Javier Fernández Poyo

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Angestellt, Technology Innovation Leader, Desigual

Abschluss: Executive Master, ESADE Business School

Barcelona, Spain

About me

"Turn on, tune in, drop out" Innovation Manager with an international profile who is proactive, efficient, methodical and has strong interpersonal and people management. Super hands-on and out of the box mindset from idea to execution,and experienced in Innovation business areas such as venture focus and involved in several entrepreneurship projects. Creative problem solver and team player who thrives in a collaborative and dynamic environment and who is able to provide innovative, customer focused ideas to Key Customers by understanding their brands, platforms and strategies. Confident, tactful, possess a persuasive manner along with great business sense and has the ability to work to budgets, all about process improvements and details. Currently starting my blog "Innovation Mindset".


Sales and retail professional
International profile
Focused challenge with high interest in other are
creative and a good team member
Innovation Management
Open Innovation
digital ecosystem
Design Thinking
Operations Management


Professional experience for Javier Fernández Poyo

  • Current 4 years and 2 months, since Jan 2019

    Technology Innovation Leader


    Lead the technological and digital innovation process of the company through the different channels, enhancing the culture of open innovation and the benefit of its confluences. Experience in creating a corporate accelerator, fostering the culture of innovation in the company and implementing different solutions through proofs of concept, creating a framework and connection with the VC projects. Developing several projects from the challenge identification to the integration within business.

  • 2 years and 6 months, Aug 2016 - Jan 2019

    Head of Facilities Management


    • Innovation strategies and development of transformation plans for the optimization of processes and operations management into the Marketplace and Developement Department • Management and development of new services, tender projects for new suppliers, SLA, creation, monitoring and analysis of KPIs, implementation and rollout projects throughout the global network • Working methods very focused on Disruptive Management for the new areas of work

  • 2 years and 8 months, Jan 2014 - Aug 2016

    Operations Manager

    Decathlon Sportartikel GmbH & Co. KG

    - Improve and implement the international strategies to achieve a good performance in the German market. - Working in German expansion with development in several stores areas, customer, efficiency, supply chain and sales teams. - Lead teams, training and progress of sales teams. - Facility Manager

  • 1 year and 2 months, Dec 2012 - Jan 2014

    Operations Manager

    Decathlon Spanien

    - Store operations account control with a specific annual target in sales , productivity and overhead cost. - Optimize and simplify the store management. - Facilitate daily commerce store, your image and security. - Development strategies to improve productivity and stocks flows. - Animation and motivation as a main activity with the teams, focused on the top targets. - Facility Manager.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Jul 2009 - Dec 2012


    Decathlon Spanien

    - Leaded 20-25 people and managed selection process, team building and in-house trainings. - Controlled operating account with a specific annual target in sales and productivity. Increased 20% sales and profitability in my area in the first year. - Monitored and adjusted inventory, stock and implemented strategic planning to improve. - Designed commercial and marketing strategies through market research.

  • 1 year, Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

    Supply Chain Coordinator

    Dinosol Supermercados SL

    - Managed major clients’ accounts. - Negotiated sales and logistic contracts. - Controlled and adjusted Stocks. - Monitored and coordinated the supply chain.

  • 9 months, Nov 2007 - Jul 2008

    Corporate Identity Department

    BMW Group

    - Maintained identity policies in the points of sales of the brand. - Coordinated with the BMW head office in Germany for the Architecture-Corporate Identity Department. - Negotiated with german and spanish suppliers.

Educational background for Javier Fernández Poyo

  • 7 months, Jan 2017 - Jul 2017

    Innovation and Operations

    ESADE Business School

  • 11 months, Oct 2005 - Aug 2006

    Wirtschaftwissenschaftlich (WWL)

    Universität Johann Wolfgang Goethe

  • 5 years and 10 months, Oct 2002 - Jul 2008

    Administración y Dirección de Empresas

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


  • Spanish

    First language

  • English


  • German



Having successfully advanced his career with a large global organisation now looking to broaden his career with an exciting company.



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