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Innovation Manager

Company: AAA Washington
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Develop your career on the AAA team! We are hiring an Innovation Manager.At AAA, we are inspired by members, and driven to innovate.Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, we are over 600 strong, bringing the benefits and value of AAA to over 1.2 million members in Washington and northern Idaho. The innovation program @ AAA Washington is an internal innovation program that plays a vital role in helping transform our products & services of today, while leading the way to the future.As our Innovation Manager, you will be a hands-on contributor supporting the many facets of our innovation program. You'll immerse yourself in our innovation portfolio, working with startups we invest in, partners we engage with, and internal teams delivering new products and services supporting our core business today. You will research new market opportunities for the future, and you will play a central role in bringing those winning innovation ideas to life.You will work with teams and individuals across our business helping to ignite idea generation and helping support the activities needed to define, prioritize, approve and execute innovation efforts.You'll help us assess & measure innovation opportunities, support programs and partners, contribute to creation of innovation business cases, and assist in providing project planning and coordination vital to onboarding new programs, products and services.Key responsibilities:Coordinate creation of business case artifacts for new innovation opportunities.Manage ongoing operating relationships of innovation partners & startups.Guide and/or participate in idea generation & innovation discovery efforts.Manage ongoing measurement of innovation program status and outcomes.Report program status and insights to Innovation Governance and other stakeholders.Collaborate with peers, leaders and subject matter experts to discover, define and guide innovation opportunities.Skills & Experience:Demonstrated experience in program or product management, including measuring and reporting on program insights and outcomes, and providing insights for program governance.Experience identifying, creating, or sourcing ideas & opportunities, and developing business cases to pitch to decision makers.Strong knowledge and passion for entrepreneurship with demonstrated grasp of emerging trends, markets, and technologies.Demonstrated knowledge of digital platforms, agile delivery, and technical product management.Analysis skills with exposure to creating business cases, cost benefit analysis, and ROI assessments.Excellent interpersonal, networking and presentation skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships.Exposure to / familiarity with startup communities, venture capital, incubators is helpful.Ability to multi-task, managing multiple high visibility initiatives.Demonstrated ability to work independently and function well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.This is a highly visible position that reports to and partners closely with the Chief Innovation Officer. The ideal candidate will at minimum have a 4-year college degree, 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience, a career history that demonstrates innovation experience, and a strong track record of delivering results.Company DescriptionThe American Automobile Association (AAA) is a federation of motor clubs across North America. AAA Washington is the largest independent club in the federation with 1.2 million members and nearly 600 employees in Washington and northern Idaho. A leader in roadside assistance, mobility advocacy and traffic safety for nearly 120 years, AAA Washington also operates a full-service travel agency and the largest independent personal-lines insurance agency in WashingtonAAA Washington was established in 1904 by 10 prominent Seattleites determined to champion the betterment of motoring conditions, laws and legislation; the preservation of Washington state's natural beauty; and the promotion of Washington as an unrivaled tourist destination. More than a century later the club continues to pursue these on behalf of its members.Working at AAA WashingtonAs a not-for-profit, member-based organization, AAA Washington is a uniquely special place to work. Our team of nearly 600 employees across Washington state consistently ranks us high in workplace satisfaction scores. Our Board of Trustees and Executive Team are committed to progressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging to ensure we are creating a welcoming place for all employees. We have practices in places to ensure pay equity, and our employee body, Board of Trustees and Executive Teams are comprised of at least 50 percent women.Giving back to our community has long been an important part of our culture. We engage with communities across Washington state through volunteer programs like tree plantings and participation in Pride parades, neighborhood trash picks up and the United Way Day of Caring.We take care of our employees through a competitive compensation program, flexible hybrid work options, up to 22 days per year accrued paid time off, paid company volunteer hours and holidays that include Juneteenth and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a wellness program and one of the most comprehensive health insurances in the state available to a diversity of family compositions.BENEFITSUp to 22 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) in the first year4 Hours of Volunteer Time Off every yearTen Paid Holidays every year in addition to PTO, including MLK and JuneteenthPPO Medical insurance plans, including Traditional or HDHP options with HSA and Employer ContributionsFlexible Pay401(k) with Employer MatchFree Premier RV AAA Washington MembershipAt AAA Washington, we celebrate diversity and equity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and encourage people of all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills to apply.We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we do not sponsor visas. We do not provide relocation assistance. The expectation for this position is that the employee lives within our Washington/Idaho service area. AAA Washington is a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: AAA Washington, Bellevue , Innovation Manager, Executive , Bellevue, Washington

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