Project Lead (all genders) – Cologne/Munich

Excubate is a boutique consultancy for digital transformation and digital innovation. With our company builder ExcubateVentures we build startups for our corporate customers from scratch. We highly value a collaborative, supportive and respectful working culture. Excubate is an equal opportunity employer and we believe that diversity and inclusion are important to solve our client’s problems best. We explicitly encourage applications from all genders.

Excubate 3 Propositions

Your Tasks

  • As project lead, you are a dedicated leadership role model and mentor for our (senior) consultants and engage actively in internal firm building (e.g. client development, people development through training)
  • Lead large or multiple cross-industry transformation projects and developing new business models together with our clients (DAX, MDAX level)
  • Think outside-of-the-box to help us optimize existing processes and implementing new ways of working
  • Develop and scale new business models “like-a-startup“ with our corporate clients
  • Steer project teams to success by applying innovation/startup methodologies (Corporate Startup Canvas, Lean Startup, etc.)
  • Play an active and senior part in our recruiting process (e.g. holding case interviews for leadership roles); have a strong influence on future talents we sign for Excubate


Your Profile

  • Excellent university degree (Master/MBA/Diploma), regardless of the field of study
  • You have +5 years of work experience in a startup (e.g. founder/co-founder of a startup), corporate (e.g. new business and/or transformation manager) and/or consulting firm (e.g. strategy consulting)
  • Highly structured and solution-driven working mode with attention to detail and profound knowledge of innovation/startup methodologies
  • You are a team player with a passion for high quality results as well as a strong sense of responsibility and diligence for your team and our clients’ needs
  • You are an approachable, authentic communicator and have a natural ease when it comes to interacting with people at all levels
  • You are an experienced leadership personality with drive to invest in people development and to understand team / client dynamics
  • Willingness to travel and fully proficient in German and English


Your Opportunities

  • Become a highly valued member of a motivated, fast-growing and professional team at the intersection of consulting and entrepreneurship
  • Have a visible impact as an internal leader on growing Excubate as a firm (build new services such as Excubate Ventures; actively shape our culture)
  • Take responsibility for exciting projects, interesting clients and internal firm building tasks from day one
  • Have a steep learning curve through challenging projects, internal and external training (with a dedicated, individual budget)
  • Receive personal mentoring from experienced industry veterans (e.g. strategy consulting; corporate top management; successful entrepreneurs)

Apply now

Interested? Convince us with your cover letter, résumé, academic certificates and reference letters. Keep in mind that only complete applications can be considered.


Caroline Uhl, our head of HR, will contact you after the application.

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