13 days old

Technical Innovation Manager - Startup Experience

Edison, NJ 08837
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    $110,000 To $125,000

Our client, a major retail and wholesale company in central NJ is looking for a Technical Manager to join the team and help bring new innovations to light. This position will lead the discovery, exploration, design, development and subsequent deployments of new technology solutions for an evolving company-wide user base.

Accountable to build/foster an innovation culture and capability to enable Company to navigate the disruptive forces that will impact the retail and wholesale sales industry.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Core Functions / Minimum Requirements

The core functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing a culture of IT innovation internally, driving strategic research that will identify and evaluate technologies to build new capabilities and supporting the execution of Innovation ideas.
  • Develop and execute a collaboration plan that allows for the ability to quickly view all of the innovation activities taking place across the enterprise
  • Act as the primary Innovation Champion, enthusiastically encouraging experimentation, new ideas, trial and error, fast failure and faster success.
  • Create passion and an entrepreneurial spirit around the concept of experimentation and innovative ideas.
  • Engage and motivate key talent to produce the best work possible.
  • Builds out the following as appropriate:

    • A toolkit with incubators and accelerators to tap the external innovation ecosystem.
    • A process for small equity investments to assess and access new growth. opportunities for future strategic and financial value.
    • An internal incubator to support seed stage ideas from within and outside of Wakefern through the concept stage and into commercialization.
    • A partnership with existing companies and private equity firms to joint venture for speed to market.

  • Prototyping and integrating new innovative technologies for adoption.
  • Rapidly evaluate technologies and vendors for various use cases.
  • Serves as team lead, providing guidance and support to other members of the team.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, or Project Management. Advanced degrees a plus.
  • 5+ years of relevant technical and business work experience.
  • Proven success in leading startups or Innovation practices.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and innovation mindset of creativity, risk-taking, customer focus, influencing, change leadership, collaboration and executive presence.
  • Demonstrable experience with the development of innovative new technologies and features and ability to spot emerging trends.
  • Experience having led functions such as technology product management, product marketing and product strategy that involve application of innovative and design thinking and driving strategic efforts.
  • Ability to think conceptually and translate ideas into action and leadership in implementing prototypes and pilots.
  • Exposure to designing large-scale, real-time, business critical systems.
  • Demonstrated problem solving experience, addressing and resolving challenges faced by the Technology and business organizations.
  • Experience with Agile development concepts, modern cloud-based integrations and a desire to "roll-up sleeves" to get things done.
  • Experience building relationships with technology partners, trade associations and industry analysts.
  • Experience leveraging new and emerging technologies in system implementations and technology projects.


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