Innovation Analyst (Remote)

Working as part of the Innovation Team we are looking for an Innovation Analyst, a role that combines elements of market analysis, business analysis and technology analysis. As this is a new department within our organisation the successful applicant will have the proven ability and experience to work independently within this role.

Key Activities and Responsibilities

Help drive the effort to both generate and gather business ideas to fill the innovation pipeline.

  • Work directly with the Innovation Director to identify, research, evaluate & test ideas; resulting in the planning of minimum viable products (MVP’s).
  • Network with internal stakeholders (including sales teams), external partners, vendors, investors & academic colleagues to understand trends and opportunities.
  • The role requires a strong understanding of how new businesses are built, from problem discovery to market analysis to concept and product validation and to financial and business model building.
     

About you

The desired candidate will:

  • Be business focused but also have an understanding of technology.
  • Have a broad range of experience from analysing markets and market trends to analysing business processes and tasks to technology and IP discovery and will play a major role in driving the innovation process.
  • killed at working on own initiative while focused on priorities and deadlines
  • Be skilled at connecting to, collaborating with and discovering knowledge from internal and external sources
  • Be organised and structured in approach, to align with a data driven operation
  • Be agile, flexible and comfortable in a start-up like culture
  • Have a strong ability to understand how business ideas may be suitable from a high-level strategic perspective right down to the lower-level technical perspective.
  • Have a bachelors degree
     

Things that make you stand out from other applicants:/h3>

  • A strong & broad knowledge of technology from multiple areas including HPC (High Performance Computing), cloud services, artificial intelligence, analytics, IoT, data, software development, etc. & the ability to quickly learn about new technologies to understand their value.
  • Experience of both the enterprise and start-up worlds across multiple industries.
     

Reasons to work for us:

  • Work with insanely smart colleagues pushing the boundaries of technology, modelling, AI, and all things cool into new and exciting business areas.
  • Help build and improve the Innovation business function – this is a new function with lots of opportunities to grow your career!
  • A primarily remote team with lots of flexibility but also lots of opportunities to meet in person for workshops, brainstorming and social events.
  • Enjoy excellent holiday allowance, pension contributions, private health care (we cover the tax on your premium too) and more!
  • Our structure means we get to know each employee as an individual and the contribution their work brings to our organisational successes, allowing us to recognise and reward our rising stars.
     
About NAG

NAG (Numerical Algorithms Group) provides industry-leading numerical software and technical services to banking and finance, energy, engineering, and market research, as well as academic and government institutions. World renowned for the NAG® Library - the most rigorous and robust collection of numerical algorithms available - NAG also offers Automatic Differentiation, Machine Learning, and Mathematical Optimization products, as well as world-class technical consultancy across HPC (High Performance Computing) and Cloud HPC, code porting and optimization, and other areas of numerical computing. Founded more than 50 years ago from a multi-university venture, NAG is headquartered in Oxford, UK with offices in the UK, US, EU, and Asia.

Application

Unfortunately, we cannot support sponsorship for this role.

Interested in applying, but want more details? If you would like to discuss the position in more detail, do not hesitate to drop us an email at the address below and we will get right back to you for an informal chat.

We believe that a diverse workforce helps us develop innovative products and services. To enable this, we operate a blind recruitment process and all information which has the potential to introduce conscious or unconscious bias will be redacted during the shortlisting process.

If you are interested in joining the team, please send us your CV with a covering letter of application to hradmin@nag.co.uk.