Chief Innovation Officer at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) assist establishments and persons create the value they are seeking. They are a network of firms in 158 nations with over 236,000 people who are devoted to offering quality in assurance, tax, and advisory services. In Sub-Saharan Africa, they are the biggest provider of professional services with branches in 34 nations and more than 9000 people. They are hiring on behalf of their clients to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: Chief Innovation Officer

Reference Number: 130-PEO01109
Location: Lagos
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop the innovation masterplan for the organization and drive its implementation
  • Lead the organization to become innovation-driven by setting the innovation agenda and implementing the same across the various systems
  • Champion and develop creative thinking in employees and find ways to nurture innovative thinking across all areas of the company.
  • Formulates effective new ideas and innovative strategies for product development, marketing, branding, or business opportunities
  • Strategize with product development teams to transform general ideas into workable solutions that contribute to the organization’s bottom line
  • Analyze existing practices to isolate areas requiring improvement
  • Evaluate innovation advancement and fine-tune the pace or direction of new projects in accordance

Technology Strategy Development & Implementation:

  • Lead technology and digital innovation strategy development and implementation plans, to achieve the company’s mission; set strategic objectives and measurable goals
  • Explore new digital products that could measure, analyze and drive audiences to new solutions
  • Build strong relationships with technology vendors and develop first-to-market digital innovation that aligns with the organization’s goals and initiatives
  • Create a digital innovation approach with the appropriate processes, tools, and metrics to support new growth opportunities
  • Support and guide innovation of new digital products for the organization to increase commercial revenues
  • Build and manage key technology and digital stakeholder relationships including a network of leaders and decision-makers in the local community – partners, government bodies, providers, media, etc
  • Drive the spin-off of a digital organization as another income stream to the organization.


Qualification & Experience:

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  • A first degree in Information Technology, Computer Systems, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Master’s Degree or MBA would be an added advantage
  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. ITIL
  • Minimum of 18 years of relevant experience and at least 5 years of relevant work experience in an African/Nigerian market
  • Over 5 years’ experience in general management experience across the various IT and digital disciplines
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry and understanding of the Consumer Lending space will be preferred
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial context and/or with SMEs
  • Experience in direct consumer businesses and services; experience in a dynamic operational environment; ability to solve complex problems as they occur
  • Outstanding knowledge of various IT systems especially Fintech with a passionate interest in using innovation and technology to transform the financial services industry and fuel growth as well as the ability to embrace technology to scale impact
  • Knowledge of Information Risk Management and System Security
  • Knowledge of operational principles and practices, regulatory environment and policies.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Analytical Skills
  • Process Design, Implementation and Review
  • In-depth Knowledge of Consumer Lending
  • Strategy Development and Execution
  • Research & Analytical skills
  • Project & Budget Management
  • Database Management
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Good Knowledge of Technology (Lending and CRM applications)
  • Vendor & Partner Management
  • Resource Management
  • Self-Assured, Confident and Assertive
  • Good Leadership and People Management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Positive, solutions and impact-oriented attitude
  • Drive for excellence
  • Data-driven decision-making approach
  • Change Management
  • Willing to take calculated risks.

Application Closing Date

7th December 2019.

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