WAVESPACE MANAGER

Passionate about innovation? Driven by enabling other people? Search no longer... You'll love this job!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS JOB:

The Factory is a fast-growing startup team within EY. We support the growth of promising companies, empower established companies in their innovation process, engage intrapreneurs and connect them with each other to stimulate open innovation. Our goal is to enable innovators within EY, within our corporate clients and within startups and scale-ups. The Factory resides in the EY wavespace, based in Antwerp. This innovation hub is carefully designed to facilitate open innovation. The space is part of a global network of EY wavespaces. Feel welcome to pay us a visit and discover this innovation center yourself.

YOUR CHALLENGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

For our team at The Factory, we are looking for a MANAGER for our EY wavespace™. Every day, the EY wavespace hosts events, from brainstorm/ideation/workshop sessions (both internal and with clients) to hackathons/meetups/challenges with startups and universities. You understand the concept and methodology behind our sessions and dominate the technology that enables such events. Together with the wavespace team, you will help business teams to set-up the agenda for their innovation session, making sure the space is always used in the most effective way. You will help preparing teams to facilitate brainstorm and workshop sessions hosted here. This is a no-brainer for you, because innovation is your passion. In addition, you will have a key role in maintaining the relationships with the other wavespaces of our global network, representing the Antwerp wavespace team and following-up defined KPIs.

THIS IS YOU:

  • Awesome people skills
  • The ability to translate business ideas to innovative sessions
  • Loves technology and is up-to-date with innovation trends
  • Helicopter viewer and loves to make sure all is in its place
  • Team player and leader with a positive attitude, drive and energy
  • Innovator by heart – Experienced in (some) innovation methodologies (Design Thinking, Agile, Lean, etc.)
  • Likes data gathering and making sure performance indicators are reached
  • Fluent in Dutch and English; French or other third languages are a plus
  • Pro-active and great management skills
  • Always up to respect deadlines but you don’t panic when facing last minute changes
  • Multitasking is your second nature
  • No problem with flexible working hours: early in the morning or late-evening events, you have it covered
  • Curiosity to learn, explore, get to know people
  • Loves to work in a startup-like environment

THIS IS US:

  • The Factory is a relatively small, young & enthusiastic team (+/- 20pers.)
  • We live & breathe innovation and challenge each other to improve our skills every day
  • Entrepreneurship, team play and excellence are our team values
  • Freedom, flexible working hours, home office and a ping-pong competition are encouraged, as long as the team’s KPI’s are respected
  • We work in an inspiring working environment that will boost your creativity
  • We offer you an interesting salary package with fringe benefits
  • We offer you a front row position in enabling innovation within a leading international company

You've got what it takes to be our awesome new colleague? Reach out!

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