Innovation Officer

Job Description

We are looking to hire an Innovation Officer to coordinate our innovation efforts across all departments as our business moves into the next phase of growth.

The role will involve research, design and testing of various ideas. You might be testing electric vehicles one day and leading a customer focus group about a new service the next. You must be willing to learn, listen well and work well with a wide variety of stakeholders. Additionally, you will have the curiosity and passion to improve the business.

Key areas of focus will be:

  1. Inspiration and best practice: you will be expected to be on the pulse of developments in the industry and technologies from other industries that could improve Clean Team. This will mean understanding best practice and scouting for novel ideas, insights and strategic innovation from a diversity of sources
  2. Developing skills: this is about training team members on the skills needed for sustainable innovation, and maintaining understanding as the organisation develops, to ensure everyone has the ability to put an idea forward
  3. Promoting open innovation to identify new opportunities: setting up and running ideas generation schemes and processes that encourage creative thinking across the business, with team members, key stakeholders and customers
  4. Experimentation You will be the company expert on building lean pilots, ensuring rigorous analysis, interpreting results and improving processes, products and services.
  5. Scaling successful pilots: you will lead the transition of successful pilots into business as usual, whether they be operational improvements or new service offerings. This will include developing business cases, using ROI and other investment metrics
  6. Follow customer responses to new ideas. In conjunction with the customer service team, you will track and analyse the success of new products and services, responding to customer or team queries.

The successful candidate will report to the CEO. S/he will become the expert point of contact within the organisation and will be supported by all departments to ensure they succeed.

  • Remuneration will be between 2,000 and 5,000 Cedis per month, dependent on experience. Private health insurance will also be offered on passing probation
  • On passing probation, you will become eligible for the annual performance related bonus scheme
  • People development is important to us as an organisation and we will invest in your professional development with both formal and informal training opportunities
  • Work in a culture that will push you to be your best, with high standards but also a respect for your ideas and opinions and a willingness to bring ideas to reality
  • There is the opportunity to help build an organisation that shows the world that container-based sanitation can help solve the sanitation crisis that Ghana and many other nations are facing in a dignified and customer focused way

Required Skills or Experience

  • Knowledge of improving customer service, launching new products or building better business processes in an organisation or department
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with the range of CTG’s different stakeholders. Only a collaborative individual can succeed in this role
  • Strong project management to build and manage schedules, track initiatives, report results and hold colleagues accountable
  • Creativity and a willingness to constantly improve things around you. A curious mind, a desire to understand how things work and how they can improve is going to be a powerful foundation stone to success in this role
  • Analytical skills to investigate problems and find solutions in various types of data
  • The courage to think outside of the box and bring that thinking to tangible reality
  • Numerate with an understanding of financial concepts including, but not limited to P&L, return on investment, customer acquisition cost, gross and net margin and lifetime value of a consumer
  • Desire to constantly be learning and developing oneself

How to Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and CV to with a clear email title including your name and the role you are applying for
  • Please ensure your cover letter is no more than one page and outlines:
    • What role you are applying for
    • Your relevant experience for the role, directly related to the key focus areas, with examples of how your experiences will help you succeed in this job
    • Why you want to work for Clean Team Ghana Limited
  • Application Deadline is Monday 7th September 2020
  • There will be an initial phone interview for shortlisted candidates. If successful, candidates will be asked do to a case study presentation and final interview
  • We are looking for the role to begin by the end of September 2020
  • The entire recruitment process may be conducted remotely and the role may well start working from home


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