Global Innovation Lead

Global Innovation Lead

  • Marketing
  • Industrial
  • Oostrum
  • Vanaf 10 jaar werkervaring
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  • 10+ years related experience in an international B2B or B2B2C product organization
  • Expertise with BI / data analytics
  • Skilled with innovation methodologies and tools
  • Multi-level and multi-functional stakeholder management experience 
  • University degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related

* Research shows that while male candidates feel confident enough to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirements, female candidates only apply when they tick every box. So if this role has your name on it, but you’re not sure about the criteria, we still want to hear from you.

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Cordstrap ensures that goods are safely transported worldwide with solutions that protect the goods, the people handling them, and the industrial environments they pass through. The market-leading company is looking for a Global Innovation Lead to drive innovation capabilities and create new value streams to support their ambitious growth targets.

About Cordstrap

Cordstrap is the global market leader in Protection Engineering. They mitigate risks associated with transporting goods, to protect products, people, and places. Cordstrap provides customers with customized advice and solutions to meet a wide variety of global shipping needs. Their broad product range includes strapping, lashing, dunnage bags, moisture control and cargo monitoring services. And they combine these with application expertise and local regulatory knowledge to create tailor-made load security solutions for their customers. 

With headquarters in The Netherlands, Cordstrap has a global presence of sales offices, factories, and distribution partners. They have 500 employees in twenty-two countries and serve customers in more than fifty countries worldwide.

Cordstrap is developing a fit-for-future sales approach for commercial teams to strike the right balance between customer acquisition, development, and retention. This sales model is focused on potential and high value opportunities in three application segments; Container Protection (CP), Heavy-Duty Securing (HDS) and Palletizing, Unitizing and Bundling (PUB).

Vacancy: Global Innovation Lead

Cordstrap is undergoing an exciting strategic journey to create even more value for their customers. They are transitioning from product sales and technical advice to solution selling, which is grounded in a high-quality portfolio and globally entrusted brand. With their strategic Protection Engineering direction, the commercial focus is o⁰n multi-location and multi-application customers. And Cordstrap is further developing their value selling capabilities by working with customers to resolve risks using an analyze, advise, act , insurance model.

Commoditization is a constant challenge in the industry. That’s why valuable, inspirational innovations are needed to develop new products and propositions. And Cordstrap is expanding their team with an emphasis on innovation development, as well as more marketing functions, and several strategic and hands-on VP-1 level profiles to deliver the increased focus in this space.

The Global Innovation Lead will build Cordstrap’s innovation capabilities from the ground up. They’ll maximize the organization’s current potential to enable the business to reach the next level. They will inspire, enable, and motivate a diverse group of key internal stakeholders to work together and define, create and execute impactful innovation strategies and processes. This role lives outside of the box and will empower an environment that stimulates and encourages creativity and co-creation.

The Global Innovation Lead will operate in the center of a collaborative triangle together with Segment Marketing, PPI, and the Application Engineers. Together they will generate customer, market- and competitor intelligence, develop ideas from a business and technology perspective, assess their feasibility, carry out competitor benchmarking, test hypotheses, and even initiate and manage co-developments with customers. These will lead to the development and implementation of cost to quality projects, new application driven solutions, long-term sustainability projects, and future next-gen digital initiatives.

Playing a key role within the coordination and execution of these various strategic projects, the Global Innovation Lead will collaborate with various international stakeholders including sales, marketing activation, operations, IT and even external agencies or partners. She/he is a pro-active self-starter and will be coached and mentored by the VP of Operations, while reporting into a tailored C-level Innovation Board.

The Global Innovation Lead has a strong business sense and experience setting up innovation initiatives, processes, and tools within an international organization. They will be a key contributor during the entire process of each innovation. Taking a customer-centric approach, this role drives innovation within all areas of the business and utilizes insights from both the industry and other markets as inspiration for disruptive change.

“Cordstrap is a mid-size multinational with a global scope, but still small enough to drive fast decision making and achieve results at a very high speed. This role offers the opportunity to drive the innovation strategy and its execution, significantly impacting the way we do business and create value. -Brad Tribble, CEO of Cordstrap 

Cordstrap is a fast-growing organization that values ​​creative ideas and taking initiative. The Global Innovation Lead will make a significant impact on Cordstrap’s future value-based business model. It is ideally suited for an entrepreneurial and result-driven innovation expert driven by curiosity and enthusiasm to dive into Cordstrap’s business and products and create new value for their customers. The role offers creative freedom and a high-level of responsibility with the exciting opportunity to contribute significantly to the Protection Engineering mission.



Cordstrap is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
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