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Investment Manager (m/f/d)


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?


Extraordinary tasks require extraordinary employees. We look forward to your dedicated support for our New Ventures & Digital Value Stream at our headquarters in Winnenden near Stuttgart.



Your tasks?


  • As an integral part of an interdisciplinary and agile team, you will scout relevant start-ups with innovative business models in Germany and abroad to identify potential partners for the Kärcher Group.
  • You independently analyze and evaluate business models and business plans to prepare cooperation projects or strategic venture capital investments.
  • In order to validate new technologies, you initiate and accompany start-up partnership projects together with the departments involved.
  • You strategically manage and continuously develop our start-up investment portfolio as a reliable partner along their growth journey .
  • Furthermore, you will represent Kärcher New Venture at international events of the start-up ecosystem as well as build a relevant network with internal and external partners (e.g. co-investors, start-ups, accelerators).



Do you recognize yourself here?


  • You have several years of experience in a high performance environment (e.g. Venture Capital, Corporate Strategy, Tech Start-up, Consulting or similar).
  • You love meeting people & entrepreneurs and ideally have already built up your own strong and diverse network in the European start-up ecosystem.
  • You are passionate about groundbreaking technology, but are willing to look beyond the hype to challenge the mainstream mindset.
  • You are an excellent team player with a work style based on openness and strong analytical skills to structure complex topics and present them clearly to others.
  • You are fluent in English and German (minimum C1); further language skills are a plus.



What can you expect from us?


  • A company pension plan or direct insurance that supplements your statutory pension insurance from your first day of work.
  • Up to 32 days of vacation.
  • A monthly public transport allowance of 60%. It's only a 2-minute walk from the train station to us.
  • Numerous networking opportunities (e.g. at the Mystery Lunch).
  • A variety of physical activities - from Yoga to Zumba to Outdoor Training.
  • Be the difference: As part of our holistic sustainability initiatives such as "Zero Emissions" and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," you will actively shape the future with us.
  • Kärcher Has Talent: The right people, at the right time, in the right position, with the right perspective. Our talent management process supports you in your personal development.
  • Numerous networking opportunities.




Are you interested?


Upload your CV online and share your contact details. We welcome applications from people with disabilities, whose integration is of particular concern to us. We are looking forward to exploring your talents!


Contact Details


Your contact person for this position is Christof Rauscher. If you have any questions about the role or your application, please feel free to contact our Recruiting Center at +49 7195 14 5440 or by e-mail at



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