Innovation Manager at Konga

Konga is a leading player in the Nigerian ecommerce space, with over a thousand (1000) employees across the country, over 35 offline retail stores and many growing business subsidiaries such as KongaPay, Konga Travels and Tours, Konga Express, Konga Health, etc.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Innovation Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • To lead our innovation initiatives, drive innovation, and manage the day-to-day operations of our innovation program.
  • The Innovation Manager will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify new opportunities, develop and implement new products and services, and support the development of the overall innovation strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the development and implementation of innovation strategies and initiatives that align with the overall business strategy.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and creativity within the organization.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify new opportunities and develop new products and services that meet the needs of our customers and drive innovation.
  • Manage innovation projects from ideation to execution, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.
  • Manage a team of innovation specialists, designers, working with the Engineering Team to deliver high-quality innovation projects.
  • Develop and manage budgets and resources for innovation projects, ensuring that projects have the necessary tools, equipment, and resources to support innovation projects.
  • Develop and implement metrics and KPIs to track the success of innovation projects and initiatives.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies and use this knowledge to drive innovation within the organization.
  • Collaborate with external partners and vendors to support innovation projects.
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders to ensure alignment and support for innovation initiatives.
  • Present findings and progress updates to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Lead Open and Closed Corporate Innovation Programmes

Academic Qualification(s)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Design, or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in innovation management, product development, or related fields.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Experience in working with external partners and vendors.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in the innovation space.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in managing cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in developing and implementing innovation strategies and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Closing date: Unspecified