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Siegwerk Ventures - Venture Manager (m/f/d)


Cologne (L004.KL), DE, 53721


We are looking for a(n) Siegwerk Ventures - Venture Manager (m/f/d) 



Location: Cologne                                                                                                            Job ID:18392


Position Summary
We are looking for an experienced venture manager to our Siegwerk Ventures team. In a spirit of dynamic entrepreneurship your mission is to build new businesses for Siegwerk.



Siegwerk has recently readjusted its main strategic motive for the next 5-10 year as to “Become a circular and digital packaging solutions company”. With this comes the firm commitment to identify, validate and exploit new business opportunities requiring business models that go beyond the current Siegwerk business model of selling packaging inks and coatings. The mandate for Siegwerk Ventures is to build new strategic legs for Siegwerk and generate relevant new revenue streams. Siegwerk Ventures will leverage existing core competencies of Siegwerk in the field of packaging and combining them with new competencies to build up new ventures. The venture head will lead this approach through the planning phase and will set-up the business within a new venture.

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintain a network of stakeholder within Siegwerk and across the packaging industry as source of industry intelligence and as platform for potential collaboration
  • Conducting research across the packaging industry to develop a deep understanding of industry trends and pain points
  • Leveraging your broad technical understanding and business eagerness you will progress ideas into potential solutions & business models
  • Leveraging industry partners and rapid prototyping you will test, validate and modify initial solution ideas and assess the respective market potential
  • You will develop comprehensive business models to monetize the solution and build business/investment proposals
  • You will drive the set-up of the venture and the business development with the mentality of a business founder
  • Act as an ambassador within Siegwerk to create awareness, acceptance and excitement by stakeholders in the core business


Desired Skills and Experience

  • University degree in natural science; additional focus or degree in business is an advantage
  • At least 3 years of business experience in packaging or neighbouring industry (packaging, printing, coating) or in a leading strategy consultancy
  • Combination of natural science with entrepreneurial thinking and sound business judgement
  • “Early adopter” – Curiosity and passion for emerging technologies
  • Strong project management skills
    • Self-motivated, result-oriented, and persistent
    • Structured and focused work approach with an ability to think conceptually and strategically
    • Pragmatic and flexible to quickly adapt to changing context
  • Strong influencer and networker with excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate and present concisely and convincingly to top-management and industry partners


As a global family business, we offer:

  • The best of both worlds – a company who thinks like a global leader, but acts like a family business
  • Excellent location in the attractive Cologne-Bonn area, easily accessible via public transport and with good motorway connection
  • Flexible work time
  • Employee benefits and discounts
  • An employer who takes over social responsibility: Click here to learn more about our social projects
  • Logib-D validated remuneration system - fair and gender-neutral


Please use our online platform to apply for this position.

In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Schmitz: 02241 304 870.


Have a look at our site in Siegburg: Welcome to Siegwerk!



Why Siegwerk?

Joining Siegwerk means joining a successful, global, ambitious company. It means being part of an industry with exciting growth potential, and it means working as part of an extended, close-knit team that will give you the support and co-operation you need to achieve your career goals.

Siegwerk is an international business, but it’s also a family-owned business. That means its focus is long term, and strategic; investing for growth and creating a stable, supportive work environment. An environment that lets great talent be great.

Join Siegwerk and get the best of both worlds – a company thinks like a global leader, but acts like a family.