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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
9/20/2019
Job Category:
Business Development
Innovation Idea Intern
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WestRock Company | Atlanta, GA
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About WestRockWestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
Innovation Idea Intern1000 Abernathy Rd, NEAtlanta, Georgia, 30328United States WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide
differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the
marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world
from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America,
South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com. Innovation Idea Intern - Atlanta, GAThe Opportunity:The Digital Innovation Idea Intern is responsible for
creating long-term competitive advantage and sustainable growth for WestRock
through the identification and development of incremental and disruptive
digital business and product opportunities. This
position includes the identification, selection and validation of new business
and product concepts and encompasses the management of related business
processes to achieve these results. This position will work within a
multi-disciplinary team of marketing, industrial design, and technical
specialists chartered with the goal of demonstrating industry innovation
leadership. As such, the Innovation Idea Intern role will act as a visionary
and evangelist, identifying and building confidence for new digital business
and product concepts and the associated innovation methodologies.This
innovation role must balance "fuzzy front-end thinking" with "concrete doing
skills" to drive project management and milestone execution through the
innovation group. This is not a "think-tank/academic" style innovation role
that never gets a product to shelf - this is a "practical application/real-world"
player-coach role in a fast-paced, dynamic company.How You Will Impact WestRock:Manages and leads process from idea generation to prototyping to implementationManages a portfolio of projects ranging from current development to 5 years prior to product launch; transferring the production-ready technologies to product groups for introduction when ready to fully commercialize.Bring to market concepts from sources across the organization and developed in collaboration with third parties.Actively seeks out new, innovative ideas relevant to WestRock's business through several channels (external sources, technology networks, internal hackathons or ideations, etc.)Proactively engage internal and external stakeholders for cross-functional input and recognize internal dependencies and priorities in a dynamic environment; Manage multiple initiatives and coordinate multiple stakeholders and timelinesFacilitate the adoption of innovative mindset across WestRock organization Be a change agent in WestRock IT as we need a step change in how we approach our innovation efforts. He or she must fit well with our fast-paced culture and be a strong communicator who can enroll different functional groups, and potentially different operating company members, to support and execute our plans.Build confidence for the new digital innovation program and process and champion innovation throughout the organization.Work with internal and external innovation leaders, universities, trade associations to build and enhance the capabilities of the Innovation Center of Excellence.Ecosystem partnershipsIdentify potential emerging technology opportunities, in-licensing prospects, and partnerships, supporting one or more scientific areas of interest.Proactively search for new partnership, acquisition, or vendor opportunities with external providers, and jointly with IT, managing those relationships on an ongoing basisUnderstand the competitive landscape, market dynamics and trends, voice of the customer and solution gaps, as well as opportunities for the respective markets.What You Need to Succeed:Candidate must be open-minded, possess
a broad perspective, and be able to visualize how ideas and insights might
translate into reality. Individual must be self-motivated and self-directed and
have demonstrated such skills in past work assignments as well as the ability
to adapt quickly to priority / opportunity changes with ease.Proficiency in Word, Excel and
PowerPoint is necessary for successful execution of the position. Excellent
written and verbal communication skills are required along with the ability to
present information in a clear and concise manner. Technology savvy and knowledge of
external technology networks (start-ups, incubators, tech forums, etc.) are
strongly desired. What we Offer:Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellenceComprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunitiesAn attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potentialA career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/
Disabled/Veterans.

About WestRock Company

WestRock is committed at the highest level to embed diversity and inclusion into the way we do business. It starts with how we recruit talent - by mirroring the rich diversity of the markets we serve. Next, we strive to create a work environment that provides all employees equal access to talent development, information and opportunity. We are a company that respects individuals and fosters a culture of collaboration.