INNOVATION MANAGER (M/F/D) CATALYST

Location Lippstadt, Germany

Pacesetting. Passionate. Together. Since 1899, HELLA, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, has shaped the industry with innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics. In addition, the company is one of the most important partners of the aftermarket and independent workshops. What motivates us: Shaping the mobility of tomorrow and fostering the central market trends such as autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitization as well as individualization. Every day, 39,000 employees worldwide are committed to this with passion, know-how and innovative strength.

YOUR TASKS

Your work will be primarily characterized by performing the start-up scouting activities for HELLA Ventures in Israel and ensuring the proper and successful collaboration between the companies in the HELLA Ventures portfolio companies and HELLA's business units. Your home base will be Lippstadt (preferred) or Berlin.

  • You work with top-tier start-ups from the Silicon Valley and from Israel to facilitate the collaboration and industrialization of the next generation of world-changing technologies and business models. 
  • 70 % of your tasks consist of driving success regarding collaboration of HELLA Ventures’ portfolio of start-ups with HELLA's business units.
  • In doing so, you are responsible for the multi-project coordination with top-tier venture-backed international start-ups and HELLA's business units.
  • You will also be responsible for the management of a wide variety of executives and key stakeholders, as well as for the management of a Portfolio company by leverage relationships within HELLA through the executive and engineering environment.
  • 30 % of your tasks include scouting start-ups in Israel by integrating yourself into the Israeli start-up community.
  • In this context, you will carry out analyses regarding "HELLA fit" and HELLA's venture capital backing ability and connect prospective deals with HELLA ventures in the Silicon Valley.

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration or another related (MBA preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in either automotive, strategy, venture capital or combination of these fields; alternatively, founding team member of a successful start-up
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry as well as strong PowerPoint and financial modeling skills
  • Cultural awareness, independence, organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in a team, strong communication and presentation skills
  • Domestic and international travel 30%

OUR OFFER

  • Extensive career and further training possibilities as well as flexible working hours
  • HELLA in motion – comprehensive sports and health program with the company's own fitness center
  • Support with reconciling work and family life: two HELLA daycare centers, KidsCamp during vacations, family service, and advice regarding caring for relatives
  • Company restaurants, employee benefits, and a laundry service
  • Company retirement provision with HELLA subsidy

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Take the opportunity to reveal your potential within a global, family-run company that offers you the best possible conditions for progressing in your career.

Please send us your application through our careers portal, citing reference number 20191014.

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YOUR CONTACT

HELLA Corporate Center GmbH
Ms. Jennifer Radix
Rixbecker Straße 75
59552 Lippstadt
  +49-2941-38-1083