DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is a non-profit organisation comprising a network of experts, institutions and enterprises representing various disciplines. We foster the scientific exchange, identify and assess new technological trends, and accompany the deployment of research results in technical applications. DECHEMA has more than 5.800 personal members and member organisations.

DECHEMA runs the “Innovation Hub” of the International Sustainable Chemistry
Collaborative Center (ISC3, www.isc3.org). As core activity of the Innovation Hub we are
currently establishing a “Global Start-up Service - GSS” aiming at the support of
sustainable chemistry entrepreneurs on a global level.


In order to strengthen our GSS activities and to support our team we are looking for a
dedicated and engaged individual as

Start-up Relations and Communications Manager (m/f/d)
The position is offered full or part time, and is initially restricted to a 4 year period.

ID Number 70035

Your job task:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for start-ups of the GSS pool and those interested in joining
  • Organize the on-boarding of start-ups and innovators in the GSS and monitor the progress in the different service levels.
  • Dispatch service requests from the start-ups to the Entrepreneurship Service Management and gather feedback to assess customer satisfaction
  • Keep record of start-ups in the pool, track their activities and development
  • Plan and implement communication activities (materials for start-ups and partners, website, press, social media)
  • Host and administer a Virtual Marketplace for matchmaking
  • Organize an annual contest (Innovation Challenge), set-up the challenge and communicate with judges and innovators applying for the challenge
  • Support the preparation of showcasing and networking events for start-ups

Your profile:

  • Master degree or similar in an economic, communication or marketing discipline
  • Specialization and/or experiences related to entrepreneurship is advantageous
  • Fluency in English an German, and preferably in a third language
  • Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity to deal with individuals from all over the world
  • Autonomous as well as team-oriented working mode
  • High motivation to travel incl. intercontinental trips
  • Very good skills in MS Office, use of social media and communication tools

Our offer:

  • You will be part of a dynamic and motivated team of scientists
  • We offer a responsible and versatile position in an international environment, at an attractive salary
  • A number of voluntary benefits and individual development possibilities
  • Flexible working hours and 30 paid vacation days
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