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Date: Jan 13, 2019

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 33747 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Innovation Lead to join our team in Montreal, Quebec (CA-QC), Canada (CA).



The candidate will identify, assess and deploy new innovation initiatives across the organization by working closely with the global Innovation and Digital Solutions team, other BIS teams, business unit stakeholders, corporate partners, universities, startup founders, industry specialists and venture capital stakeholders.


We currently have several opportunities, an open innovation platform which brings together startups and venture capital firms with some of the largest corporate firms in the mobility, logistics and travel industries.

The candidate must be able to work at all levels of the organization to understand business strategies and translate these into opportunities for our client.




  • Manage the lifecycle of internal and external innovation initiatives (e.g. innovation programs, hackathons, meetups, etc.):
  1. Identify and recommend opportunities to develop innovation capabilities within Bombardier
  2. Meet with internal stakeholders to align innovation initiative goals with strategic priorities
  3. Work with external partners to deliver initiatives (e.g. startups, service providers, partners)
  4. Collaborate with the Innovation and Digital Solutions team to prototype and test new innovative ideas
  5. Take responsibility for project management activities, such as tracking and reporting progress on initiative advancement.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships across innovation ecosystems (e.g. executives, key customers, subject-matter experts, industry leaders, universities, startups, industry associations, venture capital firms, etc.)
  • Represent the client at external meetings related to this area (e.g. meetups, conferences)




o Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (preferred) in Business, Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technology or a related field 
• Experience:
o Minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience in strategy, solution deployment/adoption, program/project management, business analysis, innovation management, or related experience years in a similar role
o Experience in gate / governance reviews associated with innovation and start up initiatives

• Required Skills
o Must have these three qualities above and beyond all technical and business acumen: (a) compassionate leader, (b) self-aware and (c) empathy
o Strong program management and governance abilities
o Experience with corporate innovation, start-ups, industry/university associations and/or JV’s
o Familiarity with agile development and rapid prototyping methods to validate new business concepts & ideas
o Strong verbal and written communication skills 
o Skilled at building and maintaining diverse professional relationships
o Passion for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things, advanced analytics, and augmented and virtual reality 
o Understanding of the Aerospace, Transportation, high technology and manufacturing industries


This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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