Director Catalyst @ next47 - Beijing, China

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next47 is a global venture firm created by Siemens to invest in entrepreneurs who think big and build companies that will change the way we live and work.(

Position Overview:

  •  Business developer next47 Catalyst (CAT) in the China
  • Build the practice for “Catalyst Projects” in China based on the CAT operating model

  • Develop and implement “Catalyst Projects” for start-ups next47 will or has invested in in order to scale the companies up and increase their growth trajectory in global markets significantly.

  • Develop and implement innovation transfer from start-ups into Siemens and/or new and/or existing customers of Siemens on a global scale.

  • Connect him-/herselves with all for next47 relevant innovation eco-systems in the region


  • Develop a strong and sustainable network across the global Siemens organization and with Siemens customers

  • Identify additional sales channel opportunities and build channel partnerships

  • Report regularly on the progress of the “Catalyst Projects” to the Partnership of next47

  • Collaborate intensively with the global catalyst team and with the entire next47 team

  • Build the Catalyst function in next47 for the China

  • Best practice sharing with the other next47 catalyst teams in order to build the function for China

  • Generate significant revenue growth for next47 investments

  • Initiate technology transfer from star-ups into the Siemens network including partners and customers

  • Support the identification of new investment opportunities and support the next47 capital team in realizing investment opportunities

  Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

  •  Master Degree in Engineering preferred or Bachelor Degree in Economics with MBA i.e. in Strategic Management and proven trong technical background in addition to related degrees
  • Business experience in management/strategic/business development functions of +8 years

  • Excellent communication skills and team orientation

  • Excellent English skills

  • Experienced in business development and sales processes

  • Able to engage and inspire people

  • Knows VC landscape and is able to build the connection to Siemens and to Siemens customers with our start-ups

  • Love challenges and is resilient under pressure

  • Strong result orientation combined with speed and sense of urgency

  • Experience in business management with P&L responsibilty.

  • Strong strategic thinking and proven strategy development and implementation capabilities

  • Able to work in and with multiple cultures due to the international character of the function