Venture Development Manager (f/m/d)
in Berlin

About us:

At the Lufthansa Innovation Hub, we’re pioneering the future of travel for the Lufthansa Group, the industry, but most importantly for everyone who travels.

The landscape of the travel industry is changing. Our job is to identify these shifts and translate them into new business opportunities in the travel sector.

We are guided by our ambition to take travel to new destinations. To achieve this we believe in constantly pushing the limits‘ to make travel easier, more convenient and more enjoyable.

By building a valuable portfolio of travel companies and products, we are making an essential contribution to the asset-light business strategy of the Lufthansa Group.

 

Job summary:

Venture Development Managers (m/f/d) drive digital ventures in an entrepreneurial way – from a rough initial idea to a successful exit. As a jack-of-all-trades, your typical activities may include value proposition shaping, business modelling, product development, go-to-market planning & execution, operations as well as partnership negotiations & sales – depending on the respective venture topic and your personal field of expertise.

Your overarching goal is to turn an idea of ​​a new product or service around travel & mobility into a fast-growing business to launch a full-blown startup into the market.

Venture developers at LIH enjoy a high degree of creative freedom, operational flexibility, and responsibility. This being the case, you will work in small, autonomous and fast-moving teams in our Berlin office (remote work partially possible) and join our New Business stream.

You will take the lead on an exciting innovation project in the realm of ground ops and data, spanning multiple Lufthansa units. See more details here.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive venture projects in Travel & Mobility Tech from a rough initial idea to a successful exit. Take responsibility for their success and ensure a goal-based implementation
  • Build, implement and manage digital products (product management)
  • Drive small, interdisciplinary teams with a high degree of personal freedom
  • Coordinate remote teams (e.g. product development, design)
  • Monitor and attain project-specific KPIs and milestones
  • Acquire relevant partners (e.g. distribution, media etc.)
  • Business development with internal (Lufthansa Group) and external stakeholders
  • Systematic know-how-transfer both into LIH as well as the Lufthansa Group organisation

 

Profile:

  • Degree in Business, IT, or equivalent
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in the digital context
  • Experienced in building and growing a new product or service from scratch into a successful business
  • Passion about growth startups and the travel and mobility industry 
  • Credible understanding of digital business models, technologies and the tech ecosystem
  • Strong business acumen, innovation mindset and hands-on attitude
  • Distinct attention to detail with strong project management skills
  • Great communication (verbal and written) as well as strong presentation skills
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written

Valuable additions:

  • Experience as startup (co-)founder
  • Direct or indirect (e.g. management consultancy) work experience in corporate innovation
  • Experience in travel or mobility 
  • MBA
  • Fluency in German

 

What we offer:

  • Be an essential member of a smart, hard-working and growing team developing solutions for the traveller of tomorrow 
  • Gain deep insights into the international Travel & Mobility Tech ecosystem, as well as into aviation and corporate innovation
  • Work independently and entrepreneurially owning sub-budgets and workstreams
  • Enjoy an exceptional degree of flexibility and creative freedom (new work is real) 
  • Work with one of the most iconic brands in aviation, utilise seasoned Lufthanseats and experienced tech talent
  • Experience a truly unique setting in the heart of the Berlin tech ecosystem
  • Competitive compensation with benefits

 

At LIH, we are super committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity and inclusivity. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of factors irrelevant to merit, qualifications or business need such as age, race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, medical status, or any other status covered by the relevant law in the areas where we operate.

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