Intern Collaborative Innovation (m/f/d) 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, dynamic, and international team and work on transformative initiatives to establish collaboration as key element of Innovation.

As Intern in Collaborative Innovation, you will support and independently drive internal transformation mandates to unlock the potential of our teams and leadership along our Innovation Strategy. In addition, you will get the chance to build and foster external collaboration with universities and research institutes in driving research programs and engaging bright talents in student projects or global initiatives.

Your tasks

  • Prepare, design and co-facilitate team and leadership workshops to support a successful implementation of our Innovation Strategy
  • Support the Head of Collaborative Innovation and the Head of Global Innovation in preparation of top management discussions and strategy discussions
  • Drive our culture movement with a hands-on mentality and as a role model
  • Build and drive partnerships with academia, focusing on research programs or talent engagement activities
  • Create an overview of ongoing activities and communicate best practices
  • Globally collaborate with teams in R&D, Sustainability Business Development, Business Development, Digital Transformation, Product Management, Operations, Sales and others

Your profile

  • Strong interest in unlocking the potential of people, teams and organizations
  • Self-driven, well organized and independent
  • Curious, patient and creative mind with good communication and storytelling skills
  • Bachelor or Master's studies, preferably in Business, Innovation or similar
  • Previous work experience in people-related fields such as innovation, change management or similar
  • Experience with Innovation and facilitation methodologies such as Design Thinking or agile methodologies are a plus
  • Fluency in English, basic conduct in German a plus, additional languages an asset
  • Solid working experience of Microsoft Office, esp. Power Point / Excel
  • Flexibility to travel internationally
  • Work permit for Switzerland and/or EU
  • Start date 01.05.2023 or later


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.
Sport Activities Sport Activities
Sport Activities We support the purchase of a fitness studio membership from the center of your choice with a subsidy. We also offer active health promotion with other sport activities.
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.