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Senior Innovation Analyst - Silicon Valley, CA


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?



As a Senior Innovation Specialist you will be part of team of two based in Sunnyvale, CA. Your main focus is going to be on scouting for start-ups with future-orientated technologies and innovative business models for both partnering projects and investments. Collaborations with start-ups are supposed to be an impactful contribution to the future success of Kärcher.


Your Tasks


  • Source start-ups for partnering projects as well as investments
  • Operate as the Kärcher point of contact for start-ups in the Silicon Valley
  • Identify relevant events and leads
  • Organize deal flow session for Kärcher executives
  • Drive partnering projects with start-ups and internal stakeholder
  • Support the investment process from origination to execution
  • Analyze start-up team strengths, market size, technology and business model
  • Conduct research to identify new markets trends and new business opportunities
  • Maintain relationships to existing partners and network
  • Create regular reporting’s for the Kärcher management


Your Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years of work experience
  • Experience in corporate strategy, venture capital, incubator, start-up or related field is a plus
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid working permit for the US required


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  These may be added, removed, changed or reassigned as needed to accommodate business requirements.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Our Benefits


  • $80,000-$110,000 per year 
  • Kärcher Incentive Plan – 10
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employee, spouse, and child life insurance
  • HSA and FSAs for health care, child care, and commuting 
  • 401K matching up to 4%
  • Paid holidays (11 per year)
  • Flexible PTO for exempt employees; generous PTO for non-exempt employees
  • Paid sick time
  • Short and long term disability Insurance
  • Employee purchase program for all Kärcher retail products
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Headquarters location equipped with onsite cafe and fitness center


Bring back the WOW to your career!






Your point of contact for this position is Karla Gómez Rocha. She will be happy to answer any  queries you may have about your application by phone at +52 55 8534 9091.