Head of Technical Innovation

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Head of Technical Innovation
CopenhagenLocalMaritime TechnologyRef.: ML-218064
Can you turn ideas into viable technology that reduces costs, cuts carbon emissions and improves safety? If so you could be our next Head of Technical Innovation.
We Offer
Maersk is continually developing new technical solutions to reduce costs, improve our customer experience and make our operations safer.

In addition, Maersk in December last year announced the strategy to reduce its CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050.

The Technical Innovation team is at the core of technical innovation in Maersk from idea generation through maturation and testing to hand over of technical and economically viable solutions to be implemented in the business.

We offer:

• A unique opportunity to work with large-scale technical innovation and new technology.

• International exposure working for the industry leader in a dynamic, global industry.

• Experienced colleagues and broad internal and external networking opportunities.

• Excellent development prospects within technology development, strategy and innovation.

• The chance to make a real difference for the business and the environment.
Key Responsibilities
The Head of Technical Innovation:

• Leads a team of senior innovation project and portfolio managers that work closely with a broad range of Maersk colleagues and external partners to deliver new, viable and valuable physical technology solutions to the business

• Manages the portfolio of internal and external innovation initiatives and the seed funding earmarked for technical innovation projects and technology trials

• Sets the strategic direction for the team in collaboration with Maersk’s Technical Innovation Board, consisting of senior technical, commercial and strategy leaders from across the group

• Shapes the innovation activities related to Maersk’s target to start operating the first commercially viable carbon-neutral vessels in 2030 and fully decarbonized operations by 2050, including energy efficiency and new low-carbon fuel types

• Drives new ways of working and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders as part of Maersk’s cultural transformation
Who we are looking for
Candidates are expected to have 10+ years of relevant professional experience.

The ideal candidate:

• Is a strategic thinker with strong business acumen and an ability to make decisions under considerable uncertainty

• Has a proven track record of successfully delivering large, complex projects

• Possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills

• Is able to lead and motivate diverse groups and rally them around a common goal

• Has a keen interest in solving technical problems

The following experience would be beneficial but is not a must:

• Technology development, innovation and business development
• Logistics, shipping/maritime, management consulting and fuels/energy
• Business case development, technology evaluation and contract law
• Partnership development, cross-industry collaboration and start-up engagement
• Intellectual Property, negotiations, vendor management
• An advanced degree, e.g. in engineering or business administration

>Last application date: 08 September 2019.
For further information, please contact: Michael Ritter Christiansen +45 33635423.
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. We operate 610 container vessels and provide ocean transportation in all parts of the world. But not only do we power some of the world’s largest ships – we also propel the growth ambitions of businesses and individuals all over our planet. Every day our 7,000 seafarers and 25,000 land-based employees at 374 offices share their expertise with our customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential. We are devoted to creating simple and reliable solutions for our partners, continuously lifting industry standards and enabling global trade in the most sustainable manner possible. What we do is more than shipping. We deliver promises. Promises from customers and businesses all over the world.
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