Lead Innovationlab

Lead Innovationlab

Planon Software, a leader in facility management and real estate software, is seeking a dynamic and visionary Lead for our Innovation Lab. This role is at the heart of our drive for innovation, overseeing the creation, development, and implementation of groundbreaking projects. The Lead Innovations will co-lead a team dedicated to transforming ideas into reality, ensuring that Planon remains at the forefront of technological advancements in our industry.


Planon provides room to experiment an entrepreneurial way of working. Our Innovation Lab is a space where Employeneurs can cooperate in multi-disciplinairy teams across the boundaries of their field and independent of day-to-day restrictions to make their innovative dreams come true.

As market leader within Facility Management we are obligated to see what our new technologies do to society. Based on this principle, we further develop The Entrepreneurial Lab and engage with many parties from different industries in the ecosystem. Together we achieve more. Sharing ideas increases the chance of success for concepts to be developed into innovative technological solution

Key Responsibilities

This versatile role includes a number of core activities, which are broken down below:

Marketing and outreach

  • Give presentations within the Innovation Lab to showcase the current projects and technologies and other developments.
  • Represent Planon at industry events, engaging with stakeholders through presentations and discussions.
  • Develop and execute marketing strategies, including publications and social media presence, to highlight the lab's achievements.
  • Coordinate internal communication efforts to ensure company-wide awareness of Innovation Lab projects and initiatives.

Planon configuration and technical oversight

  • Facilitate the integration of use cases into the Planon environment, focusing on access control, and overseeing technical integrations and maintenance.
  • Creating demoable use cases within the software to showcase to our stakeholders and customers.

Project management

  • Manage internal projects and departmental changes, driving innovation while ensuring alignment with Planon’s strategic objectives.

Organizational liaison

  • Serve as point of contact for marketing, consultants, and sales teams, fostering strong, collaborative relationships across departments.

Internship program leadership

  • Oversee the internship program, acting as a supervisor and provider of projects for interns, ensuring a meaningful and productive experience.
  • Provide development and project support for interns, serving as the primary stakeholder and mentor to foster their growth and contribution to the Innovation Lab.

Roadmap development

  • Help in the roadmap planning process, by identifying new projects that align with Planon’s innovation goals.
  • Netherlands
  • Nijmegen
  • Software Development
  • 5+ years


Would you like to lead our innovation lab, drive innovation, and manage the day-to-day operations of the lab? As Lead Innovation Lab you will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify new opportunities, develop and implement new products and services, and support the development of the overall innovation strategy.

Our ideal candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to engage and inspire a team.
  • Proven experience of at least 4 years in project management, innovation, and technology development, preferably in a software or tech environment.
  • Proven organizational and strategic planning abilities.
  • Market knowledge in the service provider and IWMS sector is a must.
  • Familiarity with the Planon software suite is a pre.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written.
  • The ability to present/communicate in French or German is a plus.

We offer

Outside your comfort zone is where the magic happens. We encourage you to try out innovative ideas and be empowered. We celebrate our success in many ways – from sharing compliments and large team events to spare-time initiatives that help our people become more than just employees.

A healthy work-life balance and the possibility of working hybrid. We encourage a collaborative and learning work environment, which is why we offer constant learning and meaningful training opportunities. In addition, we offer challenging projects with world-leading clients and extraordinary experiences.
For this role we offer a market-based benefits package, a mobile phone and company car are also part of the benefits for this role.

Join us on our journey to become the recognized world leader in Smart Sustainable Building Management software solutions. How we do this? By putting our people at the heart of our company and creating an inspiring and safe environment that allows all of us to work, learn, live, and play.

Will you join our team?

Apply now and find out how enjoyable working at the Planon Global Learning team can be.

Planon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable law.

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