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Innovation Manager

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  10-Nov-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


At Vodafone Group we build connections to all our Global operations, acting as an advisory board to drive consistency and customer excellence across 30 countries and for over 420 million customers. We are constantly uncovering tactics to innovate the way we operate, set our global standards or lead our strategic performance. By joining Vodafone Group, you will be part of evolving our digital world of total communications. Now is the time to get on board. 


As we evolve into a truly digital company, Vodafone Group Technology spans across the entire Vodafone footprint and drives our technology advancements, to enable us to be the best and most secure in unified communications.  We empower our consumer and enterprise customers to be confidently and securely connected.  Our unique capabilities create the best voice and data to our customers and continue our advancement in the Internet of Things (IOT), BIG Data, Cybersecurity, Cloud & Hosting, TV and Video. We’re heading to an exciting future – fancy being part of our Vodafone Gigabit growth? 


Role Profile: 


Vodafone is putting innovation and quality at heart and boost creativity. This is the perfect opportunity for you to manage the start of a new era – the NOVA ecosystem. We are seeking a proactive and passionate Innovation Manager to join the team in our Newbury office. You will have experience working across all aspects of project management, including business analysis and software application delivery. 


This hands-on role requires the ability to communicate with key stakeholders and maintain control over project scope, requirements, timescales and costs. Equally important is the desire to understand software application delivery models and living the agile way – this is innovation.  


You will act as a community manager by promoting NOVA across channels and developing the community management strategy. You will also be working closely with the marketing teams in developing and implementing the internal communication strategy. Moreover, you will create high-quality content that engages the community, builds loyalty, spreads entrepreneurial spirit and drives users to engage with the platform on a regular basis. 


Job Responsibility

  • Driving Innovation, and ideas through the NOVA innovation programme 

  • Provide the support structure, and coaching required for innovators 

  • Align with senior stakeholders, to inspire innovation towards Vodafone’s strategic goals 

  • Developing, maintaining and delivering the NOVA programme plan 

  • Supporting and Managing the NOVA volunteer team 

  • Growing the NOVA community and promoting the ecosystem to stakeholders 

  • Lead the Expansion of NOVA to Markets, customers, and partners along with the NOVA Product Manager 

  • Identifying resources and assigning individual responsibilities 

  • Managing the day-to-day operational aspects and scope of a project 

  • Lead the NOVA Platform roadmap by gathering Requirements from different markets, customers, and partners. 

  • Lead the Expansion of NOVA to other markets, customers, and partners 




Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.