Ecosystem Manager

Frankfurt
Full-Time
Posted on 
May 16, 2021
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Job Description

TechQuartier was founded in 2016 in the European financial center Frankfurt and forms a cross-industry innovation platform that brings start-ups, companies and emerging talents together to work and learn from each other. The aim is to jointly develop new technologies and digital business models. Our members include more than 300 start-ups, our partners include 50 financial/industrial companies and academic institutions, as well as hundreds of future founders.

With international educational programs in the fields of technology, artificial intelligence and entrepreneurship, we show young minds how they can shape their economic future. As one of the largest innovation platforms in Germany and as consortium leader of the Financial Big Data Cluster, we are working on the conceptualization of a European data ecosystem.

Especially for the establishment and further development of this strategically important initiative we are looking for support for our marketing team! Do you already have professional experience in marketing, ideally in an IT specialized company? You are ambitious and want to be at the forefront of the fast-growing Frankfurt startup scene?

Then you are just right with us! We are a young, international team working with full commitment on our common vision. In a modern working environment you will benefit from our innovative working areas such as shared desks, chill zones or private phone booths, high-speed internet or even free drinks and snacks.

YOUR TASKS

Since the founding of TechQuartier in 2016, it has always been part of our mission to promote and strengthen the startup ecosystem of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region. Since April 6, 2021, TechQuartier has been awarded a mandate by the State of Hesse to manage the ecosystem of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region for the next 3 years.

Within this mandate, TechQuartier is looking for an experienced project manager to strengthen the team. The selected candidate will be responsible implementing a roadmap for the ecosystem management. This is structured along the following categories: Consulting & Knowledge Transfer, Creating Momentum, Networking & Exchange, Matching, Communication & Information Formats, Talent Development & Learning.

We are looking for someone who has experience in managing various stakeholders, but who is also able to coordinate and execute projects. You should have the profile of a great communicator and networker, be versatile and entrepreneurial. The position is a full-time position and will be affiliatedto the community team.

YOUR PROFILE

  • Previous stakeholder / relationship management experience (ideally 3-5 years of experience). Project management experience is also highly valued.
  • Previous experience coordinating multi-stakeholder projects is a plus.
  • Experience in innovation, emerging technologies and/or entrepreneurship is a plus.
  • Strong passion for startups and entrepreneurship, which is demonstrated by in-depth knowledge of key players in the ecosystem
  • Negotiation skills when dealing with representatives from business, academics and government
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in presenting (be able to deliver keynotes and moderate events)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Native German speaker

Key attributes:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, characterized by an action-oriented mindset and pragmatism
  • Self-starter, meaning you are able to derive the actions necessary to achieve goals from clear goals and basic objectives
  • Versatility. You should be flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the goals, even if that means getting out of your comfort zone
  • Team player. Outgoing and collaborative, proactively sharing information, preferring transparency and alignment with other teams, and not afraid to ask for help.

The main work location of the advertised full-time position (40h/week) is at our location in Frankfurt am Main. However, TechQuartier has a flexible “remote work” policy that allows you to work from anywhere in the region. Travel could be involved to attend events and meetings across the ecosystem/region. This position is to be filled as soon as possible.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

  • Work experience in a fascinating, fast-growing environment with touchpoints on topics such as digitization, innovation and corporate development
  • State-of-the-art working environment, innovative working areas such as shared desks, chill zones or private telephone booths; high-speed Internet
  • Personal responsibility with flat hierarchies in a relaxed working atmosphere
  • Many challenges and a variety of activities in an open-minded, friendly and committed team and a dynamic international TQ community
  • You get to know all facets and advantages of our hub. I.e. participation in great events, getting to know decision-makers and startups, etc.
  • Getting to know a large network
  • Flexible working time models (home office, etc.)
  • Free drinks and snacks

If this kind of work culture suits your expectations and you are looking for a new challenge, we would like to learn more about you!

We are looking forward to gettingto know you better.


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