Senior Venture Builder (m/f/d) New Business
Vorwerk SE & Co. KG
Project Management, Product Management
Vorwerk SE & Co. KG is a family-owned company founded in 1883 and based in Wuppertal. Vorwerk´s core business is the production and sale of innovative premium household appliances. The portfolio also consists of commercial cleaning, financing solutions as well as a venture capital company. Today, the globally active Vorwerk Group has around 11,000 employees in over 60 countries.
With Vorwerk New Business, we strive to explore, validate, build/buy and scale new business models beyond or adjacent to our existing core business. We focus on emerging customer needs and inspired by current and future dilemmas many of us face at home. We believe in technology as a driver for our solutions, we aim to support fulfilling living at the home of the future. Together with our trusted partners, we pioneer new, exciting products and services.
We are looking for a passionate and curious Senior Venture Building Expert to join our New Business team. You will work closely with cross-functional venture building teams across all stages of the innovation process. In your responsibility you will pioneer new products and services and you will be responsible for early-stage customer research, Jobs-to-get-done as well as working «in the field» together with venture building teams and partners. Moreover, you will support the build-up of technology screening, partnerships development, and steer projects within the new business portfolio from ideation to scaling. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow in a dynamic, collaborative, and independent work environment.
Work closely with cross-functional teams to pioneer new products and services for the best place: home.
Conduct market research to gather first-hand insights and understand emerging customer needs as well as tech and market trends.
Help build and maintain strategic partnerships with external stakeholders (design agencies, research institutes, hardware/software developer teams, etc.).
Support the development and implementation of new business models and revenue streams.
Assist with deep-tech screening of emerging and ready-to-use technologies.
Ensure effective project management of these activities.
You offer us
Several years of experience in new business development, business model thinking, or project management. Experience in building & scaling early-stage businesses or founding an own startup is highly welcome.
Willingness to travel for workshops, field-studies and partner meetings.
A passion for customer research, customer insights and Jobs-to-get-done methodology.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Proven project management skills in iterative development projects (ideally new business model build up and scaling).
Demonstrated experience in an independent work mode.
Entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for innovation.
Fluent in English and German (oral and written).
We offer you
Flexible working framework through flexitime, flextime days and 30 days of holiday.
Possibility of mobile working within a defined framework.
Attractive pension plan through several modules as well as the option of a time value account.
Benefits of a family-owned company such as employee discounts as well as subsidy for childcare costs.
Internal and external training opportunities.
Extensive health benefits such as supplementary company health insurance, a wide range of fitness options and the possibility of on-site physiotherapy.
Subsidized snacks and menus.
Discounted „Deutschlandticket“ and free parking directly at the workplace.
Are you passionate about new business models, technology, and customer-centricity to make peoples‘ lives at home better? If you have a track record of success in venture building, you love customer research and you have a passion for an entrepreneurial environment with excellent partners, then we encourage you to apply …
Vorwerk SE & Co. KG
Senior Manager HR Operations
+49 202 564 1776
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