Share this Job
Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Business Development

Rotterdam, NL

Concept Owner Applied Innovation

Making Your Next Move Count


At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!


Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Position Summary


We at Navis are looking for a Concept Owner Applied Innovation to join the Navis Labs team.


You will be focussed on developing strategic, new offerings aligned with Navis’ vision of Making Global Trade Smarter, Safer and More Sustainable for Everyone. In your role, you will accelerate early-stage product development by working on concepts that effectively address customer needs. Collaboratively with the rest of the team, you will drive validated learning activities, iterate on potential solutions, and develop production ready offerings.

You are responsible for leading new digital developments, including the assessment of opportunities, developing a product vision and will take some of those all the way to market. As part of this process, you do not shy away from leading customer engagement activities, performing project management, stakeholder updates as well as providing sales support.


Your curiousness, empathy, and understanding of emerging technologies allow you to inspire stakeholders with fresh solutions and create a lasting impact.



  • Work closely with customers to identify high-impact opportunities

  • Lead customer validation and ideation activities

  • Own the planning and execution of concept developments

  • Create scalable new business and take it to market

  • Closely monitor emerging trends and technologies


  • Relevant M.Sc or B.Sc. level degree

  • 3+ years experience of working at or with container terminals

  • A good understanding of the Navis product portfolio and deep N4 knowledge

  • 3+ years of experience in managing projects and leading product development initiatives

  • Good knowledge from Lean Startup and Design Thinking

  • Experience of developing or implementing AI/ML based solutions

  • Experience in working with Agile software development methodologies

  • Team player, passionate, open-minded, curious, exploratory, analytical and structured

About Navis


Navis is the global market leader in a multi-billion dollar industry building and implementing maritime terminal operating systems, optimization and automation solutions at ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers mission critical enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations. We are an innovative and profitable maritime platform stiving to make global trade smarter, safer, and more sustainable for everyone by connecting multiple systems to support a more efficient global container flow. Most of the material goods in the world are transported in containers using our software.

Culturally, Navis is organized around our Guiding Principles for Success (GPS). Commitment to our core principles is an essential ingredient for success for our team members. Our GPS are Smart Operators, Customer Obsessed, Forging the Future and Better Together.