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Job function:  Research & Development/Science
Working hours:  Full time
Contract type:  Unlimited
Department:  Radar & Ideation
Date:  21 Nov 2023

Düsseldorf, DE

Company:  Uniper

Energy Innovation Manager (f/m/d)

Our Team at Uniper in Düsseldorf is looking for you!   


We are Uniper


At Uniper, we are pro-actively transforming the world of energy whilst at the same time ensuring security of energy supply. As an internationally operating company, we work in very diverse teams with the greatest possible working time flexibility for our employees. Our corporate culture is characterized by equal opportunities, mutual appreciation, and respect. With us, you will be able to develop new business models, work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply as well as pro-actively help to shape changes. Interested? Then we will look forward to meeting you!


Your task


  • Provide action triggers for the Uniper innovative businesses, based on monitoring and evaluating of regulatory, market and technology trends
  • Deliver meaningful insights and challenge the business strategies in the business areas of sustainable electricity solutions, renewable molecules (i.e. sustainable e-fuels), CO2 management, biomethane, hydrogen and renewables
  • Lead the interface to innovative and partner business areas. Proactively establish and manage the relationship with these, channel and prioritize their needs and provide them with outside in impulses to move the projects further
  • Lead, structure the work and present results of both longer-term ongoing focus topics and shorter-term ad-hoc requests
  • Deliver the outside in perspective for Uniper by presenting regularly insights from an undirected outside-in research
  • Present findings and insights to Uniper’s Board and Top Management as well as other teams. Question the status quo to high-level decision-makers and lay the basis for promising new business models
  • Evaluate and form an opinion on ad-hoc basis on technology, business and market fit to Uniper
  • Lead, manage and integrate new external research providers to maximize performance
  • Formalize interface processes to measure and make performance visible


Your profile

  • Experience with identifying and deploying powerful insights with 4+ years of specific working experience in strategy consulting, innovation or corporate development in energy or related industries with an academic background
  • Experience in delivering insights based on research and leveraging of research tools
  • Interested in understanding, evaluation new trends in regulation, energy markets, business models, etc.
  • Experience in leading projects with complex issues with the involvement of various stakeholders and teams of experts
  • Strategical thinking and ability to have a broader perspective, as well as to deep dive and execute
  • Ability to sum up relevant messages in a nutshell and bring across complex findings in an appropriate way in accordance to the audience addressed (from technical experts to top management)
  • Excellent analytical skills, MS-Office and virtual collaboration tool skills
  • Project leadership experience and ability to work in interdisciplinary environments and complex structures
  • Strong team player who seeks to change the energy industry
  • Strong communication skills in English


Your benefits

At Uniper, we not only reward our employees with attractive salaries, an excellent retirement provision and health promotion for their determination to actively help shape the future energy transition. You can also expect an appreciative working culture that offers plenty of scope for creative and innovative ideas. With our New Normal agreements, we enable various workplace models, which we additionally support with mobility packages and equipment for home or local office.
Through regular training and workshops, together we achieve that you can realize yourself in our company as if it were your own. This is how we support you in exploiting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries. Uniper as an employer is committed to advancing certain areas, especially:
Work-Life-Balance / New Normal:
  • Choosing how, where, and when to work in accordance with your team and the requirements of your job
  • Modern and ergonomic equipment for your workplace (home & office)
  • Support to balance private life and work: Sabbaticals, part-time possibilities, family service
  • Car and bike leasing offer (deferred compensation) 
  • E-car charging stations at almost all Uniper locations

Health offers:

  • Flu vaccination
  • Preventive health services
  • Employee assistance program

Company pension:

  • Employer-funded contributions to a modern pension system
  • Possibility of self-funded contributions with employer-funded matching


  • Lifelong training
  • Coaching


Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential. Energy evolutionary wanted!


Your contact


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:



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Job information 


Contract type: Unlimited   
Working Hours:     Full time   


As an employer, Uniper is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals whose capabilities match the role requirements regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, ideology, sexual identity or marital status. We live inclusion and support flexible working.











































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