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Innovation Coach

Imagine bringing the next unicorn to market, increasing the amount and quality of innovative propositions or ensuring we bring relevant innovations to the market faster. You contribute to accelerating all our innovative propositions by coaching innovation teams from ideation to product-market fit throughout their journey. 
As an Innovation Coach, you can make a difference by guiding diverse ideas from ideation to go-to market using lean start up, agile scrum & design thinking methodologies. You will be responsible for coaching teams to reach tangible business results and helping them secure funding to turn ideas into impact.

Making a difference 

  • You support corporate innovation teams in their quest for new business opportunities. Jointly, you turn these opportunities into significant business value and new business models.

  • You guide teams to work in a structured and agile way through the different phases of our innovation process and help teams secure funding to progress to a next phase.

  • You support teams to go to the market faster, your responsibilities will include unblocking impediments and challenging existing business processes

  • You inspire the teams with the best practices in innovation, deep user understanding, experiment design and relevant tools and techniques. Where needed, you create new tools, playbooks or workshops that can be used on larger scale.

  • You coach team members on personal development

  • You guarantee a strong focus on understanding the customer & creating relevant experiments to achieve market validation. If needed, you are not only coaching the teams through this process, but also get your hands dirty and contribute to the content and ideas.

  • One day you might coach two teams on their innovative propositions, next day you help set up the strategy for a new accelerator. In between, you facilitate brainstorm workshops, ideation with intrapreneurs as well as scouted startups, strategic partners and train in-house ambassadors to spread the innovation virus.

  • You will work in a team with young ambitious innovation coaches who all have an entrepreneurial background and are motivated to change the way new services and products are developed.

With each other
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Within the Innohub, a group of talented professionals is setting the direction and pace for our innovation and most importantly the execution thereof. We facilitate acceleration of innovation within Rabobank business lines, we partner and execute innovation with the outside world (Universities, Tech companies, Startups and Scaleups) and train and educate Rabobank employees to strengthen the innovative culture and workforce power.

With you as an Innovation Coach, the Innohub team will consist over 50 talented professionals. You will work closely with other designers, Lean Startup coaches, developers and product managers, including:

Gert Hans Berghuis, Lead of Innovation Factory: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast, as Peter Drucker said. So we aim for smart, open and energetic people with an innovation mindset. People who believe that collaboration is the way to more result.’

With you
You are eager to challenge the status quo with your entrepreneurial attitude and ‘raise the bar’ mentality, are a natural collaborative person and active listener who invests in others to achieve common goals and you love to propose creative solutions to problems are clearly essential for the role of Innovation Coach. In addition, it's important that you recognize yourself in the checklist below:

  • We look for a coach with a minimum of 5 years off relevant experience.

  • You can demonstrate experience with doing customer development with large corporates and understand the dynamics of this particular context

  • You have substantial and relevant experience in business modelling (eg as startup founder, part of a startup, (venture capital) investor, a product manager, an entrepreneur ...) and understand the dynamics of new business models (beyond banking and/or platforms)

  • You have experience in applying lean start up or design thinking principles (eg customer development, experiment design), are creative, emphatic and have spot on facilitation and coaching skills

  • You have experience with corporate venture building.

  • You have a vision of how innovation should be done and the drive to teach, inspire and help colleagues to work according this vision

  • You have strong business analytical skills and can challenge a business case of a new venture, on-the-spot

  • You have a proven track record of generating tangible business results

  • You feel comfortable in the fuzzy front-end of an innovation process, where at the same time you bring structure and can manage progress in innovation projects

  • You demonstrate organisational sensitivity (ability to consider the dynamics of the environment (both opportunities & constraints) and know how to manage your stakeholders

  • Understanding the Dutch language is a must and needed to successfully fill this position.

At Rabobank we encourage our employees to make a contribution to society beyond their professional career

Growing a better world together

You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission?  We do so in countless ways, such as:

  • As part of a project with Humanitas, we help people who are experiencing financial difficulties in getting their household finances in order.

  • Together with Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland (the Dutch Council for Refugees), we help 1,500 refugees find a suitable job.


Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, with us (on the basis of a 36-hour working week), you can also expect:

  • a gross monthly salary based on salary scale 9 between €3,769.74 and € 5,384.14 (depending on your exact experience);

  • a thirteenth month and holiday pay;

  • an Employee Benefit Budget. You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash payout;

  • a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;

  • flexible working times and location-independent working (subject to assignments);

  • a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3,5%.

Let's meet 

Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as an Innovation Coach and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society?  We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.

Good to know:

  • Apply via the “Apply now” button before 28 September 2021. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy.

  • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Ton van den Boomen via

  • Bart de Kort, recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via  

  • The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.

  • Your privacy is important to us. Do you want to know more, click on this link

  • Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!

Innovation Coach

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Type contract Fulltime
Locatie Utrecht (Nederland)
Referentienummer JR_00051478
Publicatiedatum 15 september 2021
Reageren tot 28 september 2021



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