Intern GBD/New Ventures (m/f/d) 9-12 months 80%-100%

Switzerland, Schaffhausen
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

Join a young, talented, dynamic, and international team and work on transformative projects to create sustainable and long-lasting connections for life.

As the Global Business Development/ New Venture Intern, you will support the team of Global Business Developers & Venture Architects in exploring adjacent and transformational business model innovations to meet our ambitious innovation targets. You will help the team to identify new markets and opportunities supporting the UN sustainability goals.

Your tasks

  • Support of our Global Business Developers & Venture Architecs in the area of identification and validation of new buisness oppertunities including, market overview, market potential, competitor overview, competitive business models, best practice examples
  • Conduct customer and internal interviews to understand full market potential of new business oppertunities
  • Independently drive working packages in the area of identification and monitoring of market trends
  • Evaluation of new market opportunities in an early stage and enabling fast decision making for further exploration
  • Developing of holistic Business Model innovation concepts including value proposition, target customer, revenue model and value chain together with the project teams.
  • Leverage customer centric design and innovation methods to identify and validate new ideas and resolve critical uncertainties in an interactive process
  • Closely collaborate with Sustainabiliy, Business Development, Digital Transformation, Product Management, Operations, Sales and other R&D groups
  • Taking care of general organizational and administrative tasks within the New Ventures team

Your profile

  • Bachelor or Master's studies, preferably in Business Administration, Business Innovation, Strategy and International Management, Industrial Engineering, Digital transformation or any related fields
  • Experience with Innovation methodologies such as Design Thinking or agile methodologies is a plus
  • Strong interest in business modeling, innovation and prototyping
  • Previous work experience in innovation agencies, consulting, startups or corporate innovation is a plus
  • Fluent in English (oral and written), plus any other European language
  • Very good working experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office, esp. Power Point and Excel
  • Enjoying collaboration with interdisciplinary teams across the globe
  • Self-driven, well organized and independent curious and willing to think beyond the status quo
  • Curious, patient and creative mind with good communication skills
  • Flexibility to travel internationally
  • Work permit for Switzerland and/or EU
  • Work pensum: 80%- 100%


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.
Flexible working conditions Flexible working conditions
Flexible working conditions Wherever possible we offer flexible working hours as well as the possibility to work remotely.

Your contact

Kristina Peric
HR Assistant
Ebnatstrasse 111
8201 Schaffhausen
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Who we are

GF Piping Systems is the world's leading supplier of piping systems. We enable the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. Our business is driven by industry-leading sustainability levels, innovation through digital solutions and investment in a culture based on performance, learning and caring.