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Program Manager - Institute for Deep Tech Innovation - Job Berlin - Jobs

Program Manager - Institute for Deep Tech Innovation

ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers degree and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin and in locations around the world,. We strongly believe in cross-team collaboration to achieve our mission to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. 

In 2022, ESMT has initiated DEEP – the Institute for Deep Tech Innovation – to support the deep tech ecosystem in rebuilding the journey from basic research to global champion. Starting in Life Sciences, we are launching two outstanding programs this year: the Creative Destruction Lab Berlin (CDL) and LISEAD – Life Science Entrepreneurship Academy. Join the ambitious and international team of DEEP and work with us on a new generation of deep tech entrepreneurs as


Program Manager
(m/f/x, 40 h/week, to start as soon as possible)

As Program Manager you will

  • be responsible for co-building (future) programs, such as incubators, accelerators or entrepreneurship education formats across different verticals in close collaboration with domain experts
  • oversee the project management (such as processes and timeline planning for CDL Berlin) and make sure that we excel at program operations
  • connect to various internal as well as external stakeholders
  • take responsibility for operational and administrative tasks such as managing participants and guests, session operations (virtually and on-site), collecting and evaluating feedback, managing program budgets, invoicing etc.
  • be a strong everyday promoter of all DEEP activities and our overall value proposition for the ecosystem

You are qualified because you

  • have experience in project administration or program management, ideally in the entrepreneurship sector (e.g. incubators, accelerators, educational formats)
  • are famililar with delivering programs virtually, face-to-face and in hybrid setups
  • have an interest in entrepreneurship, the startup ecosystem and new trends and technologies
  • are driven by achievement and contributing to a high-performance team
  • have a strong service orientation and very good communication skills
  • are well-organized, able to multi-task, and meet deadlines while paying attention to details
  • are fluent in spoken and written German and English
  • are flexible regarding working hours and able to stay calm in stressful situations

This is what we can offer you

ESMT is located in the center of Berlin, in the middle of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. ESMT offers a very collegial and international environment with employees from more than 35 different countries. We celebrate and support diversity for the benefit of our employees, our programs and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that guarantees employment opportunity regardless of gender identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability or age.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application by using our online application form, including:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV with relevant certificates and references
  • Salary expectations and possible start date