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Business:  Cargotec
Job Function:  Professional Services

Helsinki, FI

Apply by:  27-01-2020

Business Designer

Cargotec is at the forefront of the transformation in the cargo handling industry. Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade smarter, better and more sustainable. As leaders in ports, on roads and at sea, our business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor have a unique position to optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value.

Join us for a smarter and better everyday

We at Cargotec are looking for a Business Designer to join our Emerging Business Accelerator team. 

As a Business Designer, you will be accelerating innovations, new products and service offerings by understanding the market landscape, recognizing and developing business opportunities with experiments and data. You are passionate about validating opportunities with customers rather than focusing on technology.  You explore how approaches commonly adopted by start-ups might add value to the corporate environment. You would inspire our business stakeholders through business and entrepreneurial thinking, 

On this role, you could expect to be:

  • Working hands-on in business modelling, customer validation and customer acquisition
  • Facilitating the adoption of new ways of working in how we validate, build and grow new businesses
  • Assisting and consulting emerging business teams on their development journey 
  • The position is based in either Helsinki or one of our offices in Europe and will be reporting to the Director, Emerging Business Development.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design profitable new products, solutions, services, or customer experiences
  • Develop new business models
  • Identify and develop innovation roadmaps for existing solutions
  • Design, lead and measure experiments to gather feedback to inspire and improve new concepts.


What you’ll need to succeed:

We hope that you are a business-minded professional who is a team player with outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English. You have the ability to coach, as well as have knowledge in taking the offering to the market, whether as an entrepreneur or in a corporate environment. 

We expect you to have +2  years of industry experience in one of these areas: Product Management, Management Consulting, Corporate Strategy, Operations, or Corporate Innovation - or have equivalent work experience in the start-up world.

Ideally, you have:

  • Relevant B.Sc. level degree with analytical skills (M.Sc considered as a plus)
  • 2+ years of experience in Business Design or innovation programs leading the link to business implications
  • You have experience running quantitative research sets and interpreting data  
  • You're a confident and inspiring coach for interdisciplinary teams where harmonious collaboration is imperative
  • You are a design thinker at heart; open-minded, curious, exploratory, iterative and optimistic with a pulse on emerging trends and technology, and a developed point of view about your work
  • You're agile and can flex between being scrappy to move fast and detail-oriented to go deep, navigating the ambiguity of designing for complex problems
  • You have good knowledge from Lean Startup, Customer Development, Venture design, entrepreneurial, or industry preferred. 
  • Demonstrable rigour in designing and implementing new or re-defining business models, products and services. 
  • Demonstrable experience interpreting and translating between research insights, business strategy, and design of products and services. 
You will be part of:

Joining our Emerging Business Acceleration team, you will be impacting the future of the global cargo handling industry. As part of our entrepreneurial and agile team, you will be empowered to have an impact and given the autonomy to shape your work. You will work together with great colleagues from various backgrounds inspired by shared, ambitious goals. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture. With us, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself professionally. Join us to make a difference - and have fun while doing it. 

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application, a portfolio and/or project work examples that demonstrate some of your business modelling/business case development experience and CV by 27.01.2020.


Cargotec and its businesses
Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec's sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com

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