Head of Research collaboration and IPR
Fortum Innovation & Venturing services unit / co MPS
WHAT IS FORTUM
Fortum is in the middle of a transformation with the aim to strengthen our digital technology foundation 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 several 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. Come lead the change with us!
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. With the help of your team you will 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 concentrating in IPR Management and Research Collaboration.
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
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 at MPS Uratori (uratori.mps.fi) as soon as possible, but at the latest on February 26th 2020.
For more information, please contact MPS Consultant Maija Suokas, Maija.suokas(at)mps.fi, tel. +358 20 746 9459