Business Analyst (Santa Clara, CA):

We are hiring a Business Analyst to join our Venture Lab Silicon Valley team. In this role, you will report directly to the General Manager of Smart Health. You will evaluate internal and external ideas for investment through research and due diligence. You will compile research reports through an incisive synthesis of information within the sensors, medical devices, and smart health fields to determine partnerships, investments, and strategy. You will articulate the alignment and role of target ventures within our company’s broader growth plans. You will compare and compile the business models of key competitors through research and evaluating emerging technology innovation. You will formulate appropriate investment strategy, conduct periodic review, and update strategy as needed. You will create financial and valuation models to evaluate the impact of target projects on enterprise strategies. You will participate in partner-facing teams to gather and interpret data, create presentations, and take part in go/no go decisions. You will achieve agreed upon personal and team targets, quotas, and outcomes; identify and track KPIs. You will establish, develop, and maintain positive business and startups relationships. You will keep abreast of best practices and promotional trends in the market. You will effectively engage with startups and research groups to clarify the market opportunity and potential engagement options. You will manage and maintain our internal tools and knowledge base to have pertinent information at the time a decision is needed. You will perform job related travel. To succeed in this role, you should have a natural analytical way of thinking. You should also be an excellent communicator, with an ability to structure information to resonate with multiple types of audiences.

Apply here through our NGK website.

Global Operations Manager (Santa Clara, CA):

We are hiring a Global Operations Manager to join our Venture Lab Silicon Valley team. In this role, you will work with the executive management team to establish the vision and strategy for the Global Operations function. You will develop, implement, monitor, and report on Key Performance Indicators for all areas of global operations, including Product management, program management, pre-sales and post-sales. You will design and implement best practices in Operations Policies and Procedures. You will validate new ideas and projects, prioritize a product’s release course, and coordinate all processes to get a product or idea ready for the market. You will provide research data on a product’s consumer desirability, technology feasibility, business viability, and supply chain delivery channels. You will evaluate, embrace and implement new breakthrough technologies designed to deliver a customer experience that significantly outpaces the competition. You will provide information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and analyses. You will assess market competition by comparing the company’s product to competitors’ products. You will partner closely with global and regional counterparts in Global Ventures, Workforce Management, Finance, Sales, Account Management, and other functional teams to drive initiatives to successfully deliver on key business and customer priorities. You will create the product market strategy and generate the sales pitch to internal and external shareholders. You will assist with post-sales product support strategy and lead the implementation efforts. You will demonstrate a primary commitment to consumer safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to all applicable laws, regulations, and company quality processes and procedures.  In partnership with the Operations leadership team, you will ensure the Operations team goals and objectives are aligned with the company’s strategies and business objectives. You will develop and manage budgets for Operations; monitor and take corrective action to assure that budgets are met. You will engage with business partners to plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the impact of proposed global regulatory, quality, and clinical research changes to current manufacturing processes and impact to market. You will support the investigation of complaints, product quality issues, and serious quality incident reports. You will build a high-performance, highly engaged functional culture aligned to the corporate culture to ensure the Global Operations team can attract, develop, engage, and retain talented associates. You will perform domestic or international job-related travel. To succeed in this role, you should have extensive global experience working in diverse countries, respecting cultural differences, and belief in diversity as a strength. You should understand business drivers; be able to utilize data, industry trends, and best practices to drive business decisions. You should have a deep understanding of product management, from the discovery phase to market launch. You should have experience pitching new ideas to internal and external shareholders. You should have experience developing strategy and implanting processes and procedure to meet business objectives. You should display strong ethics and integrity, understand how to build strategy, and mobilize a team to action. You should provide coaching and development to build the operations talent bench. You should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills: ability to communicate with clarity to align and motivate employees to action. You should have demonstrated experience in setting and motivating teams for improving processes and challenging the status quo. You should have excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. You should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You should be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. You should be able to handle confidential information. You should have the proven ability to adapt to changing needs in fast paced office. You should have the ability to cope with conflict and stressful situations. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree in Business (MBA) or master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 8 years’ experience in product management, sales and marketing or related field. Minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role preferred.

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Venture Lab EMEA

Internship Venture Building  (Ratingen, Germany):

We are looking for an enrolled Master Student with a relevant focus at a top university hiring to join our Venture EMEA team as a Venture Building Intern. In this role, the venture you will be involved in is a highly funded corporate startup in Germany with the goal to reach the next scaling stage and is a very innovative tech product with seven-figure revenue. You will be a core element in the venture team and drive diverse growth themes of digital business models, such as customer-centric rapid prototyping (design thinking, lean startup) and continuous, data-based optimization from product-market fit and scaling up. You will work hands-on with an ambitious and experienced team that covers all skills for scaling up. You will join a world-class global company, become a gamechanger and also build your international professional network (corporate and startup). To succeed in this role, you should have an entrepreneurial DNA with a strong passion for startups and emerging technologies (e.g. IoT, AI). You should have practical work experience in an environment with high dynamics and fast processes (e.g. tech startups/companies, consulting). You should have fast comprehension and analytical problem-solving skills, as well as very good communication skills in German and English. You should have an independent, structured and goal-oriented way of working. You should have experience in agile working methods such as design thinking, lean startup, scrum. You should be competent in MS Office and enjoy working with new software.

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