Responsible for managing the business development process including but not limited to research, exploration, and implementation of new business models and internal initiatives within the innovation department at AF Group. Play a key role in the discovery and implementation of new revenue generating opportunities in support of profitable growth for the enterprise. Contribute and help manage the Innovation Works innovation pipeline and employee facing Idea Pipeline.
Utilize business planning expertise, methodology, and coordination to effectively guide innovation team members and/or business stakeholders in the identification and resolution of a wide array of business opportunities, merger and acquisition activity, and investment decisions. Evaluate, outline and document the startup cost, business impacts, operational plan and return on investment of new business opportunities. Help manage the process of standing up and transitioning the new business model or solution to the company in collaboration with the Innovation Works team and internal business partners.
Define the focus of innovation efforts related to the maintenance and evaluation of new and existing business models to determine the best fit for the organization, tactically and strategically. Stay current on late breaking trends within the insurance and workers' compensation industry to help identify threats, opportunities, and impending business model disruption. Exercise broad discretion and judgment in the acquisition and dissemination of such information. Push the limits of the business and our engagement with customers by thinking out of the box and challenging the business norm.More info here: Innovation Business / Research Advisor in Lansing, MI