Strategy & Portfolio Innovation Manager (268188)

Job Description

Strategy & Portfolio Innovation Manager

DISW’s Digital Manufacturing segment is looking for a skilled Innovation Manager to accelerate the monetization of our innovation activities and fast-growing software and service portfolio. Using the latest innovation and go-to-market tactics and methods, this role will contribute to increase the success rate especially of our new products focusing on SaaS, Cloud technologies and new customer target segments.


As a member of the Strategy & Portfolio Management team, you will accelerate the commercialization of our innovative portfolio elements and support our “Start-up (SU’s)” teams to succeed in the early phase of the product lifecycle. Tasks range from ideating, creating and validating new solutions and businesses up to accompanying their market entry. Work cross-functional together with our Management team, Product Management, Data Scientists, Digital Marketing experts as well as customers, early adopters and partners.


  • Identify, nurture and scale innovative Products by following an established portfolio innovation lifecycle
  • Accelerate the monetization of our products enabling them to reach faster product-market-fit and market-model-fit
  • Champion and apply sound innovation methods and tactics such as customer centric design and customer exploration/development, lean startup, rapid idea validation and data-driven decision making
  • Drive and support customer insight generation and build long-term customer relationships via customer advisory boards
  • Coach and mentor Start Ups (SU´s) teams and evaluate the progress of Innovation Portfolio
  • Report to and consult (Top) Management on portfolio decisions


  • Good working knowledge of any Enterprise Software (PLM, ERP, MES, CRM) used in Manufacturing industries
  • 4+ years of proven, innovation acceleration-focused working experience in building and growing digital B2B product and/or service businesses from “zero to 1” and “1 to 100”
  • Strong focus on data-driven decision making and experiment-driven validation
  • Start-up/New Product Introduction (NPI) or comparable background working with fast growing businesses
  • Thorough experience in key portfolio innovation and acceleration techniques and tactics (e.g. lean startup, business modelling, design thinking, rapid experimentation, product-led growth)
  • Extended knowledge on different markets, technologies and business models
  • Working knowledge of industrial customer target segments and digital manufacturing software (Preferred)
  • Visionary and strategic mindset as well as human centric, adaptable, Self-Learning, collaborative and a good listener with a hands-on attitude

Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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