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Corporate Strategy - Manager (m/f/d) ZF Ventures


Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046

Req ID 27543

We are looking for a passionate new team member for our Corporate Venture Capital Team ZF Ventures at our location in Friedrichshafen.


Your tasks as Corporate Strategy - Manager (m/f/d) ZF Ventures:

  • Manage global strategic cross-company projects in cooperation with other Corporate Functions & Divisions, especially from the areas of Strategy, Finance and Innovation
  • Derive, implement and track strategic initiatives & programs
  • Analyze market trends, anticipate future market developments relevant for ZF 
  • Work closely with external Venture Capital (VC) ecosystem partners (VC Funds & service providers) to identify & evaluate startups based on their technological & strategic value for ZF
  • Manage the interlock between external startups and ZF business stakeholders – identify relevant matches, initiate & support collaboration projects, drive scaling & adoption of solutions across ZF
  • Manage investment (incl. technical assessment, financial analysis) processes & contract negotiations regarding VC fund investments & support direct minority investments in close cooperation with internal & external specialists & advisors


Your profile as Corporate Strategy - Manager (m/f/d) ZF Ventures:

  • Completed Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Informatics, Business Administration or similar with strong technical & business acumen
  • Passion for innovation & the future of mobility with profound understanding of future technologies, mobility markets, customers, strategies & business models
  • Several years of work experience in VC with extensive external VC network and deep understanding of investment processes, financials, valuation, transaction structures & contracts
  • Strategic & analytical thinking with the ability to process complex topics quickly & independently
  • Open, pragmatic & solution oriented entrepreneurial mindset combined with strong communication, stakeholder management & networking skills


About ZF:
ZF is a global technology company suppling systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility. In fiscal year 2020 ZF reported sales of €32.6 billion. The company employs more than 150,000 associates at approximately 270 locations in 42 countries.


The compatibility of work and family life is firmly anchored at ZF. For more information, please visit www.zf.com/berufundprivatleben.



Be part of our ZF team as Corporate Strategy - Manager (m/f/d) ZF Ventures and apply now!


Janin Oppermann

+49 211 584 222 166

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