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Team Lead, Innovation System Manager (ISM) at First Bank

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Manage the day-to-day operations of the Bank’s internal idea management platform (Imagin8)
Design and run periodic Innovation challenges as scheduled
Review and evaluate submissions to Innovation challenges within approved timelines
Engage Business stakeholders with pre-evaluated submission and identify submissions that will be accepted for implementation
Conduct periodic reviews of ideas accepted for implementation in line with agreed timelines and present detailed report detailing status update for these ideas
Proactively manage initiatives that are at risk of falling behind approved timelines and devise contingency plans to increase likelihood of being delivered on schedule
Liaise with M&CC department to develop and manage the rollout of a yearly holistic communication/ engagement plan to drive awareness and engagement with all stakeholders
Manage the implementation of the Bank’s Innovation Rewards and Recognition framework
Identify idea submissions that qualify for rewards and work with FINCON to ensure disbursement of rewards are done timely
Periodic update and communication of the Imagin8 leaderboard which showcases top ideators
Liaise with First Academy to ensure Innovation training curriculum is updated yearly and effectively rolled out across the bank as approved
Periodic review of the impact of Innovation training curriculum to ensure expected training outcomes are achieved
Coordinate the scheduling of periodic Innovation committee meetings and ensure adequate preparations are made to guarantee successful meetings
Ensure meeting minutes and action points are well captured and communicated promptly to all meeting participants
Supervise the activities of innovation analysts or other project team members and enabler teams working on assigned projects.
Perform any other duties as assigned by Head, Enterprise Innovation and Team Leads.



Minimum of bachelor’s degree, with a minimum grade of 2.2
Project Management certification will be an added advantage


Minimum of two years working experience in Banking or Fintech ecosystems
Experience with business analysis
Experience with modeling techniques and methods
Experience with supporting idea generation and management process
Experience in the implementation of innovation initiatives, managing transformation, change management or other strategic projects will be a plus

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