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Senior Innovation Catalyst

Fortive Corporation
Everett, Washington
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Jan 28, 2022

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Fortive ( is seeking a Senior Innovation Catalyst to work as a member of our cross-functional Growth Accelerator team.
We teach, coach and work collaboratively with diverse teams across Fortive's portfolio of operating companies. Our team applies innovation best practices and delivers breakthrough solutions that drive sustainable growth for Fortive.
For this role, we're seeking someone enjoys working with multiple disciplines across multiple industries to identify new market strategies and drive rapid innovation processes.
As a Senior Innovation Catalyst, you'll serve as the lynchpin for the Growth Accelerator Journey, a process of immersive VOC, ideation and rapid experimentation. Alongside a team of entrepreneurial, high-performing, curious people, you will play a vital role in building a culture of innovation at Fortive. If you're excited by both teaching and rolling up your sleeves and doing innovation work, this is a great role.
Fortive Innovation Catalysts are proactive, adaptable, and collaborative. You must balance a passion and deep understanding of innovation with the ability to execute and deliver extraordinary results.
Strategic Thinker:
- Think strategically about customers, segments, markets, technology
- Represent complex information simply through frameworks that convey meaning and insight
- Clear Communicator and Facilitator:
- Clearly and concisely summarize your own and others' thinking by synthesizing a variety of data types into key messages or insights
- Ability to mobilize teams around a process and overcome resistance to new thinking/acting
Energetic and Creative Thinker:
- Willingness to enthusiastically engage in the face of ambiguity
- Unceasing curiosity about people and a desire to make the world better for them
- Creative and out of the box: always curious, learning and making connections
Key Traits:
Comfort with Ambiguity:?A willingness and aptitude for spending time in and thriving with deep uncertainty and in environments where there is no clear "right answer"
Passion for Innovation:?A demonstrated interest and desire to participate in innovation through personal study, on-the-job initiative, or other endeavors
Empathy and a Teacher's Mindset:?The ability to teach and mentor effectively, successfully facilitate teams and different personalities in training sessions, and care deeply about your colleagues' growth, understanding, and experience
Optimistic and resilient in the face of rapid change
Collaborative and Team Focused: both with the Growth Accelerator team and with the teams you work with from our Operating Companies
Ability to Deliver Results:? A track record for being able to set a vision and strategy, organize and lead a team, and implement to meet and exceed expectations
Entrepreneurial Attitude:?A proactive outlook that provides the chutzpah needed to overcome barriers, creatively problem solve, and challenge conventional thinking
Bias for Action:?A need for speed; demonstrated ability to make decisions quickly and to act upon them
You have demonstrable experience and education in the following:
- Previous startup, incubator, innovation lab, growth accelerator and/or design and innovation firm experience
- Experience in VOC, Experimentation in a startup setting
- Presence and technical depth to function as mentor/advisor and deliver training across Fortive globally
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Anthropology, Psychology, Marketing, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Engineering
- MBA preferred
At Fortive, we believe in you. We believe in your potential-your ability to learn, grow, and make a difference.
At Fortive, we believe in us. We believe in the power of people working together to solve problems no one could solve alone.
At Fortive, we believe in growth. We're honest about what's working and what isn't, and we never stop improving and innovating.
Fortive: For you, for us, for growth.
Ready to move your career forward? Find out more at
Fortive's essential technology makes the world stronger, safer, and smarter. Our connected workflow solutions power mission-critical intelligence in high-impact fields like healthcare, engineering, and workplace safety.
We are a global industrial technology innovator with a startup spirit. Our forward-looking companies lead the way in software-powered workflow solutions, data-driven intelligence, AI-powered automation, and other disruptive technologies. We're a force for progress, working alongside our customers and partners to solve challenges on a global scale, from workplace safety in the most demanding conditions to groundbreaking sustainability solutions.
We are a diverse team 17,000 strong, united by a dynamic, inclusive culture and energized by limitless learning and growth. We use the proven Fortive Business System (FBS) to accelerate our positive impact.
"The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Fortive Corporation. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as a Fortive Company. Fortive Corporation and all Fortive Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1-866-272-5573 or e-mail to request accommodation."
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