Head of Venture Building (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 location in Berlin we are looking for

Head of Venture Building (m/f/d)


  • Manage the team of Product, Strategic Design and Venture Architecture

  • You challenge and coach all use cases/ventures in the way of a VC

  • You prioritize an refocus use case work on the most value generating factors

  • You prepare the use cases for external financing rounds

  • You challenge projects in all aspects of desirability, feasibility and viability

  • Design and shape the digital M&A roadmap together with Head of Digital Strategy

  • Support the corporate CDO and KD CEO with ad-hoc requests such as research and speaker engagements

  • Conduct mini-due diligence on use case pitches for the KD CEO

  • Constantly develop standard methods and tools to improve the KD venture building approach

  • Build and maintain relationships with the tech economy especially external investors

  • Shape a high performing culture that makes KD the Digital B2B leader in company building for producing industries

  • Introduce new business models that are ecosystem or gain sharing based

  • Represent KD at events and at customers


  • 10 year plus experience in a strategy consultancy with a focus on digital and company building

  • 4+ years experience in top tier strategy consultancy

  • 2+ years experience in strategic ideation

  • 3+ years experience in company building

  • Master of Business/Economics or Master of Engineering paired with an MBA from internationally leading university

  • Experience in leading and managing teams of teams

  • Strong experience in technology and new business evaluation and building

  • Hands on entrepreneurial experience paired with a proven track record in working strategically

  • Combination of technological know-how with business savviness

  • Hands-on can-do mentality

  • Strong experience in B2B start-up environment incl. network to investors and industry players

  • Fluent in German & English

  • Strong travel requirement up to 60%

  • Hunter mentality who is driven to make a difference

  • Customer and business potential is at the core of your mind

  • Passionate by driving things forward paired with an entrepreneurial mind-set

  • Capable of maintaining relationships on C-Suite level

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to make an impact as part of a dynamic and talented international team

  • The opportunity to work independently and shape your area of work according to your strengths

  • Feel at home in our new office in the center of Berlin, in a comfortable dog-friendly working space, with free drinks, a casual dress code, diverse employee events and more