Senior Innovation Manager (m/f/d)


  • You identify and evaluate new business opportunities and market trends for DEKRA and DEKRA DIGITAL – based on our five tech and trends pillars AI, Big Data, IoT, Future Mobility and Cyber Security
  • You take on responsibility for own innovation projects applying state-of-the-art innovation tools and methods
  • Further you initiate and build new digital business – in close collaboration with DEKRA and DEKRA DIGITAL colleagues
  • You also identify, approach and execute strategic partnerships (e.g. with promising tech startups) and open innovation approaches

Skills & Qualifications

  • You have (several years of) working experience and a proven track record in (open) innovation or in an entrepreneurial setup
  • You have developed new business models and you are able to evaluate upcoming trends
  • Experience in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry (TIC) is a plus
  • You are a hybrid between technological enthusiast and customer-focused entrepreneur
  • You have the courage to challenge the status-quo and show persistence to find new solutions for complex problems
  • You have a hands-on mentality but you can think strategically as well
  • You can draw on your strong network in the area of innovation and tech (corporates, startups, VCs,…)
  • You have strong communication and people skills
  • You’re fluent in English – German and/or Spanish is a plus


DEKRA DIGITAL has been established to focus on tech competencies and drive digital innovation to help leading DEKRA into a successful future. We are shaping the safety and security of tomorrow and beyond.