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Innovation Program Manager

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Innovation Program Manager

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About the job

As an Innovation program manager you manage corporate and/or government innovation programs based on clients needs. You take care of the external stakeholder management, as well as the internal program and team management within the scope of your programs and projects. You focus on a set of clients and ensure the continuous development of the programs, processes, people and profitability within your client portfolio and beyond.

About us

TNW is a leading international tech media company founded in 2006. We write technology news (millions of monthly visitors to, host events (such as the TNW conference with 12.5k visitors), collect and analyze tech startup data as well as operate tech spaces in Amsterdam.

At TNW, we’re on a mission to inspire and inform the world about technology through media, events and services.


The role:


  • Is end- responsible for delivering the projects within the required quality and budget
  • Is able to grow the revenue of client portfolio with support of the commercial team
  • Responsible for time tracking of programs and projects in a time tracking tool to ensure accountable and profitable projects
  • Translating client briefings into different angles to solve the challenges
  • Facilitating delivery of research, scouting & outreach results by creation of deliverables
  • Manage timeline, deadline and priorities as well as profitability of programs
  • Facilitating workshops and organizing events
  • Continuous product & process development of the Programs and Project teams

Client success

  • Managing stakeholder expectations through regular contact and clear communication
  • Works clients independently and knows when to escalate for senior guidance
  • Can improve professional client relationship
  • Does not only execute, but is a trusted innovation expert to the client
  • Identifies and ensures upsell within programs and is involved with new leads

Team success

  • Managing and Coaching the functional innovation programs and project teams in their team and personal development
  • Facilitates teamwork & team goals by equipping team with right tools
  • Build and/or manage client portfolio within Programs including program management, coaching teams, content management and financial management

Your knowledge & skills

  • 3+ years of proven project manager B2B experience, preferably within consultancy or innovation department
  • A University degree, Masters or equivalent experience
  • Analytical skills
  • Well developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in corporate innovation processes (or a good understanding of it)
  • Understanding of the tech ecosystem and a deep startup understanding
  • Program management skills (planning, prioritizing)
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Intercultural team management and motivational skills
  • Positive, flexible and proactive mindset
  • Good understanding of corporate stakeholder management skills

Our offer

  • Flexible working hours and a relaxed, informal work atmosphere
  • An online subscription to the Financial Times
  • You’ll build a stellar network and meet some of the greatest thought leaders and most successful entrepreneurs in the world of tech and business (seriously)
  • A shortcut to the decision making rooms of global brands
  • Regular entrepreneurial events and workshops
  • Fruit, snacks, drinks and great coffee
  • Benefits such as Classpass, YourCampus, and more through our TNW Spaces community perks.
  • Company pension plan.
  • Free and unlimited access to Headspace (meditation), Inuka (personal coaching) and OpenUp (virtual psychologists).
  • An inspiring workplace at TNW City, with a bar & rooftop terrace 🌇
  • Weekly drinks with colleagues and other TNW City residents 🍸

TNW strives to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all people are treated equally and given the opportunity to excel.

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