Senior Venture Architect, LEGO® Ventures
Senior Venture Architect, LEGO® Ventures (Billund)Do you have the ability to identify and form new ventures, based on early insight and trends and are you comfortable pioneering new experiences into the hands of consumers?
An exciting journey aheadIf so, this is your chance to join the creative and visionary setup of LEGO Ventures Incubation Studio.
LEGO Ventures is a brand new part of KIRKBI and LEGO Brand Group and is a newcomer to the Corporate Venture space.
In this position you will have a vital role, working together with a small interdisciplinary team to build out the Incubation Studio which is our launchpad for exploring new systems-in-play, focused on developing new playful concepts, products and services that hold the potential to become new businesses.
You will be anchored in the Incubation Studio core team in Billund, Denmark to develop the full continuum from early venture opportunities to MVPs and lead the establishment of a strong rigorous, data-driven and analytical culture and approach to identifying and validating new venture opportunities.
Your responsibilities include:
Taking part in building the team, culture and backbone structure in the newly established Incubation Studio and partake in defining the future ways of working
Leading and/or partake in concept sessions, identifying new venture opportunities
Leading and securing strong marketing and business development for the new venture opportunities, including:
Defining the business model options and case for new ventures, products and services
Value Proposition testing - testing and validating key assumptions for the venture opportunities
Exploring and analysing markets and trends in the industry
Performing competitive analysis and identifying current best practices and market leaders
Sizing the existing customer market, as well as identifying trends and relative positioning
Analysing start-up deal flow (venture intelligence) to understand imminent disruptions and identify tech acceleration opportunities
Identifying market trends and opportunities within Play, Learning and Creativity
Presenting new concepts to internal partners and other stakeholders
Do you have what it takes to succeed?We are looking for a strong communicator with an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability and willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams.
You are a self-starter and comfortable working with little direction or oversight – thus, the ability to prioritize your own workload and make sure deadlines are met, is one of your key characteristics.
To further succeed in this role, we expect that you have:
5-7 years of experience with business/strategy development, business planning and future visioning as well as quantitative and economic modelling preferred
Worked with a variety of businesses and industries – ideally within the areas of Play, Learning and Creativity
A proven track record of taking ideas and bringing them to life across a range of industries
Experience in validating value propositions
Experience from a high-pressure start-up or innovative environment, with exposure to multidisciplinary teams
Experience from established Venture Studios preferred, but not required
You should expect to travel 4-6 weeks a year.
We are assembling a small, agile interdisciplinary team, focused on pushing the boundaries of the industry and where success equals the ability to quickly test and validate ideas, build prototypes and incubate new businesses.
If you have the passion, grit and curiosity to build innovative businesses from the ground up, we invite you to join our mission.
Join the global LEGO familyDo you want to join our mission to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow - and our vision to be a global force for establishing and innovating Learning-through-Play?
If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Michael Stahl, Head of Incubation Studio at Michael.Stahl@LEGO.com.
We take candidates into the process on a running basis, so forward your cover letter and CV in English as soon as possible.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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About LEGO VenturesOver the past decades, the LEGO Group has expanded its global presence and the LEGO brand has become a well-known and highly trusted brand across global markets.
In light of the development of the LEGO brand, the LEGO Brand Group was established in 2017 to protect, develop and leverage the full potential of the LEGO brand.
LEGO Brand Group exercises the owner-governance of the LEGO brand across all the LEGO branded entities primarily through the board of directors of the entities – the LEGO Group, the LEGO Foundation, LEGO Education, LEGO House and LEGO Ventures.
All LEGO branded entities are committed to the development of children through playful learning under the shared mission to Inspire and Develop the Builders of Tomorrow.
LEGO Ventures, founded in 2018, seeks to invest in entrepreneurs, ideas and start-ups that sit at the intersection of creativity, learning and play in a manner that aligns with this shared LEGO mission and supports the goal to reach as many children worldwide as possible with high quality, creative play and learning experiences.