Innovation Manager (m/f/d)

Ideas need initiative.


Körber Digital shapes and drives the Körber Group’s digital advancement. The Business Area is a nucleus for digital innovation and new digital business models and as such a trusted go-to unit for all topics around the Group’s digitization.

Located in the German start-up hotspot Berlin, Körber Digital matches the speedy entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up with the long-term strategic focus of the Körber Group. Striving for progressive disruption, Körber Digital is at the forefront of the digital revolution of the industry.


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

Innovation Manager (m/f/d)

Tasks:

  • Manager: Take ownership and further develop an innovation ecosystem that will facilitate new sustainable and scalable digital products and business models. Further develop capabilities to understand the status quo and gain insights how to improve

  • Coach and Facilitator: Support innovation teams to achieve their goals by creating a challenging and inspiring innovation environment. Use all available brainpower and their expirience to bring the existing ecosystem to the next level

  • Networker: Developing a profound internal as well as external innovation network that facilitates new partnerships and ideas

  • Transformer: With your day to day work and personality transform the entire company to an innovative and agile working style, proactively demonstrate areas of improvements and act as agent of change to lead the way to become the most innovative company in the machinery industry 

Qualifications:

  • You successfully obtained a university degree with a technical or business focus

  • You gained professional experience (more than 6 years) in a role in innovation management

  • You gained experience in the application of innovation methods, e.g. Lean Startup, Stage Gate Driven Process, Design Thinking, User Centric Design

  • Analytical and conceptual skills

  • You are gained an Expertise in project management as well as in creativity and problem-solving techniques

  • High energy level and a strong entrepreneurial spirit

  • Social and communicative sensitivity as well as strong teamwork

  • You have a strategic mindset with a hands-on mentality

  • You have strong communication and presentation skills in German and English, and you can efficiently deal with various stakeholders and interest group

  • You are familiar with working with CxO level

  • You have advanced interpersonal skills sufficient for developing complex, dynamic relationships with a diverse variety of individuals representing a broad cross-section of cultures, disciplines and senior business managers

  • You have the ability to effectively persuade and influence the thinking of others through social and verbal interactions and presence

Benefits:

  • Development of a Mittelstand backed Industry 4.0 Start-Up 

  • Immediate start thanks to an existing HR structure

  • Possibility to shape the company culture through hiring of a long-term team

  • Dynamic environment that allows for the implementation of own ideas

  • Sparring and support from top-class industry and technology experts

  • Flexible working hours and a competitive salary

  • Fully-equipped office in the Factory @Görlitzer Park

  • Feel-good vibes with fruit, snacks and drinks

  • Annual, team off-site and regular team events