Manager (m/f/d) Innovation Scouting

  • VONQ
  • Essen, Deutschland
  • Jan 19, 2020
Direkteinstieg Andere Business Development Sales


Manager (m/f/d) Innovation Scouting

ALDI Nord is the number one discounter in Germany. Over 100 years of experience, more than 69.000 employees in nine European countries display the success of the corporate company. We want to continue this success story in the future. Do you also want to be part of the ALDI success story?

Your tasks

  • Step-by-step development of an idea and innovation management in cooperation with the Director Innovation Management at ALDI Nord
  • Development of a “Scouting Roadmap” and database aligned with the innovation strategy
  • Establishment of an international partner network, e.g. start-ups, accelerator programs, tech companies, academia
  • Creation of an external “Innovation Gate” ALDI Nord in order to increase market visibility and simplify accessibility for start-ups, industry partner, accelerator programs, etc.
  • Identification and evaluation of new trends & technologies within the food retail industry and handover of potential "investment targets" to our M&A team
  • Establishment of an open and innovative company culture, enhancement of knowledge transfer and introduction of agile working methods

Your profile

  • Master degree in Business Administration, Communication, STEM or equivalent field – sales focus preferred
  • Extensive professional experience in the area of Corporate Innovation, Key Account Management, Sales and/or Strategy respectively Consulting
  • Extensive network within the Start-up, VC and Corporate Innovation ecosystem – focus on food retail a plus
  • Founding experience preferred
  • International background within (food) retail and/or FMCG sector preferred
  • Distinct knowledge of methodologies advantageous (e. g. design thinking, prototyping)
  • Fluent in German and English, further language skills a plus
  • Entrepreneur and thought leader with hands-on-mentality
  • Inspiring personality with deep affinity for trends, innovations and technologies
  • Sales guy and brilliant networker with excellent communication skills

Your benefits

  • Exciting responsibilities and challenges in an international working environment
  • The opportunity to be part of a transformation process and to shape that process further
  • A safe workplace in an internationally growing company
  • An attractive salary and individual career opportunities
  • High levels of freedom and the unique possibility to create something from scratch within a completely new corporate division, a very dynamic team and international projects

Become part of one of the world's most exciting transformation projects within the food retail industry, put yourself into the driver´s seat and write history at ALDI Nord.

Please apply via the 'Apply' button.

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