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Senior Innovation Manager

About the Unit

Innovation is the essential part of Yara growth agenda. Corporate Innovation has a corporate responsibility to develop long term growth beyond the current business in cooperation with all Yara business units, R&D and the Strategy team. The Innovation Management Team within Corporate Innovation contributes to Yara’s innovation ambition by managing a portfolio of platforms and projects, consisting of developments with a long-term horizon or disruptive potential linked to Yara’s value chain.

In order to strengthen the Innovation Management Team, Yara is looking for an experienced and talented Senior Innovation Manager, specialized in the area of production technology, who will take responsibility for developing an innovation agenda related to production technologies in Yara, for screening and assessing emerging technologies both from technical and financial perspective and who will play an active role in influencing and driving internal and external stakeholders into developing the most promising options.

The successful candidate will have a right level of developed leadership skills and a deep understanding of production systems and technology development. The function will report to the VP, Innovation management, Platforms and projects and will be based in Oslo or Brussels.


  • Evaluate with the VP Technology Scouting the technology landscape for emerging technologies and identify new opportunities for use of these technologies to decarbonize Yara’s production processes towards sustainable solutions offered to Yara’s customers.
  • Frame and map these technology developments in the context of more fundamental long-term economic and/or societal drivers and contribute to the formulation of Yara’s strategic responses.
  • Work with the VP Technology Scouting, to activate selected projects at universities, research institutes or in industry working on topics answering Yara’s needs.
  • Manage key strategic projects with a multitude of stakeholders and intense R&D development. Ensure that all innovation projects are managed in compliance with Yara’s innovation process and progress according to plan and costs.


  • Master’s degree in Chemical or Agricultural Engineering, Chemistry, Physics.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in multinational industry and/or in leading institution, consulting company.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Entrepreneurial, business development and change management skills.
  • Analytic and strategic thinker.
  • Strong communitative and collaborative leader.
  • Languages : fluency in English mandatory, other language is an asset

Additional Information

Location is preferrably Oslo, but Brussels will also be an option.