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ING Labs Lead in Amsterdam


Lab Lead for ING Labs (Amsterdam)

Are you all about driving initiatives towards new ventures? Getting in-depth knowledge of a value space and the ecosystem around it? Connecting the dots between the ING organization and the relevant ecosystem? As the Lab Lead you will drive the opportunity to create an enabling ecosystem for innovators and partners to create impactful new businesses that go beyond the traditional domain of banking.


Innovation is crucial to providing a differentiating customer experience. Our approach to innovation is built around making banking more personal, relevant, instant and seamless for customers; stimulating a culture that is open to new ideas; and connecting and cooperating with others to innovate faster. We partner with FinTech’s and set up incubators and accelerators to harness the potential of technology and develop new products and services that meet our customers’ needs. We are willing to disrupt our core business and we are eager to pursue beyond banking opportunities. All with the aim to create a differentiating customer experience and to create impactful new (platform based) business models for ING.

Furthermore, our business centers around people and trust. Only by acting with professionalism and integrity we can maintain our client’s confidence and preserve our company’s reputation. The ING Values play an important role in this respect. You adhere to the ING values and it is evident to you that your behavior is fully aligned with our values. 


As the Lab Lead you are responsible for the day-to-day management, budget and overall progress of the teams within the innovation Lab. You will be the main contact for ING management, external partners and the ecosystem in general. Together with the other members of the innovation team, you are responsible for keeping the Innovation engine running and work closely with Exploration, Program services and other stakeholders to ensure a high-quality funnel. Your team is responsible for recruiting highly innovative team members for Innovation initiatives. Ensuring the potential of the initiatives are validated rapidly and make strong recommendations on what to build ourselves and where to partner with others. The main objective is to scale successful initiatives with substantial business impact.

You furthermore ensure that the teams can operate independent from the core whilst still being able to leverage ING’s broad knowledge base and network. You manage the whole funnel from first opportunity to scale and make an impact on ING’s platform strategy.

A key factor to success is getting the right people on board, it is your responsibility to source the right teams and set up proper governance around sourcing, both from an internal and external perspective. Next to all of the above you are not afraid to get your hands dirty and guide the teams to the highest levels of impactful results.


This role is ideal for an enthusiastic, international, result driven professional who exceeds people’s expectations and will help ensure we disrupt our core or pursue beyond banking opportunities through building impactful new scale-ups. You thrive in a high-performance culture. You are not afraid to challenge the status quo, think out of the box and are someone who always sees and pursues opportunities.

Check your profile:

  • Proven experience in building businesses and/or ventures for a corporate or running a corporate accelerator program
  • Solid experience working within a large multinational
  • You think big, test small and have bags of curiosity, a solid can-do attitude, a desire to create real impact, an eagerness to learn and a fearless approach to any challenge.
  • Proven ability to influence executive stakeholders creating buy in and engagement
  • You set an inspiring example through personal delivery, energy and determination
  • You have a collaborative and inclusive spirit and you look to enable teams to deliver excellence
  • You have excellent motivating and networking skills including high cultural sensitivity in order to work in a highly diverse environment
  • You have a strong understanding of innovation, technology, design thinking and trends
  • You are an organizer, a facilitator, an inspirator and not afraid to stand in front of a crowd
  • You are fluent in English



  • More than good primary and secondary benefits
  • A chance to make a difference in the nearby future
  • Play a part in inventing and building our ecosystem in general
  • Company car or allowance
  • 13th month
  • Personal savings plan
  • More than competitive pension plan

There has never been a more interesting time to work at ING. We’re on a journey that’s centered around our customers, powered by technology and driven by smart, determined people.

We offer you the freedom to determine your own course, responsibility and an environment where you are able to empower yourself and others to grow and learn. Every project brings new insights, contacts and techniques. What’s more, you’ll learn a lot from your colleagues. And hopefully, they’ll learn from you. That’s why we invest in relationships, like the one with you.

We are looking for people who will lead a Lab to a huge success.


For more information regarding this position please send an email to or apply directly via the link below.

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Amsterdam | ICT / IT / Programmeur | Fulltime (ervaren)

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