Innovation Operations Manager
Agfa HealthCare, a part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading provider of integrated IT solutions, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and contrast media solutions for hospitals and other healthcare centers. Agfa HealthCare has over a century of healthcare experience in diagnostic imaging and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990s. Over the years, Agfa HealthCare has demonstrated its capacity to rise successfully to its customers' technological challenges, and to guide them in their transition from analogue to digital IT solutions. Today, Agfa HealthCare is a global Imaging Informatics leader with over 3600 installations (PACS, RIS, CVIS) worldwide. The company is also a pioneer in the e-health area, with solutions linking thousands of general practitioners to healthcare providers.
The Innovation Operations Manager, as member of the HealthCare Technology Office will manage the operational aspects of Agfa Healthcare’s open innovation program and will support the Business Divisions to create and fund an innovation portfolio.
As a Innovation Operations Manager you are responsible for:
Operational management of the Eureka program : follow-up innovation proposals from ideation to production, maintain innovation process and platform (Yambla), manage innovation community.
Manage open innovation ecosystem /partner network (tech companies, healthcare providers, universities, incubators/startups, VCs).
Organise Innovation Events (e.g. Innovation Day, Hackathon, boothcamps).
Identify potential innovation ventures beyond BlueHealth.
Provide innovation trainings.
Coach Business Divisions in innovation management and steer/guide R&D centers.
Identify external innovation funding opportunities on national / regional level and international (European, …).
Monitor best practices in innovation management.
Monitor and report on the innovation management KPIs.
Master degree in Commercial engineering or Informatics. Degree in innovation management. Leading or actively participating in a start-up initiative or venture-type innovation ecosystem. Min. 5 years experience in tech industry. Change management in large organisation. Understand the healthcare IT domain. Work in a multi-cultural / international environment. Pragmatic and results driven attitude. Influential with good soft skills. Good business mind-set. Love change and innovation. Good inter-personal skills, team player.
Location: Mortsel, Gent
Septestraat 27, 2640 Mortsel, Belgium