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You are motivated by really challenging missions? You have an independent, target- and team oriented way of working? You like to actively shape the future? - Then PALFINGER 21st might be the right place for you! PALFINGER 21st stands for new approaches, products, services and business models. We are constantly focusing on innovating to enhance, complement or substitute existing value chains. We believe in deep collaboration, creativity of the crowd, inclusion and live open innovation. The Head of Strategy of PALFINGER 21st is the process owner of the strategy framework and defines relevant tools and ways of working. With his/her team, he/she is responsible for identification and analysis of future innovation opportunity areas for PALFINGER, deriving recommendation for action, capturing value and driving prioritization of business opportunities. He/she supports the organization through analysis of technology trends, market opportunities and customer needs and provides transparency on relevant market developments. The position holder is part of the PALFINGER 21st Leadership team and contributes to the strategy and further development of the corporate incubator.


  • Define and build the PALFINGER 21st strategy framework (implement tools & processes)
  • Define and implement KPIs, metrics and scorecard for the strategy process
  • Manage internal network & external ecosystem to access relevant data for strategy definition
  • Compile and analyze relevant influences on innovation strategy (technology, market, customer)
  • Populate and continuously update the Strategy Radar to identify areas of innovation
  • Drive scoping, assessment and recommendation for prioritization of areas of innovation
  • Organize regular strategic reviews with the Executive board for prioritization
  • Lead the strategy development for the most promising areas of innovation
  • Lead the PALF 21st strategy team, hire and foster talents to build a strong, effective team


  • Advanced graduate degree with excellent academic record in either with a technical- and or a business focus (PH.D. or MBA preferred)
  • Relevant experience and proof points in a research environment, strategy consulting or innovation management role ideally with a strong link to strategy development