Venture Builder (Open Application)

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · Amsterdam

Your mission

We are on the lookout for a Venture Builder to join our team in Amsterdam. This role is for those who can see beyond the horizon and can navigate the complexities of innovation in a corporate setting while keeping the agility and mindset of a startup. You will be responsible for building ventures from vision to viable, market-ready solutions. 

The Opportunity

As a Venture Builder, you will be an integral part of the oneUp team and will work directly with clients from industries such as food, fashion, and finance on topics like GenAI, Web3, Circularity, Culture, Membership and Loyalty, and others.

This role is a unique blend of strategic leadership and practical execution, perfect for someone who enjoys navigating the complexities of venture creation and likes to get their hands dirty.

Your Role

  • Assist in the execution of corporate innovation projects, ensuring timely delivery and quality results.

  • Identify problems, develop hypotheses, and propose effective solutions.

  • Conduct thorough customer, user, and expert research through interviews and surveys, translating findings into actionable insights.

  • Support colleagues with detailed desk research, providing valuable insights and data.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement new business models and strategies.

  • Prepare and deliver engaging presentations to communicate research findings and project updates.

  • Facilitate clear and effective communication with internal teams and external stakeholders.

  • Actively participate in ideation sessions, contributing creative and viable ideas.

  • Assist in the development and testing of prototypes, providing feedback and suggesting improvements.

  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies to provide innovative recommendations.

  • Manage project documentation and ensure all project materials are organized and accessible.

Your profile

What we need you need to bring

  • ✅ Relevant experience: between 2-5 years in a relevant role. You worked as a Venture Builder, Product Development, Innovation Consultant, or Strategic Designer.

  • ????????‍????Know-how of designing, validating, and developing new products, services, or business models with a customer-centric approach.

  • ????Proven expertise in lean startup and design-thinking, with a track record of developing solutions with tangible impact and strategic fit.

  • ????You'll often work with fellow oneUppers on a project, but doing a project yourself shouldn't scare you.

  • ????Extensive coordination, project management, and presentation skills

  • ????Experience working with big corporates is a plus.

  • ????????You are eligible to work in the Netherlands. Speaking Dutch at a professional level is a plus.

  • ????These apply to you: resilient, flexible, curious, independent, proactive, humble, and ambitious.

Why us?

What we offer in return

  • Salary: The range is €3.000 - €5.000 per month + holiday allowance depending on your level of experience. You can grow significantly within oneUp's career framework, we have a clear salary model.

  • Accelerate your growth: Take the chance to be part of a transformative movement, building ventures that will directly influence the innovation trajectory top-tier companies across finance, fashion, and food industries. You'll be inspired by our impressive clients and driven colleagues, gaining incredible opportunities to learn and thrive! To support your learning journey, we offer a yearly study budget of 1.500 euros.

  • Future-oriented: We offer a company pension scheme without mandatory contributions.

  • Leave: We offer 22 vacation days per year, 3 company holidays, and a few extra days here and there to celebrate life.

  • Location: This is a hybrid role and we’re in the office in Amsterdam or at our clients for 2-3 days a week.

  • Remote work: You can also work remotely for one month a year.

  • Inspirational team: We strongly believe in continuous learning and help each other become better at what we do. We love sharing knowledge, collaborating, and giving each other feedback.

  • Regular events and company outings: During the year we organize a wide variety of events, from the classic vrijmibo’s and painting workshops to the annual ski trip, weekend away, and Christmas party.

  • Delicious lunches: Every Wednesday we spoil ourselves with a spectacular lunch cooked by our chef Ashely. The rest of the days, we all eat Dutch lunches. Everything’s on us!

Weekly chair massages: Every Monday in the office!
About us

We are oneUp, a business model innovation agency specialising in helping corporates turn the world’s significant 

disruptions into opportunities.

‍We believe this kind of work requires a certain type of person: a true entrepreneur who is driven by learning and making an impact. At oneUp, we pride ourselves on these qualities and seek like-minded people to join us.
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