Venture leader Grooming and Beauty (Freelance)
Venture Lead | Female Beauty
In this role, you have the opportunity to
Empower women to look and feel better by driving explorations of new value propositions and business opportunities within our Female Beauty category. You'll lead your own venture team into new need spaces and define solutions building on our own innovations in hair, face and body care as well as building strategic partnerships.
You are responsible for
Exploring business opportunities in new and existing value spaces in the beauty domain, where you'll define the consumer insights, offering and business potential for Philips; Leading your venture with a cross-functional team by setting out a lean validation plan, following the VPC, NBX and lean start-up methodologies; The proposition and business case. You'll build-up evidence to de-risk both along the way, justifying further exploration and funding; Connecting and building a relationship with potential partners, both internal and external, with the goal to co-create solutions for our customers; Reporting out to the venture portfolio board, consisting of the Beauty Business Leader, Beauty Innovation Leader and Ventures and Solutions management team; Maintaining a steady learning velocity through small iterative cycles and prioritization of the riskiest assumptions.
You are a part of the Beauty Ventures and Solutions team, a dynamic and cross functional team of T-shaped entrepreneurs with a broad range of skills sets and end-to-end responsibility. You will report into the front-end venturing leader. With us, you will be exploring new opportunities from our venture innovation funnel by systematically defining the business opportunity, problem-solution fit, product-market fit and scaling potential. You'll lead your venture focusing on the riskiest hypotheses between us and success. When successful, ventures will grow into in market pilots. And if determined there is limited business potential, we move onto the next investigation.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience.
- Master-degree in business management or innovation management, or bachelor with strong proven track-record;
- Minimum of 5 years experience in a relevant role (e.g. marketing role with experience in leading NBX or VPC projects);
- Consumer first mindset combined and working understanding of business model innovation.
- Ability to autonomously define development logic, utilizing tools from VPC and Lean Start-up. Capable to think strategic and act pragmatic and you bring a track record to show it;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
- Fluency in English is a must.
In return, we offer you
The possibility to grow and learn in a multitude of domains, from consumer marketing to innovation management. We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore and room to grow. We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.
Influences business plans and management communications by supporting small product development projects for new features. Develops detailed product specifications for a small portfolio, to achieve short term business results. Supports product management by gathering specific information and preparation of product introduction material. Gathering information w.r.t. product strategy, making SWOT analysis. Develop presentation material. Participates in the market introduction.