Managing director/partner Managing director/partner is a spin-off started by international innovation consulting company CREAX, headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium. Based on extensive academic research in collaboration with Ghent University, we’ve developed a fully operational assessment tool that measures people’s innovation skills and allows companies to compose effective innovation teams. After taking an online simulation test, we provide participants with a personal report that explains their profile and specific growth opportunities. By re-orientating employees or by setting up specific coaching, we help companies build innovation teams that are ahead of the game.

While many companies are already benefiting from our evidence-based approach, is ready to take things a step further. In 2014, we started a research project in collaboration with Ghent University to find out whether the implicit knowledge of expert innovation professionals could be taught to less-experienced innovators. In the spring of 2017, we tested our knowledge transferring concept in collaboration with several organizations, among which Avans, the Dutch college for advanced business creation. One year later, the results are conclusive: is the first to prove that innovation knowledge structures can effectively be transferred to improve innovation behavior and self-efficacy. We are currently finalizing an investment round that will provide us with the financial resources to turn this knowledge into an online learning environment.

Your job

  • Shape the vision for the company and define the overall business strategy from launch to scale, aligning both day-to-day operations and long-term goals.
  • Drive growth by making high-quality investment decisions to advance the business.
  • Manage and oversee the successful development of the online learning platform, in close collaboration with our web development partner.
  • Drive profitability and company value by developing a high-performing online marketing strategy.
  • ​Acquire and maintain deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.

Your profile is looking for a hands-on managing director and partner who can develop our existing assessment tool into a fully fledged online platform where innovation ‘newbies’ can acquire veteran innovation skills through simulation learning techniques. He or she should have:

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with analytical abilities and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills.
  • Familiarity with or keen interest in the principles of business innovation.
  • Extensive knowledge of online marketing, digital advertising and SaaS pricing models.
  • A proven track record in building digital products and high-performing teams.
  • A strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles .Prior working experience in a SaaS environment or demonstrated experience leading and scaling a high-growth start-up.

Our offer

  • is not just offering a position with competitive compensation, but a sound investment opportunity. We are looking for a partner who is ready to grow a business. 
  • CREAX will remain a valuable partner in the growth of, offering innovation expertise, business experience and an extensive network.
  • is at the forefront of a fast-moving industry – and we’re just getting started. You will engage in challenging work that will improve the innovation skills of business professionals.

Culture & workplace operates from the CREAX offices in Kortrijk, Belgium, which is home to an exceptional mix of organizational psychologists, engineers, product developers, economists and science PhDs. This remarkable mix of creative energy and technological know-how creates an environment where ideas can prosper. We hire collaborative, ambitious people and give them the freedom to explore, grow and thrive.

How to apply?

Jef Vandenberghe – Managing Partner CREAX & | +32 56 239494