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Head of Global IP Business (m/f/d)

Location:  Munich
Stellen-ID:  8762

G+D makes the lives of billions of people more secure. We develop innovative products and solutions to safeguard payment processes, identities, connectivity, and data. With more than 160 years of experience behind us, we approach each day with renewed energy and passion. We are an international technology group and traditional family-owned company, with over 11,000 employees in 32 countries.
Creating Confidence is our path to success; and it could soon be yours, too.

We seek a modern business leader to build and lead our consolidated and business-driven IP organization. In this role you will lead cross-functional work to maximize return on IP investments.

As an innovative and technology intensive company, intellectual property has always been of high importance to G+D and our IP capabilities are strong. G+D’s business, the competitive landscape and the technology scope evolve fast with increased focus on digital. This means new missions to address with IP.

To future-proof our business, we are consolidating IP management into a new function – Global IP Business. The new organization shall proactively use IP to support business objectives cross G+D Group. We are looking for a person to lead the department and its transformation to business-driven IP management.

We believe that you are either:

  • An entrepreneurial technology or business leader with experience from IP, or
  • A progressive IP professional seeking a management role.


You will report directly to our Corporate Chief Technology Officer in a role with executive management visibility.


Your responsibilities:

You will be accountable for return on IP investments – for the proactive creation, management and use of IP portfolios to impact revenue, costs and risks cross G+D’s businesses. You will:

  • Have responsibility for the G+D IP strategy, for integrating the IP function into the strategic dialogue of business sectors and translating business needs into IP actions.
  • Lead cross-functional work to ensure having the right IP portfolios, and use IP assets as competitive tools e.g., for standardization and in transactions and negotiations.
  • Drive, inspire and safeguard the journey towards a consolidated and business-driven IP organization.
  • Develop IP processes, governance, and organization, and ensuring the highest possible operational efficiency.
  • Lead the business-driven IP culture in G+D, including to attract, develop and retain top people.


Your skills:

  • At least 5 years leadership or manager experience, ideally in a multinational setting.
  • Strong experience from driving technology-based – and ideally digital – business.
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive with the ability lead in a people- and value-focused way.
  • Working knowledge of patents, designs, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.
  • People person with strong communication and networking skills, and experience from building relationships across business functions.
  • Fluent in English. Proficiency in German is a plus.


Your benefits:

  • An attractive remuneration package and pension scheme.
  • Be part of an exciting journey to future-proof the business of an internationally leading, family-owned technology company.
  • Executive management exposure as a C-level direct report.
  • Be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals working with passion and precision to secure the essential values of the world.
  • Flexible working hours, home office and 30 holiday days per year.


Application period until April 26, 2021.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Prinzregentenstrasse 159, 81677 Munich
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