Head of Fintech Village

  • Competitive
  • Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
  • Permanent, Full time
  • ING
  • 21 Jan 18 2018-01-21

Head of Fintech Village

Head of Fintech Village
Your mission and work environment

As part of our innovation approach ING uses our FinTech Village as accelerator for Financial Technology start-ups. In this Village we each year host a set of start-ups that go through an intense program of mentoring and coaching to accelerate their development with as final goal a s uccessful pilot or proof of concept with a bank.
The FinTech Village is done in partnership with SWIFT Innotribe, Deloitte, SmartFin, B-Hive, BelCube and other partners. Each of these partners bring unique value to help start-ups to reach theirnext level.
The FinTech Village is part of the Center of Expertise Innovation. The mission of this team is to is to help ING Belgium & The Netherlands to become an innovation enabled company and to support the organisation accelerate the delivery of concrete impact for our clients.

Your key responsibilities
Continue the management of our FinTech Village

  • You detail the program structure and content from screening the start-ups till the launch of the concrete pilots
  • You define and implement all activities needed for the successful management of this Village (a.o. Training, Sponsorship approach, ...)
  • You shape and successfully communicate around the yearly cohorts (including alumni)
Connect the FinTech Village with the ING internal organisation
  • You understand the business needs and actively seek how FinTech village can be as relevant as possible for the organisation
  • You continuously strive to use this asset to support our strategic agenda
  • You build, maintain and further develop the network of sponsors and internal contributors to this Village
Define the FinTech Village evolution roadmap
  • You define the to be positioning and potential of this FinTech Village and come with strategic recommendations in this area
  • You define the roadmap based on this strategic recommendations and acts as owner for the implementation of this roadmap

We look for

As the Head of Fintech Village, you are first and foremost a role model with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead.

You inspire and lead teams through change journeys by energizing people, showing managerial courage, challenging the status quo and taking decisions. You gather colleagues behind a common purpose and empower them to deliver the desired impact. You simplify and you ensure operational excellence, while navigating through ambiguity and bouncing back from set-backs

As the Head of Fintech Village you will also need:
  • You have a good understanding of the startup development process (e.g. Lean startup, PACE) - or at least have the back-ground and willingness to learn fast.
  • You have at least >7 years' experience and proven track record in management and end-2-end implementation of complex projects or programs
  • You are passionate about innovation and start-ups with a strong delivery ability
  • You are fluent in English, French & Dutch .
  • You have an entrepreneurial mind-set and the flexibility and agility to manage and solve unexpected elements along the way of this mission. You have excellent inter-personal skills and you are a natural network builder that easily connects people. Having a good knowledge of the internal ING organisation or the FinTech community is a plus