a critical component of Vision 2020 and a key driver of EY’s growth agenda. To ensure alignment and consistency in the execution of wavespace developing strategy, this position report directly to wavespace Director. 


Your key responsibilities 
• Utilize human centric mindset, approaches, and tools to accelerate transformational projects 
• Identify digital innovation relevant opportunities and drive the end-to-end progress from discover/ ideation/ design/ conceptualization/ pitch, through POC, POB, MVP and even market launch 
• Organize and execute joint innovation campaigns, demo days, and other marketing activities, 

immersive workshops for various innovation programs. 
• Explore, identify & manage the relationships with external digital innovation ecosystem 


To qualify for the role, you must have 
• With strong human centric mindset, with strong design thinking/ doing experiences especially in service design, experience design, business design, and strategy design areas 
• Deep understanding in innovation approaches/ methodologies, e.g. design thinking, sprint, agile, scrum, and lean start-up approaches, etc. 
• Outstanding storytelling skills, presentation skills, communication skills, relationship building, and event facilitation skills 
• Excellent Project Management, stakeholder management, and Change Management skills 
• Exceptional English skills, outgoing personal characteristics with strong pro-active attitude 
• Outstanding skills on innovations design and facilitation of large scales workshops 
• Strong ability to be able to integrate into new teams and quickly establish relationships is a must 
• Business Development experience in the field of digital, innovation, or venture will be a plus 


Ideally, you’ll also have 
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and selling skills 
• Experience design, business design, and strategy design capabilities will be a plus 
• Master’s degree preferred 


What we look for 
Aside from the world-class messaging we deliver to leading companies, what makes us unique is our fun, transparent, highly entrepreneurial and collaborative culture. We are looking for the suitable candidate with hard working attitude to overcome difficulties in daily job. We work hard, play hard and love what we do together. Day in and day out, we know we can count on one another. If you think everything, we’ve said so far sounds great, then we look forward to hearing from you! 


What working at EY offers 
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. 
• Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around 
• Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career 
• The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you 


About EY 
As a global leader in assurance, tax, SaT and consulting services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems, we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to 
make things better. 


Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality. 


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Join us in building a better working world. 


Apply now. 

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