Manager Innovation & Trend Scouting (m/w/d)

Baden-Württemberg – Bietigheim-Bissingen
Welcome to Pure Passioneering. Wenn Technologie Ihre Passion ist und Industrie 4.0 Sie restlos begeistert, sind Sie bei der Dürr Gruppe genau richtig. Als internationaler Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer sind wir offen für alle innovativen Impulse, die Fertigungsprozesse noch effizienter gestalten. Sie haben die Freiheit, unternehmerisch zu handeln, die Chance, international zu arbeiten, und die Gewissheit, den Sprung ins digitale Industriezeitalter mitzugestalten.

Was Sie erwartet
Identify and monitor technology trends and new innovations in existing and adjacent (new) Dürr Group markets and customer base
Strengthen Dürr Group key stakeholders‘ understanding of technology trends and (potential) implications on their business model
Interface to internal and external stakeholders with regards to technology trends
Add-on: Being THE point of contact within the Dürr Group to systematically build and evaluate business models (various depths) for potential entries into new/existing fields of business
Perform technology & trend scouting with a focus on (1) sustainability, e.g., wooden housing / construction, e-mobility (battery, hydrogen, fuel cell, …) -> (2) automation and (3) shopfloor software (e.g., supported by AI)
Collaborate closely with R&D, Product Management, Legal IP, Market Insights & Competition, Corporate Strategy, M&A
Compile trend and technology reports in close cooperation with Market Insights & Competition
Evaluate promising future technologies
Act as an internal «navigator», e.g., develop, roll-out and establish methods, tools & competencies to define and prioritize trends, technologies and as a result search fields
Establish – plan and execute – annual innovation campaign / «pitch days»
Drive and «onboard» innovations
Navigate throughout the POC phase as project manager and thereby, lay the fundament to establish new trend-based business models within the organization
Support improving innovation readiness within the organization
Build-up a network and close co-operations with external stakeholders, especially research institutes, startups, corporations
Support and call the businesses‘ attention to receive funding

Was Sie mitbringen

Minimum Master’s degree in Engineering or Science, PHD as a plus
5+ years‘ experience in technology scouting, trend research, innovation, consulting experience as a plus
Enthusiastic about technology and entrepreneurial mindset
Strong communicator and networker, existing network as a plus
Strong willingness to learn and gain deeper competencies in various production equipment fields
Advanced project management skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Ability to set direction and drive innovations
Advanced ability to structure, illustrate and or communicate complex concepts in an understandable, practicable manner

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