Innovation Director

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Employment: Full Time

Sourcing for a visionary leader with a rich background in innovation and a nuanced understanding of real estate dynamics within innovation ecosystems, capable of developing and activating the innovation strategy for the client and its associated entities

Client Details

This is a unique opportunity to join an organisation who is involved in one of the biggest transformations in the KSA Region.


* Leadership in Innovation (10+ Years): Proven leadership in innovation environments, such as innovation districts, incubators/accelerators, or R&D/innovation departments within large organizations.
* Project Management Expertise: Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale projects, including coordinating multiple teams and interfacing with diverse stakeholders.
* Innovation Ecosystem Networking: Strong capability-building skills and a broad network within the innovation ecosystem.
* Real Estate Management Exposure: Knowledge and experience in managing or developing spaces for innovation, including understanding commercial arrangements, tenant needs, and master planning in the context of innovation hubs.
* Strategic Vision: Ability to conceptualize and implement long-term innovation strategies.
* Collaboration and Coordination: Strong skills in coordinating efforts across teams to ensure program activation and success.
* Stakeholder Engagement: Proficiency in developing engagement strategies and establishing key partnerships.
* Team Development: Capacity to build a high-performing innovation team through organic growth or strategic hiring.

Job Offer

Apart from the attractive remuneration, and associated benefits, an opportunity to execute the exciting vision and growth story that they have for KSA.

* Education: Graduate degree in a relevant field from a reputable institution is compulsory. With a preference for candidates holding a Master's in Management or MBA.
* Middle East Experience: Experience working in the Middle East, with knowledge of the KSA innovation landscape preferred.
* Language Skills: Fluency in English, with Arabic language understanding preferred.


Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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