Venture Capital Investment Manager - Robotics and Discrete Automation

ABB · Teil-Vollzeit · Zurich, Zurich , Schweiz

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Über ABB

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

In this role you will be responsible to support Robotics and Discrete Automation (RA), division, and business line management in accessing the startup ecosystem, in selecting the most attractive start-ups, and in the execution of equity investments. A key objective is to guarantee a flow of high-quality deals to accelerate RA’s innovation pace.

You are also accountable to be a thought leader on technology and application trends, inform the business on long-term disruptive technology opportunities and game changing business models, based on observations from the start-up environment.

Your responsibilities
  • Work with RA, division, and business line management to identify areas for start-up investments, in line with defined strategy. Align start-up strategy with partner/eco-system strategy.
  • Screen for potential investment targets in line with defined start-up strategy, prioritize targets together with business management, develop and maintain investment target pipeline. Build relationship with start-up eco-system, universities, institutes, incubators/accelerators, and other venture capital entities to identify and source investment opportunities.
  • Lead strategic and business analyses of start-up investment projects. Support business management in development of strategic rationale and business plan. Lead due diligence projects and negotiate critical deal terms. Work with other relevant functions, esp. legal.
  • Serve on boards of RA portfolio companies as non-executive Director and guide their growth. Ensure close monitoring and steering of companies invested in by placing ABB representatives in relevant decision bodies/boards.
  • Build up and institutionalize RA Venture capabilities and reputation to create and manage a portfolio of start-up investments.
Your background
  • University degree and minimum 6 years of job experience in related areas
  • Good understanding of relevant markets, customers, technology, and competition
  • Strong in analyses and structured thinking, including business modelling
  • Project management – incl. ability to lead teams of senior managers
  • Proven experience in executing start-up investment projects, including negotiation skills
  • Clear communication in internal and external discussions and presentations
  • International experience
  • Profound financial and capital transaction knowledge
More about us

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation is a pioneer in robotics, machine automation and digital services, providing innovative solutions for a diverse range of industries, from automotive to electronics to logistics. As one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, we have shipped over 500,000 robot solutions. We help our customers of all sizes to increase productivity, flexibility and simplicity and to improve output quality. We support their transition towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation employs more than 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries.

We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

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