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Manager Partnering / Ecosystems (m/f/d)


Friedrichshafen, BW, DE, 88046 Saarbrücken, SL, DE, 66117 Schweinfurt, BY, DE, 97424

Req ID 10786 Friedrichshafen, Saarbrücken, Schweinfurt, Germany


We are looking for a new colleague in the Transformation, Strategy & Digitalization department at our location in Friedrichshafen, Schweinfurt or Saarbrücken.


Your tasks:

  • Identification of emerging trends, business models, technologies and market opportunities as well as shifts in customer behaviour that require partnering or ecosystem build-up around e-mobility
  • Driving the further development of the Ecosystem & Partnering strategy, set-up and development of the deal pipeline, evaluation of projects and analysis of target companies
  • Actively networking with relevant players in the market and building a partner network of start-ups, accelerator programs, technology companies and universities
  • Shared responsibility and support in national and international M&A projects together with corporate M&A and strategy, from selection and initiation through the entire process 
  • Building an internal incubator and accelerator approach to simplify access for start-ups and potential partners together with Division Product Planning


Your profile:

  • Several years of relevant professional experience in the M&A, in a VC or in an ecosystem/start-up environment
  • Extensive project management experience, understanding of M&A processes and financial knowledge as well as strong affinity for trends, innovations and technologies
  • Experience in building an innovation portfolio as well as accelerator and incubator program 
  • Team player with excellent communication and negotiation skills, assertiveness and hands-on mentality bringing topics to the street
  • Business fluent German and English and willingness to undertake project-related international business trips


Be part of our ZF team as Manager Partnering / Ecosystems (m/f/d) and apply now!


Kristina Raspe

(49) 0211584222117

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