About the job
This role is designed to provide a dynamic learning experience for the intern, allowing them to contribute to the ideation and execution of innovative projects. By assisting in planning, coordination, market research, and project documentation, the intern will play a key role in helping the new verticals and connectivity team realize new opportunities, build external partnerships, and maintain an organized innovation pipeline. The purpose of this position is to foster the intern’s passion for technology, startups, and creative problem-solving, while also contributing to CAFU’s mission of providing cutting-edge solutions that enhance convenience and efficiency for our customers. Through hands-on involvement in various innovation initiatives, the intern will gain valuable skills, insights, and connections that can pave the way for a successful career in the innovation and technology sectors.
Contribute to the creation of compelling pitch decks, internal presentations, and project summaries that effectively communicate the value proposition of innovation projects to stakeholders through a tight and engaging narrative.
Conduct market research to identify emerging trends, consumer preferences, and competitive landscape, providing valuable insights to inform innovation strategies.
Assist in reaching out to external partners, startups, and subject matter experts to explore potential collaborations and partnership opportunities.
Work closely with cross-functional teams to gather feedback, refine concepts, and align innovation projects with CAFU’s business goals.
Support the maintenance of a comprehensive database for tracking project progress, milestones, and outcomes within the new verticals and innovation pipeline.
Participate in periodic team meetings, contributing updates on ongoing projects, sharing insights, and proposing new ideas to continuously drive innovation.
Work closely with the Incubation and Innovation Lead to identify areas of improvement and contribute suggestions for optimization.
Assist in documenting project-related findings, meeting minutes, and action items, ensuring that knowledge is captured and shared effectively within the team.
Research and Analysis: Strong ability to conduct research, gather insights, and analyze data to inform decision-making and identify market trends.
Creativity and Ideation: Proficiency in generating creative ideas and thinking outside the box to contribute innovative concepts to projects.
Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey ideas clearly and succinctly, both internally and when interacting with external partners.
Presentation: Skill in creating visually appealing presentations and pitch decks that effectively communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences.
Collaboration: Ability to work well within cross-functional teams, engaging in collaborative discussions and contributing constructively to group activities.
Organizational: Strong organizational skills to manage project documentation, maintain an innovation pipeline, and track project progress.
Problem Solving: A proactive approach to identifying challenges and proposing practical solutions within the context of innovation projects.
Time Management: Effective prioritization and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and new challenges, maintaining a positive attitude in dynamic situations.
Pitch Deck Quality and Delivery: Develop visually appealing and compelling pitch decks that effectively communicate innovation project concepts.
Innovation Workshop Participation and Engagement: Actively contribute to brainstorming sessions.
Market Research Insights: Provide valuable insights through market research on emerging trends, competitive landscape, and consumer preferences.
External Partner Engagement: Initiate and facilitate conversations with potential external partners and startups.
Project Documentation and Pipeline Management: Maintain an organized and up-to-date innovation pipeline with accurate project information.
Contribution to Ideation and Problem Solving: Actively participate in ideation sessions and contribute creative ideas.
Effective Communication and Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate project updates clearly.
Learning and Professional Growth: Acquire new skills and insights related to innovation, startups, and technology.
Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate and organized documentation of project details, meeting notes, and action items.
Innovation Culture Contribution: Contribute to fostering a culture of innovation within the team and the organization.
A collaborative environment where diversity is celebrated.
A flexible workforce. Our people are based in Dubai, but you can work from anywhere in the world.
A highly competitive market salary with housing and transport allowance.
A fast-moving supportive company where everybody takes ownership over their work.
An opportunity to share in the success of the business with stock options for qualifying employees.
The opportunity to work on a product with growing global appeal.
Work with some of the most talented people in the industry from well-known digital brands.