Senior Venture Development Manager

Senior Venture Development Manager at WATTx

WATTx is looking for a Senior Venture Development Manager to identify novel business opportunities, explore market potentials as well as shape the business models for our cutting-edge prototypes in the industry 4.0 space. Additionally, you will drive the transition from prototype to venture, helping us bring the early product to market. You will be working directly with the CEO, CTO and venture development team of WATTx as well as with the cross-functional founding teams of our rapidly growing portfolio of startups active in IoT, industry 4.0, machine learning and predominantly the B2B space. You will coordinate independent or joint venture projects that stem from companies that represent the backbone of the industrial economy. Given the great amount of responsibility you have, here is the challenge:

What your mission entails:

  • Establish entirely new business models at the intersection of digital and physical ecosystems that solve pertinent business problems and leverage the skillsets within WATTx.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to transform ideation insights and concepts into novel business models with novel technology.
  • Project manage the venture development process – drive the project from a business perspective and scope out and define project timelines (with the support of the other teams!) for the ventures.
  • Mentoring our founder teams on raising capital, managing stakeholders and scaling their companies.
  • Preparing strategic documents, presentations, handovers and venture pitch decks for board meetings and do or die sessions.
  • Communicate, set up meetings, and draft terms with our many partners in the startup space, including VCs and project clients.
  • Be the main point of contact for our clients when applicable.
  • Independently drive business and market research to keep us up to date with industry best practice.
  • Early identification of disruptive innovations, market trends, and startups to fuel WATTx’s ideation funnel.

What you need to start your mission:

  • You hold at least a master’s degree in management, economics, innovation, engineering, or a related field and have demonstrated strong experience in these fields.
  • You have at least three years of relevant full-time work experience in consulting, venture building, product development, project management or in tech startups.
  • You are driven by taking ownership and responsibility for the outcome of a project in an entrepreneurial environment and passionate about technological trends, innovation, and startups.
  • You are a strong strategic thinker who can take complex problems and break them down into actionable steps and a project plan.
  • You have world-class interpersonal and communication skills, and leadership experience.
  • You are an independent, pro-active problem solver with a hands-on approach. You are highly adaptable and thrive in a rapidly-changing, complex environment.
  • You are fluent in English and German, other languages are a plus.
  • You pay great attention to detail.
  • Last but not least: you’re a true team player who is committed to put the team first - always.

We offer:

  • A competitive compensation package.
  • A great team with diverse and highly advanced skill sets and an office environment to learn and thrive in.
  • Ownership over your projects and an empowered working environment.
  • A range of topic experts to support the decision-making process.
  • Guidelines and training materials based on industry best practice and our learnings from applying these techniques.
  • A learning budget to allocate as you see fit.

ABOUT US

WATTx is a new kind of company builder focused on creating deep technologies in the industrial and consumer Internet of things. We are a full-stack team: hardware and software engineers, data scientists, user experience researchers and designers, venture developers, and strategists. Our cross-functional project teams take a user-centric approach to identifying opportunity areas in particular research areas that inform ideation sessions. Solutions that evolve from these sessions are quickly prototyped and vetted as pilots with clients, investors, and potential partners. Dedicated to lean development and a sprint spirit, we expect research kick-off to venture spin-out to take a matter of a few months.

We are looking forward to receive your applications. In case you have any questions, you´re welcome to approach Karo, our Head of Recruitment and HR.

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About WATTx

WATTx is a new kind of company builder. What sets us apart? Our focus on creating deep technologies in the world of the industrial and consumer IoT; hardware and software prototyping; and our rigorous process for moving informed research into validated ideas, and taking concepts from prototype, to pilot, to company formation in only a few months. This way, we ensure that only the most robust ideas become successful ventures. As we mature, we continue to cross-leverage our knowledge and technologies in our portfolio for future prototyping.