Program Manager, Corporate Innovation – to support and foster the in-house creation of innovative ideas at a leading Saudi Financial Institution
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Language: Fluent in English, (Fluency in Arabic is preferred, but not a must), Saudi Nationals preferred
Start time: This is an urgent role. We are accepting applicants on a rolling basis, with expectations to close by July 8th, 2022
AstroLabs is committed to developing the digital ecosystem of the MENA region, and is leading the charge in this effort. We run one of the highest rated digital skills Academies in the region, operate 2 co-working spaces that support over 150 startups in the UAE and KSA, provide Talent and recruitment services to tech companies you use on a daily basis, support the international expansion of organizations through our company incorporation services, and run amazing incubators and accelerators for entrepreneurs with government and corporate partners. We are Ambitious, we take Ownership, and are committed to Excellence.
If you are a high performing, driven individual that loves working within innovation, fintech and you have has experience with program management or have been a founder yourself, then read on – we would love for you to join our dynamic team!
AstroLabs has been engaged to drive a leading Saudi financial institution’s corporate innovation program. We will be driving these outcomes forward by supporting the development of a highly engaged community of internal and external members (employees, startups, and experts), accelerate the ideation process to generate new digital product solutions, designing specific sprints and bootcamps and build and curate an online library of entrepreneurship content and toolkits.
As program manager, you will lead the successful design and execution of this program – leveraging your consulting and benchmarking experience to deliver a highly personalized program. You will own the end-to-end design of the program and become a key ally of the leading stakeholder. You will also be identifying new value-adding activities in terms of content, networks and coaching that go above and beyond in delivering the best in entrepreneurial programs.
What’s in it for you
Your role will drive the growth of an internal innovation strategy for one of the financial institutions in Saudi Arabia. You will impact culture, drive conversations and deliver outcomes that will directly impact new product offerings from the financial institution. Your impact will be immediately visible and will undoubtedly keep you motivated to deliver the best program you possibly can.
You will have full autonomy to implement your ideas (actually, that’s the main thing we will ask for) to improve our proposals, think of and implement ideas in our incubators/accelerators that no one else has thought of.
You will become part of a high-performance team focused on helping our customers. No bureaucracy, no corporate politics.
You will get a serious opportunity to grow. We are growing at pace and want our team to grow with us. You will build your personal development plan and have full support in progressing in your career in this job and all the ones that follow!
What will you learn
Continuous learning is a key value at AstroLabs. We are addicted to learning new things every week and we always say that we aim to become 1% better every day. If this is something you don’t enjoy, you probably won’t be a good fit into the team. But if you do enjoy it, here are just a few things you can expect from us:
Freedom to learn on the job. We all are autonomous and have room to learn new things on the job itself. Constant feedback from your manager, peers and customers will help you improve every day. Here are just a few things we think you will learn during the first 3 months:
AstroLabs Book Club – whether you read, listen to podcasts or other mediums, as long as you enjoy learning, you will always get new resources from us.