Business developer Digital Transformation
As a Business Developer Digital Transformation in TheFactory Innovation, you will have a very exciting everyday life in one of Norway’s foremost innovation environments, and contribute to creating value in a rapidly changing landscape.
TheFactory Innovation is looking for an ambitious and energetic Business Developer with a passion for innovation, new technology and digital transformation. TheFactory Innovation is a startup in the TheFactory group, and this is an exciting opportunity to be involved and shape the unit from the start. You will have an important role in the commercial development of TheFactory’s new business unit TheFactory Innovation, which will accelerate the collaboration between startups and established companies. You will work closely with the General Manager of the unit and other teams at TheFactory.
WHO ARE YOU?
You are passionate about innovation and digital transformation and everything new that moves on the technology front. Maybe you have worked with strategy, business development and technology? Maybe you have experience as a consultant in digital projects, solution sales or digital service development so that you know how technology can create gains and new customer value? You like to create lasting relationships and are happy to work with sales of new projects. You see opportunities where others see problems. You’re hungry and getting things done.
WHAT ARE THE WORK TASKS?
Identify and contact potential customers
Business development towards established companies in Norway and the Nordic countries, possibly internationally
Conduct customer interviews etc. workshops to understand the strategy, problem and opportunities of customers and prospects
Sales, negotiations and closing of new customer assignments
Further development of TF Innovation’s services based on customer needs and experiences
Implementation of matchmaking services, sprinters, arenas, etc.
Close collaboration with TF sister companies i.f.t. coupling with startups and technological solutions
Partner follow-up over time
An important part of the job will be to obtain assignments where TheFactory Innovation can provide matchmaking services and guidance in innovation collaboration. You will have the opportunity to participate in the deliveries of the assignments you bring in. Through successful matchmaking, you will experience creating value for our customers, start-up and growth companies in the Nordic region and TheFactory. Win-win-win! To succeed in this, we believe you have the following qualities.
Entrepreneurial and opportunity-oriented attitude
Analytical thinking – ability to see problems, opportunities and solutions
Trustworthy, convincing, and service-minded
Ability to build relationships and negotiate with professionals, management / boards of companies
Selling, results-oriented and efficient with large work capacity
Higher education in economics, innovation, entrepreneurship or technology management
Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in business development, innovation, consulting, digital product development, project management, or similar, and preferably with knowledge of development processes in larger companies
Experience from or understanding of start-ups and technical solutions is an advantage
Relevant network towards companies in trade / retail, construction / real estate, mobility, sustainability / renewable and / or banking / finance (TheFactory´’s focus areas) is an advantage, but not a requirement.
Good written and oral communication skills in Norwegian and English
A pulsating ecosystem
A good and inclusive work environment
A central place in the team in one of the Nordic region’s leading innovation environments
An opportunity to help build a whole new business area at TheFactory
A varied everyday life – work with both large well-known companies and small agile start-up companies
Offices in central Oslo
Some travel may occur
Questions about the position are directed to General Manager Hans Christian Bjørne
CV & Application must be sent by 16 January
About the employer
ABOUT THEFACTORY & THEFACTORY INNOVATION
TheFactory Innovation is a subsidiary of TheFactory, the company that has repeatedly won awards as the best startup accelerator in the Nordic region. TheFactory is also one of the Nordic region’s most active early-stage investors with over 45 investments in start-up companies. TheFactory Innovation will facilitate collaboration between established industry players and start-up and growth companies in Norway, the Nordic region and internationally, to create win-win and accelerate innovation.
TheFactory Innovation works closely with its sister companies TheFactory Academy, TheFactory Growth and TheFactory Capital, all of which are sources of innovative start-ups and growth companies. TheFactory Innovation will be the bridge to industry and established business. Through assignments, arenas and matchmaking activities, we will create relevant innovation links between new and established players in the business community.
For more information about TheFactory see www.thefactory.no
NetworkFacebook LinkedInSectorPrivatePlaceØvre Slottsgate 18, 0157 OsloIndustryInternet-based services, IT, Consultant and consultingPosition functionDesign / Interaction design, Business development and strategy, Sales / Solution sales
business developer, marketing strategy, innovation, transformation, business development.
Questions about the position
Hans Christian Bjørne
Mobil 990 09 969