Venture Development Lead (New Innovation Lab) (m/f)

About Voith Innovation Lab
The Voith Innovation Lab (VIL) is a joint venture between BCG DV and Voith, focused on utilizing design thinking to bring innovative ventures to market. We take a new perspective on our Voith product and services portfolio to found new businesses that leverage our domain know-how.
We have already experienced our first success by founding the start-up merQbiz. Now, with VIL we will  take this to the next level.
We are going live in Autumn 2017 and creating a diverse team of entrepreneurs, design thinkers and implementation specialists that will shape the future of our company.
Introducing our Venture Teams
We have entered a decade of disruption of large corporate business models, driven by a steep change in the power of technology and the audacity and speed of start-ups. To be fit for the future, visionary companies like Voith are re-imagining themselves by injecting or challenging established models with new ideas fuelled by technology. 
Our Venture Teams consist of world-class business leaders, designers, engineers, product specialists and technology experts. Together, we are helping Voith own the next horizon of innovation.

As a Venutre Development Lead (m/f) you will:

  • Define the business model options and case for new ventures, products and services
  • Develop the economic model and business plan for new ventures, products and services
  • Test and validate assumptions while creating a sensitivity analysis for key drivers
  • Assess internal capabilities and capacities to develop a sourcing strategy
  • Quantify business value and funding models
  • Define the commercial launch and go-to-market strategy
  • Create the framing report (an overview and explanation of the project scope, objective and hypothesis) for new initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Strategic Design and Product Development leads to define a minimum viable business build

What we would expect from your profile:

  • 3-5 years experience with strategy development, business planning and future visioning, as well as quantitative and economic modeling
  • Design or product development expertise
  • A background in product prototyping and testing
  • A bachelor's degree (business, psychology, economics, strategy or equivalent from a top-tier institution preferred)
  • A master's degree (postgraduate, MBA or equivalent study)
  • Experience in a high-pressure start-up environment with exposure to multidisciplinary teams and/or involvement with a top-tier consulting firm
  • Fluent in German and English
  • 50% travel internationally

What we offer:

  • International and interdisciplinary teams working on ventures for Voith worldwide
  • Opportunity to gain relevant experience in building companies across different B2B industries
  • Regular office and team events as well as constant exchange in the Berlin startup scene
  • Individual learning opportunities and a tailored training program
  • Modern office in the vibrant heart of Berlin
  • Relocation assistance for internationals and free German language courses

Does this match your profile and sound like your next chapter? If so, we look forward to receiving your application in German or English.
Voith Innovation Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

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