Entrepreneurial Lead


Are you passionate about creating extraordinary new venture / product opportunities by linking emerging technologies, Telstra’s capabilities, and customer needs?

As part of our mission to generate and accelerate growth opportunities and business value for Telstra, an exciting opportunity now exists to join our CTO Innovation Team as an Entrepreneurial Lead.

As part of a talented, collaborative team, you will play a leading role in transforming our approach to problem solving and delivery on high impact projects with executive level sposnsorship. You will be innovating at the epicentre of Telstra’s vast capabilities, the CTO’s deep technical skills, and our broader ecosystem, and tangible customer needs.

Your entrepreneurial curiosity should be backed with a solid understanding of Design Thinking and Lean Start Up.

As the Entrepreneurial Lead, you will facilitate and lead the conceptualisation and evaluation of opportunities, to drive outcomes such as:

  • Initial assessment and refinement of opportunities
  • Learning, testing and prototyping to find problem/solution fit
  • Identifying solutions based on product/ market fit
  • Designing and building prototypes/ MVPs

Applying a customer centric approach to solving problems and defining new solutions, your responsibilities will also include:

  • Planning and running internal and external engagements including workshops, immersive sprints and Innovation Accelerators
  • Identifying and creating a practical toolkit  of industry-leading best practices
  • Understanding the latest development and trends in technology, innovation and design, sharing knowledge and promoting world-class innovation approaches
  • Storytelling to effectively communicate opportunities to customers and internal stakeholders

To secure this opportunity, you will bring proven experience in transforming opportunities into businesses, including evidence of

  • A highly developed understanding of lean startup, HCD
  • Deep business acumen (across all business model areas), to recognise, evaluate and articulate the characteristics of excellent business opportunities  
  • Empathy in understanding customers problems and reframe them into compelling opportunities
  • Curiosity and passion for emerging technologies, startups, and new ways of work
  • Experience leading and coaching teams through facilitating workshops, training, immersive sprints and longer term accelerators. This includes proven leadership of enterprise customers, technologists and entrepreneurs with purpose, rigour and fun as they struggle through the ambiguity of innovation.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy an Entrepreneurial environment powered by the capability to bring ideas to fruition in the market.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and bonus, as well as a range of lifestyle products and services.  Our inclusive, flexible working practices give you choice in how and where you work.

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. To enable everyone to participate, we’ve developed an ‘All Roles Flex’ policy to consider flexible ways of working for every role. To learn more, visit tel.st/allrolesflex              TELSX

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