Innovation Program Manager

Are you looking for an internal consultancy role where you can both implement and manage 3D printing processes from A to Z? Do you like to work on project-based and client-oriented tasks? Are you a creative person with a solution-based mentality? Then our Innovation Program Manager position might be for you.

What you will do

  • Manage large-scale strategic innovation programs with a customer or partner
  • Work at the cross-section of high-tech manufacturing, creative design, and business 
  • Work with small and large enterprises from all over the world (Europe, Asia, US) 
  • Get a high degree of autonomy in your daily work and are part of a highly dynamic team
  • Can contribute to the strategic growth of Mindware and Materialise
  • Strategic roadmapping: You are responsible for designing, planning, and implementing the innovation program roadmap with the client.
  • Program management: You follow up and report on the program progress (timing, budget, organizational impact, etc.). You proactively manage dependencies, identify, and mitigate project risks. 
  • Cross-functional collaboration: You closely work with cross-functional teams of Materialise and the customer to deliver work packages on time and within budget 
  • Stakeholder alignment: By actively listening and engaging with the client, you ensure stakeholder alignment and expectation management at all levels of the organization.
  • Change management: You act as an agent of change in the client’s organization, driving the additive manufacturing vision and enabling mindset changes of involved stakeholders 
  • Partnership development: You assist in further deepening the commercial relationship with the client and lead new partnership proposals and negotiations. 
  • Mindware's business growth: You assess and qualify new client requests, define consultancy proposals tailored to the client's needs together with our experts and execute these projects. 
  • Mindware's service development: you contribute to Mindware product marketing by translating research findings into strategic recommendations and/or new service opportunities.
  • Mindware's positioning: You contribute to strengthening and spreading the Mindware vision at external and internal events.

Your profile

  • Study background: degree in economics, business management, innovation management, product design, or engineering 
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience
  • Complex program/innovation management (with experience in using project management tools)
  • Large-scale change management 
  • Working in a manufacturing environment or similar
  • Passionately curious and fast learner
  • Entrepreneurial in getting things done and solving problems
  • Customer-centric and strategic mindset 
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Creative — Willing and able to think out of the box
  • Comfortable taking the stage and leading work sessions with customers 
  • Technical affinity and affinity for manufacturing industries

Location and type of contract

  • Belgium
  • Full-time

Is this something for you?

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Working at Materialise

Materialise is a dynamic, international high-tech company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Belgium, with over 2,300 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through its software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing). Our customers are in diverse industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research, and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

More information

Having a healthy work-life balance

When creating a better and healthier world, a good place to start is with yourself. That’s why we encourage our employees to stay fit both physically and mentally by offering sports workshops and flexible hours with the possibility of working remotely.

Personal growth and career opportunities

Materialise invests in people and want to see them grow in a career that fits them best. We offer personal training to every employee, so they can access every available career opportunity.

Team building

It’s also important to enjoy working at Materialise. With initiatives such as memorable team-building activities, lively after-work drinks, and team lunches, we’re building a work environment in which our employees feel good.

Innovation is key

Innovation isn’t an empty word at Materialise. We create and deliver high-tech solutions in additive manufacturing. Innovation and leadership by our employees is both encouraged and rewarded.