Venture Architect (m/f/d)

Ideas need initiative.

Körber Digital shapes and drives the digital transformation of the Körber Group. The Business Area is a nucleus for digital advancement, digital innovation and new digital business models and as such a trusted go-to unit for all topics around the Group’s digitization. With sites in the German start-up hotspot Berlin and Karlsruhe, Körber Digital matches the speedy entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up with the long-term strategic focus of the Körber Group.

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 locations in Berlin and Karlsruhe we are looking for

Venture Architects (m/f/d)


As Venture Architect (m/f/d) you are responsible for all commercial aspects of our ventures.

You support our project leads and founders in the development of novel business models and business plans for their innovative ventures and quantify the business value of product ideas. You will also advise the Founders on potentially attractive partner start-ups that could be potential partners and take the first steps towards patenting business models and novel business approaches. Through customer workshops you lay the foundation for new product ideas.

  • Planning and implementation of new ventures, products and services in the early product development phase

  • Presentation, evaluation and selection of suitable business models and development of business plans.

  • Testing and validation of critical hypotheses and assumptions

  • Quantification of business values, evaluation of market sizes and market potentials

  • Competitive analysis and analysis of trends and technologies

  • Identification of potential partner companies and start-ups

  • Supporting our business areas in the areas of problem discovery and Ideation

  • Close cooperation with strategic design, product development, customers and partners to build significant products and businesses

  • IP generation and control of digital patents


  • 3 years of experience in strategy development and implementation as well as strategic business development in corporate environment or consulting

  • Business administration degree or similar, ideally supplemented by MBA or PhD

  • Distinct understanding of business management paired with expert knowledge of innovative business models

  • Experience in a highly dynamic start-up environment, ideally as a former Founder

  • Familiarity with regulated industries, in particular the pharmaceutical environment

  • Highly motivated team player with a proactive and independent way of working and a pronounced sense of responsibility

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills as well as technical mindset

  • Passion to develop products and services that are loved by customers

  • Pronounced conflict competence combined with the courage to question traditional approaches and to break them if necessary

  • Thinking in business models and ability to successfully perform and act in a fast-paced, challenging environment

  • Fluent German and very good English skills; further language skills would be a plus