Innovation Manager - Robotics

Ideas need initiative.

About Körber Logistics Systems

The Business Area Logistics Systems based in Bad Nauheim, Hessen (Germany), is the leading provider of fully integrated applications for the optimization of complex internal and external logistics processes. Under the umbrella brand Körber Logistics, the Business Area provides digital solutions for the smart factory (production logistics), the warehouse, distribution center, e-commerce, and management of the entire supply chain. In three Business Units, the umbrella brand unites the companies Aberle GmbH and Consoveyo S.A. (System Integration), Langhammer GmbH and Riantics A/S (Product Solutions), Aberle Software GmbH, Cirrus Logistics, DMLogic, HighJump, Inconso GmbH and Voiteq (Software). They offer an extensive range of products and services, from system integration to technologies for storage, palletizing, de-palletizing and conveyor systems, through to software.

The Körber Group is an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. It unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations and offers its customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Körber Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

For our location in Eisenberg, Bad Nauheim, Berlin, Arden (DK) or Leingarten we are looking for a

Innovation Manager - Robotics (m/w/d)


  • Screening of robotics technologies (focus on mobile robots) and qualification of relevant aspects for Körber Logistics Systems (KLS)

  • Giving impulses on / identifying innovative or even disruptive robotics applications in logistics / supply chain management

  • Definition of a strategy for robotics in collaboration with the head of technology management and further stakeholders (e.g. R&D of different business units (BU))

  • Support the development of a rough roadmap for these technologies and implementation planning based on a product portfolio strategy and product market strategy; as well as use cases together with our BUs and their customers

  • Creating a thorough knowledge-base on robotics and innovative applications for KLS to enable our BUs to develop new products, solutions and business models based on robotics technology; this also includes the coordination of trainings on robotics for different groups of employees

  • High-level understanding of related vision and navigation technologies to build the future path´s foundation

  • Ensure transparency and knowledge sharing between our BUs and within the entire Körber AG

  • Identification, monitoring and assessment of startups acting in the relevant area

  • Representation of KLS in relevant committees and at relevant events (with an active role)

  • Driving cooperation with universities and relevant institutes

  • Interface Management:

    • Heads of R&D/CTOs of BUs or companies, respectively
    • Other technology managers
    • Relevant product managers of KLS companies
    • CDO Körber Logistics Systems
    • Business area Körber Digital
    • Corporate Center Strategic Technology Management at Körber AG


  • Successfully graduated from technical studies, with Master degree
  • Industry experience in robotics
  • Innovative thinking and passion for robotics
  • Structured and result-oriented way of working
  • Excellent communication, networking skills and team player
  • Motivated self-starter with hands-on approach
  • Creativity, ability to work under pressure and exceptional commitment
  • Business fluent English