Business Innovation Manager (m/f/d)


Berlin, BE, DE Wildpoldsried, BY, DE

Stellen-ID:  4266

At the earliest date possible we are looking for support for our #teamsonnen

Clean and affordable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Sonnen has been committed to this mission since 2010 and is now represented in Europe, the USA and Australia with over 1,000 team members globally. In Germany, our offices are located in the beautiful Wildpoldsried (Allgäu) and the vibrating heart of Berlin Kreuzberg.

At sonnen, we are building the energy system of the future. To this end, we are developing new technologies and business models that have not existed before. Whether intelligent power storage, virtual power plants or digital services - we set the trends of a new energy world. That means, among other things, the inexpensive production and storage of renewable energy and the intelligent networking of producers and consumers. sonnen thereby gives people around the world the opportunity to become independent of fossil fuels and conventional energy supplier.

We are growing steadily and are looking for people who want to join us in our vision of clean and affordable energy for all while making a positive impact on climate change.

What you will do to help drive energy transition: 


  • Identify and evaluate potential business opportunities around the future of home energy (e.g., changing customer needs and emerging trends, optimization of large energy assets incl. heat pumps, AC and electric vehicles) 
  • Conceptualize, test and iterate new product and service ideas to further expand the sonnen home energy product offering and capture new customer segments 
  • Manage and support projects around innovative product ideas and business models from the idea to launching an MVP into the market 
  • Develop business cases for new product ideas 
  • Design and moderate innovation workshops to identify solutions to problems 
  • Analyze market, competitor and customer trends to extract important business insights related to on-going innovation projects 
  • Support in managing the innovation pipeline and overseeing the idea generation and validation process at sonnen 



What you will need for that journey:  


  • A university degree and 3+ years' experience in innovation, project management, product management, strategic functions, business development or equivalent 
  • Creative problem-solving skills with an innovative mindset and curious about new solutions and opportunities 
  • Strong analytical and strategical thinking to holistically understand, evaluate and develop new business models or product ideas 
  • Good communication and presentation skills with the ability to perform in changing and fast environments 
  • Qualification in and/or significant experience using design thinking or similar agile methods 
  • Experience in defining new services and digital business models for innovative consumer products, ideally within the energy or residential sector is preferred 
  • Fluent in English, and German is a plus, additional language skills is advantageous 
  • Team player and highly motivated to create tangible added value to help consumers on their energy transition journey 

What you can expect at sonnen:

  • An atmosphere of openness, tolerance and mutual respect, where innovation is expected and encouraged
  • The option of working full- or part-time for every position
  • 30-32 days annual vacation with increasing team membership
  • Leasing of company (e-)bikes with up to 40% discount
  • Flexible working hours and option working mobile
  • Mental health and wellbeing offering for you and your family members
  • Free German, English as well as online yoga and body art courses
  • Soft drinks, fruits and cereals in our offices
  • Use of sports memberships (EGYM Wellpass, only €29.75/month) and discounts for other services and products 
  • Employee discount on our electricity tariff
  • Regular team and company events
  • We love dogs! You too? Feel free to bring your fellow friend to our offices


You feel we are a match? Apply now and help us to shape the energy transition together. We look forward to welcoming you to #teamsonnen!

sonnen - energy is yours!

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