Innovation Manager (f/m/d)

We are looking for YOU as Innovation Manager (f/m/d).


As Innovation Manager (f/m/d) you identify innovation and growth opportunities and manage internal and external projects:

  • You develop and conceive ideas and initiate projects to design and implement new digital business models
  • You are responsible for the operational planning and management of innovation projects, such as proof of concept projects with start-ups (e.g. time, process and cost planning, offer calculation, project controlling and resource planning)
  • You network with internal and external stakeholders and work closely with the business areas, divisions and shareholdings of Deutsche Leasing Group and with companies of Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe to identify innovation and growth opportunities and provide impulses
  • You conduct analyses and interviews to derive market and customer insights and summarize those in reports that are presented to internal stakeholders
  • You define, track and report project-related KPIs
  • You present our offerings and facilitate workshops with internal and external stakeholders
  • You will assist in the development of ventures / as a founder for our internal ventures and help pave their way to success


  • You have a degree in business, entrepreneurship, innovation management or similar
  • Expertise in innovation management, project management and the implementation of digital business models
  • Knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary project management, i.e., from project control to project reporting
  • Knowledge and skills in methods, tools and techniques for planning, steering and controlling products and/or services
  • Basic understanding of digital business models and agile working methods
  • The ability to design, describe and implement new business models based on market and technology developments


  • You question existing patterns and concepts
  • You work in a results-oriented manner and bring innovation projects to a conclusion even when faced with resistance
  • You think and act like an entrepreneur
  • You take ownership for your tasks, results and decisions
  • You network within the organization, listen (actively) and exchange ideas regularly
  • You enjoy contributing to the development of processes and products by sharing your professional expertise
  • You are used to managing complex team structures consisting of internal and external team colleagues and freelancers.
  • You are proficient in communicating in German and English


  • A very competitive salary and benefits
  • Flexible working conditions in our new office in Frankfurt am Main/Westend and in home office
  • A forming and growing team, which you complete with your expertise and your mindset
  • 30 days of vacation per year
  • Meal allowances, free drinks and healthy snacks in the office
  • Health allowances and financial contributions for retirement planning
  • Commute allowance
  • Support for personal and professional development through seminars and trainings
  • Growth opportunity for taking responsibility, co-design and team spirit
  • Start-up flair backed by the financial stability of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe