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REMOTE - Senior Manager of Global Innovation Center (Programs & Marketing)

  • ID: 495943
  • Posted: 11/24/2021
  • Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Acara Solutions is looking for a REMOTE -  Senior Manager, Global Innovation Center/Programs and Marketing for a Direct Placement for our Client.

  • The Senior Manager of the Global Innovation Center (GIC) manages the Programs, Operations, Marketing and Communications Team. 
  • This position will determine and execute internal and external communications around cutting edge technologies. 
  • This individual will provide program management and communication expertise in the implementation and initiatives within the Client Innovation Center and across the entire enterprise as a connection point to innovation. 
  • The Senior Manager of Programs and Marketing will play a key role in establishing credibility and visibility of a new and growing innovation team.
  • Adept at creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships, preparing information for a diverse and executive-level audience, and functioning in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • Identify, develop, and launch a handful of robust 'flagship' thought leadership content that drive GIC engagement internally and externally
  • Develop the brand and content strategy that drives a compelling and resonant presence for the GIC inside and outside CLIENT
  • Organize and facilitate on-going GIC programs. Includes ecosystem programs and outreach, such interactive exchanges between start-ups, potential corporate partners, and academics in collaboration with innovation project teams and CLIENT stakeholders
  • Support management of budget for formal partnerships, ecosystem marketing events and related activities
  • Manage planning and execution of internal engagement programs to ensure the innovation team has a presence and visibility across the organization. 
  • Includes 'Know our Business' presentations and curated innovation insights sessions with CLIENT leadership, business units, sales teams, and doctor network
  • Contribute to planning and prioritization discussions by providing insight into our emerging ecosystem community knowledge
  • Understand and develop forward-looking analysis and insights on behalf of the GIC
  • Manage all marketing and communication responsibilities for the GIC
  • Provide project coordination and management, data analysis, communications support, and presentation preparation
  • Develop appropriate metrics with which to manage the GIC's impact (i.e., input and output metrics for programs)
  • Plan and direct operational budgets to ensure programs and projects are supported
  • Support structuring and negotiating business agreements with program and ecosystem partners to advance innovations and GIC's presence in the innovation community
  • Oversee GIC's utilization of internal and external communication channels and manage cross-functional group of stakeholders, supporting innovation messaging across various CLIENT channels
  • Develop integrated marketing and communication campaigns, utilizing a range of mediums and formats. 
  • Analyze data and insights to inform content development

Pay rate $150,000 annually 

Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business or communication 
  • Minimum of 8 years' management experience with responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing performance of direct reports
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in corporate innovation, startup leadership, institutional venture capital, startup accelerator, or incubator settings; experience with the startup ecosystem
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in managing teams in cross-entity collaborative work and partner management
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in structuring and implementing partnership and sponsorship agreements
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in developing programs and thought leadership focused on emerging tech (IoT, Voice, AR/VR, AI/ML, etc.) AI, XR/AR and wearable tech
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in operating independently and executing both the strategic and operational level
  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in building partnerships and working collaboratively across a wide variety of functions to drive effective outcomes
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Master's degree 
  • Broad-based business and technology expertise with a track record of driving successful programs, projects, and communication plans
  • Exemplary verbal, presentation, and written communication skills, plus strong facilitation skills with an ability to balance conversation in mixed groups and manage cross-organizational dynamics
  • Track record as an incubation driver in the startup/ecosystem world
  • Ability to create and develop strong relationships with academics, senior leaders at start-ups, accelerators, and venture capital firms within an ecosystem
  • Has a 'swiss army knife' approach to problems. Creative problem solving
  • Knowledge in interpreting complex concepts and research to develop impactful insights-driven storytelling
  • Passionate about innovation, willing to take risks, brings creative approaches, be a change agent

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen
  • The working environment is generally favorable, lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust.
  • The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. 
  • It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Clientis an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. 
  • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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