Business Technology is a strategic initiative for Fortum and enables Fortum to become a digital winner. Currently, we are in the middle of transformation with the aim to strengthen the digital technology foundation at Fortum and to become the forerunner in using digital technology to transform the energy sector. This we do by bringing together our best technical and digital knowhow and solutions to help optimize Fortum's entire value chain, create excellent customer experiences and drive new sources of revenue. Fortum and Business Technology have business in a number of geographical markets such as the Nordics, Poland, Baltics, Russia and India. We are looking for a diverse set of leaders who can bring their unique expertise to the team.
Innovation & Venturing services unit ensures Fortum’s renewal through strategic insight of new technologies, high-performance internal and external venturing and piloting new opportunities. The unit is also responsible of IP strategy and patenting support as well as cooperation with universities and research institutions on behalf of the whole corporate.
We are looking for Head of Research collaboration and IPR to join Innovation & Venturing Services unit.
As a Head of Research collaboration and IPR, you will be responsible of both research collaboration and technology intellectual property strategy and execution at Fortum. You will also ensure patenting support across all units and successful communication of Innovation & Venturing activities and achievements both internally and externally. You will be leading a small team with specialists in your responsibility areas.
In addition to your main role, you will contribute to other activities of Innovation & Venturing services as a member of unit’s management team. You will be based in Espoo, Finland or in Stockholm, Sweden
We offer you a fast-evolving international working environment in the junction of start-up dynamics and big corporation. You will have an opportunity to work with very different types of responsibilities with ambitious targets to build functioning collaboration between Fortum and world’s leading universities and research institutions, as well as ensuring successful intellectual property and patenting strategy. You have the opportunity to develop your skills and expertise in new areas and technologies. You’ll also get to work in an environment that combines the freedom and speed of a start-up with the support of a big corporation.
To succeed and thrive you need a Master's degree in a relevant field and proven track record of successful communication and networking activities in international business and research environment. You have excellent leadership skills and experience in managing different types of teams including also virtual teams, for example in consulting business. You have an analytical mind and the ability to absorb large amounts of complex information, as well as to draw clear conclusions. You understand corporate innovation process and you have experience working in complex corporate environment. You have strong communication and networking skills. You communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing and create high-standard presentation materials. Finally, you have a proactive working style with can-do attitude and sense of ownership
Please send your application and CV together with your salary request via our online recruitment tool as soon as possible, but at the latest on September 14th 2019. For further information please contact Mervi Hynönen, acting VP Innovation & Internal Venturing, on Thu Sept 12th between 15-17 EET (+358 40 356 2323).
To be selected for the position, the applicant must go through background clearance and a health examination including drug testing.