Chief Innovations Officer

Executive Recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group is working on behalf of the country's fastest growing property developer for condominiums and low-cost housing with a mission of building homes and communities that change lives. This is a full-time role and based in Mandaluyong City.


A. External * Engages IT companies for tech solutions
B. Internal * Works with OD, group heads/managers to implement changes

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum requirement to perform the job effectively)
A. Education Industrial Engineer with knowledge on forward-looking IT solutions
B. License/Certification (only if needed to perform the job)
C. Functional/Technical Competencies


1. Knows the Business - Brings an understanding of the innovation project management and portfolio selection processes to bear on decisions that relate to the organization's business model, operations, and growth objectives.
* Recognizes how different functions in the organization impact the success of innovation projects.
* Uses knowledge of innovation activities to establish credibility with stakeholders (e.g., customers, parent company, stockholders or investors, community members, employees, etc.).
* Knows when team members in own and other functions will need additional support to achieve innovation project milestones and success.
* Uses understanding of competing functional and business priorities to reality test innovation project plans, assumptions, time estimates, and commitments.
* Considers the long-term implications (pros and cons) of decisions to innovation projects.
* Doesn't not need to come from the real estate industry

2. Initiates Action - Takes proactive steps to address innovation-related problems before the situation requires it.
* Frames decisions and options for the innovation project management team and other functional groups.
* Formulates proposals and actions plans when an innovation gap is identified.
* Informs concerned parties early on when certain issues have major implications on innovation projects.
* Takes action to ensure that relevant personnel are included in critical innovation project management discussions.

3. Thinks Critically - Seeks facts, data, or expert opinion to guide innovation-related decisions or courses of action.
* Immerses self in innovation project information to gain a thorough understanding of the project's status and key issues.
* Gathers data on past innovation projects to help determine best options for future innovation projects.
* Uses formal decision tools when appropriate to evaluate innovation alternatives and identify potential risks and issues.

4. Manages Risks - Anticipates and allows for changes in innovation priorities, schedules, resources, and changes due to scientific or technical issues.
* Double-checks validity of key innovation data and assumptions before making controversial or potentially risky decisions.
* Creates a contingency plan when pursuing innovation options that have clear risks associated with them.
* Maintains ongoing direct contract with risky or critical path activities to understand innovation progress.
* Stays in regular contact with those whose decisions impact the innovation project.


1. Communicates Clearly - Listens well and provides information that is easily understood and useful.
* Presents technical and complex innovation issues in a concise, clear, and compelling manner.
* Positions communication to address innovation needs or level of understanding of target recipients (e.g., senior management).
* Encourages open communication among innovation project management team members.
* Prepares innovation-related presentations for management.
* Effectively represents technical innovation arguments outside own area of expertise (e.g., IT, product development, etc.).

2. Pays Attention to Details - Maintains complete and detailed records of innovation plans, meeting minutes, and agreements.
* Continually updates or adjusts innovation project documents to reflect decisions and changes.
* Checks the validity of key assumptions in building the innovation plan.
* Follows up to ensure that innovation project commitments are understood.

3. Structures the Process - Constructs, adapts, or follows a logical innovation project management process to ensure achievement of corporate objectives and goals.
* Creates and uses a process to ensure that innovation priorities are established and corresponding project strategy is defined.
* Identifies sequence of steps needed to execute innovation project management process and uses planning tools to standardize procedures and structure activities.
* Maintains up-to-date documentation that maps expectations for individual innovation project team members.
* Creates business value metrics that the team can use to measure innovation value and benefits and monitor progress throughout the innovation project life cycle.


1. Focuses on Results - Continually focuses own and other's attention on realistic innovation project milestones and deliverables.
* Stresses need to keep innovation activities moving forward by continually focusing on ultimate deliverables.
* Keeps key innovation project milestones and schedules visible to the team.
* Terminates innovation projects or low-value activities in a timely fashion.

2. Builds a Team - Creates an environment of cooperation and mutual accountability within and across functions to achieve common objectives.
* Openly acknowledges different viewpoints and disagreements on innovation projects.
* Actively encourages all team members to participate regardless of their functional background or level in the organization.
* Involves team members in the planning process from beginning to end.
* Solicits input and involvement from different functions prior to their major involvement.
* Pushes for explicit commitment from team members when resolving issues.

3. Manages Complexity - Organizes, plans, and monitors multiple activities, people, and resources.
* Breaks innovation activities and assignments into components that appear doable.
* Balances and optimizes workloads among different groups and individuals.
* Quicky pulls together special teams or uses outside experts in order to address emergencies or unusual circumstances related to innovation projects.
* Debriefs to capture "best practices" and "lessons learned".

4. Makes Tough Decisions - Demonstrates assurance in own abilities, judgments, and capabilities; assumes accountability for actions.
* Challenges the way things are done and makes decisions about how things will get done.
* Pushes for reassessment of decisions by management when new information or data become available.
* Confronts individuals who are not meeting their commitments and pushes line management to replace individuals who fail to meet expectations.
* Challenges continued investment in a project if data suggest it will not succeed.
* Pursues or adopts innovative procedures that offer significant potential benefits in spite of limited prior experience.

5. Builds Strategic Support - Gets the support and level of effort needed from senior management and others to keep innovation projects on track.
* Assumes responsibility for championing the innovation projects while demonstrating a balance between passion and objectivity.
* Familiarizes self with operational and business concerns of major functions within the organization.
* Determines the best way to surface an issue or make a proposal.
* Pushes for active involvement of individuals with the experience and influence needed to make innovations initiatives happen.

D. Years of Experience
E. Behavioral Competencies Futuristic, has a change mindset, patient and good with people, organized thinking
Creativity, innovation, stakeholder focus, risk-taking, flexibility, internal collaboration, proactive management, lifelong education, multidirectional leadership, strategic focus, commitment, continuous improvement