FoundersLane, the leading Corporate Venture Builder in climate and health, was founded in 2016 by Felix Staeritz, Andreas von Oettingen, and Michael Stephanblome. The team develops digital business models in the health and climate sector by combining the agility and the mindset of technology entrepreneurs with the strength of corporations. FoundersLane draws on more than 20 years of experience by the founders in building up new companies.
FoundersLane creates new, fast-growing digital companies in categories that are highly topical and current. FoundersLane counts more than 100 founders, experts and entrepreneurs with great expertise in the fields of medicine, health, climate, disruptive technologies such as IoT connectivity, AI, and machine learning. Partners include SMEs and corporations as well as more than 30 of the Forbes 500 companies, such as Trumpf, Vattenfall, Henkel and Baloise. FoundersLane is active in Europe, MENA and Asia with offices in Berlin, Cologne, and London.
In line with the mission of “Co-Creating a Better Future”, FightBack was called into life by the FoundersLane team to join forces and co-create sustainable solutions for solving the massive societal and economic challenges in climate and health. The multi-stakeholder platform that forms strategic alliances has gathered substantial support from several hundred of influential leaders, including some of the world's leading entrepreneurs, corporate execs, academics and policy-makers who want to have an impact on our planet by tackling the mega-trends that are profoundly changing our world, posing both threats and opportunities for our lives, economies and societies. FightBack is also a bestselling book and features a wide range of digital leaders, from the World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School, Ping An, Trivago, Flixbus, Blablacar and many others.
Why we need you
We are looking for an experienced marketing manager capable of creating and implementing strategies for complex B2B products and services targeting audiences in enterprises and thought leaders.
Stakeholder management: In this role you will ensure a high degree of transparency on the progress of current and future actions and make sure goals are being reached. You will negotiate and agree on action plans, deliverables, and timelines. Also, you will influence other company members to work on our brand mission and vision. This also includes the empowerment of key decision-makers with in-depth business cases outlining expected impact, required investment and execution roadmap
Brand Positioning: You will work on further strengthening the FoundersLane brand and mission not only in the DACH region but also in our other target markets
FightBack: You will be responsible for working with our FightBack community founders to bring FightBack’s important mission to a wide audience
Leadership: You will lead a small team of motivated marketing professionals. In your role you will be working closely together with our CEO on developing a holistic long term marketing strategy but also making sure operational processes are working. You are willing to jump on every task that is needed
You hold a degree in business, marketing, or communications
You have at least 5+ years of experience in a similar field and role
Adaptability and resilience: You know how to deal with changing conditions, uncertainty, risks and are able to bounce quickly back up and learn from failure. You feel comfortable in demanding environments where quick problem solving and prioritization is needed. You develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
Strategical mindset: You are able to make plans and provide actionable feedback (including to non-marketing team members)
Entrepreneurial mindset: You do whatever is needed in order to reach your goals. You are able to make quick decisions and clearly prioritize what moves the needle
Analytical thinking: You are able to spot problems quickly and efficiently. You know how to address the stakeholders around you and are able to identify gaps to be filled e.g. what skills are missing in the team or the quality of content in relation to the audience’s expectations
Communication: Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills as well as the competence to liaise effectively with all kinds of stakeholders
A proven track record: You have a proven track record of setting and exceeding aggressive goals; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, experience and judgment
What's in it for you
Join a team of creative entrepreneurs that have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to learn from
Work for a company with a mission to positively impact health and climate-related industries through innovation
You will have the opportunity to create meaningful relationships with corporates to shape tech companies from the very start
Work in an environment that embraces freedom and autonomy and values team spirit and open communication
Receive access to a large network in a start-up and corporate environment offering you strong synergies
Work closely with the senior leadership team
We offer a competitive salary package with a success bonus scheme
Other benefits such as gym memberships, fruits, snacks, drink and home office