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Product Innovation Analyst (m/f/d)

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Product Innovation Analyst (m/f/d)

When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Remote Germany, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart


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We are currently looking for a Product Innovation Analyst (m/f/d) to join our strategy team which is part of Product Management International (covering all non-DACH markets and entities). This is a full-time position, which can be carried out completely remote within Germany or at one of our locations in Germany.

Your tasks
  • Market Research: Conducting quantitative & qualitative market research to identify trends, competitors, and opportunities; Extracting actionable insights from the data

  • Initiatives Prioritisation: Data-driven inputs into the process of identifying & prioritising strategic initiatives that drive growth

  • Business Case Development: Creating business cases to identify value behind potential initiatives; Sense checking findings and balancing them with other (non-financial) considerations

  • Market Potential Testing: Collaborating with our marketing & performance marketing colleagues to design and execute market tests to evaluate the potential success of new products or features

  • Data gather & analysis: Gather and analyse data sets to extract meaningful insights that will inform strategic decisions; Communicate insights to team leads and broader stakeholders in a clear and compelling manner

  • Cross-org collaboration: Work with colleagues from other teams, such as Marketing, Sales, and Academic Development, to ensure a comprehensive approach to the product strategy process

  • Continuous improvement: Challenge the status quo (to a degree that doesn’t inhibit progress) to develop and continuously refine standards for business cases, documentation of decisions & involvement or stakeholders

Your Profile
  • 1-3 years in a high-pace (ideally consulting) professional environment

  • Experienced with working on complex initiatives that require cross-org collaboration and synthesis of findings for stakeholders across seniority levels

  • Ideally experience in a conversion-oriented B2C environment

  • Ability to drive own work process independently to get to an answer, keeping the team lead in the loop and involving them more closely as and when required along the way

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to gather and turn data into actionable insights; Confident use of MS Excel

  • Experience in the product ideation & business case stages and ideally e2e including build, launch & data-driven refinement

  • Business fluent in written and spoken English; German a plus

What We Offer
  • Shape your career: Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.

  • Work wherever you want…: Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.

  • … and flexible in terms of time: It’s your job; We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

  • Take your knowledge to a new level: Where if not with us? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.

  • Rest well: We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?

  • Reach your destination sustainably: Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.

This is a unique opportunity for exceptional talents: you will be working for Germany’s largest and fastest-growing university with the biggest entrepreneurial spirit, aiming to revolutionize the European education sector through new digital formats. The IU group is part of the portfolio of one of Europe’s most successful private equity investors, who has already led companies like Verivox, Parship/Elitepartner, Host Europe, and Alessi to international success. We promise you a steep learning curve and personal coaching that you will rarely find elsewhere.

You find yourself in this profile and are looking for a new challenge? Then apply online now via our career portal.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Enni via enni.westensee@iu.org.

Words are followed by deeds: We take our “Culture Of Everyone” very seriously and would like to point out once again that you are welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Even if you have a disability, our doors are open to you. We look forward to a diverse coexistence here at the IU!

Your personal contact
Your personal contact - Enni Westensee

Enni Westensee

Talent Acquisition Manager

I have the freedom to do my work as I please in a friendly and supporting atmosphere. I love what I do — encouraging our students to choose the right direction and it is personally gratifying to help them succeed, every step of the way.
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Michael Brunner
Studienberater
From the moment students connect with IU, I help them build custom learning pathways that fit their lives perfectly. I enjoy my flexible working hours and how IU encourages everyone to speak up and share their ideas.
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Timucin Yalcinöz
Studienberater
What we’ll do for you
Decide for yourself how you work
With us you can do almost any job part-time or full-time. Choose what suits you and your life best!
Shape your career
Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
Work wherever you want...
Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. Home office up to four days a week? No problem! Work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
Reach your destination sustainably
The 9 euro ticket is history, we have the DeutschlandTicket for 7 euros. This means you can be mobile both professionally and privately while also doing something good for the environment.
...and flexible in terms of time
It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
Take your knowledge to a new level
Where if not with us? Benefit from free further training, language courses and discounted study programs. With us there is always something new to learn.
Rest well
We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
The location
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Remote Germany
With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
About the team
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They say people don’t know what they want until you show them. In education, that could not be further from the truth. Our data-driven students know exactly what they want—top class education on their terms. We’re the team that truly gets that! We listen, we understand, and we help build on what they expect.

By listening to the voices of our students and collaborating with our teams and business partners we build the most flexible, advanced, and exciting education services possible. We stay one step ahead by identifying growth opportunities and connecting our ideas to create added value.
Our core values
#1

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
#2

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
#3

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
#4

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
#5

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
#6

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
#7

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

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    Sales FAQs

    To what extent is home office possible?
    We love to support Home Office arrangements, but some positions naturally require employees to be on campus/in the office. During the pandemic everyone works from home or can work in the office after consultation.
    How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
    All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
    Why are there so many open positions at IU?
    Good question! We are experiencing explosive growth as students flock to adopt our unique education methods. That’s why we have become IU International University of Applied Sciences.
    How flexible are the working hours at IU?
    Working hours are naturally position dependent at IU but normally you can arrange them the way you want, together with your team and supervisor.
    What is expected to be successful at IU?
    We want team players that love to challenge conventional wisdom, and integrate with open-minded people who support each other within a flat hierarchy. If you like what you hear, then apply at www.iu-careers.com/en/jobs.
    Can I apply for multiple jobs?
    Of course you can! Make a separate application for each and we will work together to choose the one that fits you best.