Venture Development Manager (m/f/d)

Business Development · Berlin · Full-time · Mid-level

Job description

Job description

About the Job

We're looking for a motivated Venture Development Manager to join our Venture Development team.

Our Venture Development Team is a group of ambitious business generalists who support our portfolio companies in all generalist areas and in everything else that our expert teams do not cover. They define and execute value-driving projects with our portfolio companies in areas such as project management, program management, internationalisation, operations development, Chief of Staff/Founder Associate responsibilities, interim management… and anything else that we see as a business priority for one of our ventures. They always assume responsibility, jump into unknown tasks with courage, go the extra mile, and most importantly shape and impact our precious company culture. They are a tight-knit group that supports and challenges each other and are always up for a good time together.  

Motivation, creativity, and openness encapsulate our values and culture. That’s why we encourage you to bring yourself to work. Join a multinational team of bright individuals and be inspired to grow, innovate, and take responsibility from the get-go.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Work on hands-on operational support in our portfolio companies
  • Build-up and maintenance of the close relationship with our founders as well as a deep understanding of the ventures’ current challenges and opportunities
  • Ensure the successful collaboration of our portfolio companies and our operational teams through excellent project- and stakeholder management
  • Push our ventures to the next level through internationalisation, process optimisation or the build-up of new organisational units

Your Profile

  • High ambition and drive to achieve excellent results
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Gained relevant work experience in a consultancy/agency, in an operational role in a start-up, or in the digital unit of a SME or corporate
  • Good understanding of digital business models and operational responsibilities
  • First solid examples in project, stakeholder, and change management, taking full responsibility for your projects 
  • Pragmatic, yet structured and a quick learner 
  • Feeling comfortable in a flexible, highly dynamic environment 
  • Professional demeanour to work with senior stakeholders

Please note that we are looking for support in our Berlin office. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well.

Benefits and Perks

  • Remote-friendly – Work anywhere in Germany or take advantage of our beautiful and well-equipped office at the heart of Berlin
  • Choose your tech – MacOS/Windows/Linux laptop and optional screen
  • Career growth – Access to internal workshops, knowledge sharing meetups, PAV Academy professional training opportunities, industry conferences, and other personal development possibilities
  • Subsidised products and services, including meal vouchers, German language classes, a bike leasing program, and discounts on services of our portfolio companies and various other brands
  • Wellness – 24/7 access to counselling specialists, free subscription to workplace wellbeing platform Unmind, weekly online yoga classes
  • Paid team and company events
  • Social activities – Hang out with co-workers during and after-hours (Slack or IRL, you decide), grab lunch or coffee with randomly assigned teammates, and disconnect from everything to spend quality time in outdoor activities
  • Visa application support and relocation package
Apply below and become a part of our success story!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for all – applicants and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Our diverse team has different ethnic and cultural origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, family arrangements, religious and political affiliations, socioeconomic statuses, age groups, and abilities.

With 32 nationalities and over 25 spoken languages, we’re confident that you’ll feel right at home. We look forward to your application.

Project A is one of Europe's leading venture capital firms, with offices in Berlin and London. Founded in 2012 as an Operational VC, we have backed more than 100 startups across 17 countries and 15 industries, including digital health, Fintech, and mobility. Our dedicated team of 140+ professionals supports our portfolio companies with software engineering, marketing, sales, hiring, and other business-critical services.

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