Global Ideation & Innovation Specialist Job in München at Munich Re

Job Description

Innovation is a pillar of Munich Re’s future strategy, and the Global Innovation department plays a key role in shaping Munich Re’s future by creating own new ventures and supporting Munich Re units in innovation management. The mission of the newly formed Business Incubation team is to enable innovation across Munich Re by providing a state-of-the art innovation infrastructure, and to drive and support from ideation to incubation and acceleration.


We are looking for an experienced innovation professional with broad and deep experience in business model innovation, as well as excellent methodological skills and experience in ideating and building new businesses/ventures, as well in coaching/supporting innovation project teams.

Cooperating closely with Munich Re’s innovation scouts in centers of innovation around the world, and actively identifying and validating new business ideas to be explored/incubated in Munich Re’s innovation lab

Actively initiating and driving the identification of new business ideas (core, adjacent, disruptive) in line with our innovation strategy and focus

Advising Munich Re units and innovation-topic champions on how to approach ideation, and on suitable ideation techniques/formats to be applied to actively generate ideas (e.g. co-ideation with company builders)

Independently designing, conducting, and facilitating idea-generating initiatives (e.g. Design Thinking ideation workshop), and/or driving ideation events (e.g. employee campaigns)

Acting as mentor to innovation project teams (e.g. on validating customer needs, developing a business model, etc.) as an expert on business models and methodology

Further evolving our approach and framework to innovation, from ideation to incubation and acceleration, and contributing to the development of an institutionalized support program for ideation and for innovation projects

Connecting with the various worldwide innovation teams and leaders to initiate change and build connections

Acting as a reference in setting up and supporting exchange with external networks, such as other companies, start-ups, and universities

Multi-year experience as an innovation professional or in innovation-related roles with strong acumen in strategic trends for innovation and new business models – either in in-house innovation teams, at an innovation consultancy, or as ideation/innovation/start-up scout

Excellent methodological skills and practical experience in ideation and innovation techniques as well as in moderating ideation workshops/events (e.g. Design Thinking) and supporting idea validation (e.g. customer interviews) and exploration (e.g. business model canvas)

Outstanding networking skills, an integrative personality which knows how to bring together diverse groups of thinkers, as well as strong leadership skills to advise business units and innovation project teams and bring them to the next level

Dynamic, dedicated, and committed to working independently on rapidly changing innovation initiatives as well as tech-savvy, highly creative, and able to think outside the box

Profound understanding of the insurance and reinsurance industry, its trends and challenges

Agile personality, willing to travel

Excellent command of English, add. languages are an advantage

Munich Re is one of the world’s leading reinsurance companies with more than 11,000 employees at over 50 locations around the globe. We are working on topics today that will concern the whole of society tomorrow, whether that be climate change, major construction projects, gene technology or space travel. We find solutions to these challenges through a network of highly qualified professionals who anticipate risks, work on tailor-made solutions and expertly advise our clients. If you want to help shape the future as part of one of our teams, we look forward to hearing from you. Please click on the link to apply online.

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft

Susanne Greinwald

Human Resources

Königinstraße 107

80802 München


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Company: Munich Re

Company Location:  München

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