Manager Corporate Innovation (m/f/d)

Datum: 25.05.2022

Standort: Mannheim, BW, DE

Unternehmen: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. Almost 6,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Manager Corporate Innovation (m/f/d) As soon as possible | Mannheim

Your areas of responsibility:

  • Further developing and implementing the innovation strategy for the FUCHS Group with focus on global innovation opportunities and new business models responding to major trends and disruptions
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration, manage internal interfaces and further develop a global network of external innovation partners like consultancies, startups or universities; initiating and coordinating projects with these partners
  • Challenge the organization and the status quo by applying diverse methods and principles (e.g. Design Thinking, Scrum, Lean Start-up, Google Sprint) and coaching the organization to use them, to strengthen its innovation mindset 
  • Leading a global strategic initiative to explore and conceptualize new market ideas for the Group 
  • Managing and further developing our global intrapreneurship program by supporting participating teams and liaising with program partners


Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Completed university degree in business administration or similar
  • Initial professional experience ideally in consulting, corporate innovation or innovation strategy
  • Knowledge of how to bring compelling ideas to life and understanding of innovation practices, agile working methods and user-centered design (e.g. Design Thinking, Scrum, Lean Start-up, Google Sprint)
  • Strategic thinking and project / portfolio management skills
  • Experience in building relationships across a diverse stakeholder base and ability to mediate between different opinions
  • Proactive approach to meeting business needs and identifying business opportunities
  • Fluent in English and ideally one or more international experiences


These are your benefits:

  • An interesting working environment in a dynamic, worldwide operating company
  • A very good working atmosphere with flat hierarchies
  • A secure future perspective and a good work-life balance as well as individual further education opportunities and training
  • Possibility to work partially from home
  • Opportunities to participate in various health and fitness activities, such as health days, sports groups and cooperation with fitness studios


Please note: By entering your application data and submitting your application documents (in German or English), you agree that your documents may be forwarded to Mr. Bormann from Pedersen & Partners. Pedersen & Partners is our personnel consultancy which we have commissioned with the search.

Excel beyond your limitations and contribute your ideas in the flat hierarchies of a family-run company listed on the MDAX. Please apply online by clicking the "Apply now" button.
Do you have any questions? Kathrin Fricke will be more than happy to answer them!
(Phone: +4962138021166) 

Explore your specialties. Expand your possibilities.