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IP Portfolio Manager (m/f/d)

Location:  Munich
Stellen-ID:  18207

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.
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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 have recently consolidated our IP management under the Corporate Technology Office and are establishing a modern, business-oriented IP organization.


For our Corporate IP department, we are looking for an IP Portfolio Manager (m/f/d) to build and lead our cross-functional portfolio team for Connectivity. The IP Portfolio Manager role is a cross-over between a business strategist and an IP-savvy technologist. In this role you will translate between business and IP in the strategic dialogue and drive cross-functional work to maximize return on our investments in IP for the Trusted Connected Devices Division. The role positions IP as a strategic partner with a seat at the table in the business’ leadership.


You will report to our Head of Corporate Intellectual Property and work inside the Trusted Connected Devices Division.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure return on division IP investments: As the IP-side of the divisions’ IP-Business partnerships you are accountable for effectively building, managing and using IP portfolios to support business objectives
  • Integrate in business: Be a partner to the business and partake in the strategic dialogue to impact direction and results
  • Set strategy: Translate division business needs into IP actions, e.g., by defining IP value missions and developing clear and executable IP jobs-to-be-done, to ensure proactive and agile planning, creation and use of IP
  • Budget responsible: Set and manage Division IP budget together with the division. Monitor and control IP spend related to the Division IP portfolio
  • Lead the division IP portfolio team by assign, oversee and ensure effective day-to-day execution of IP jobs-to-be-done, drawing from G+D corporate IP capabilities
  • Ensure cross-functional use of IP: Drive cross-functional work to maximize IP’s impact on revenue, costs and risks, incl. facilitating transactions and negotiations
  • Support in development of team members: Provide feedback on day-today performance and act as a primary input to capability leaders in performance evaluation of team members
  • Be part of the C-IP management team: Partake in resource planning, continuous development of the operating model and support efficiency initiatives
  • Build business driven IP culture: Drive the change journey towards a business-driven IP culture and way of working - in the IP organization as well as in the business

Your skills

  • In-depth understanding of technology-based sources of competitiveness, and IP’s role in technology- and data-intensive business

  • Strong entrepreneurial drive and business acumen with the ability lead in a people- and value-focused way
  • Strong knowledge of technology areas relevant for connectivity to ensure ability to communicate with R&D and business. Preferable also knowledge of fast-paced digital business
  • Strong leadership qualities and being a people person with strong communication and networking skills and experience from building relationships across business functions
  • Working knowledge of patents, designs, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets
  • fluent in English, proficiency in German is a plus

Your benefits

  • A wide range of training and further education opportunities

  • Develop leadership skills, strategy skills and relationship building across business functions.

  • 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 vacation days per year

  • A company pension scheme as part of an attractive remuneration package

  • Attractive family benefits, including a summer holiday camp for children of G+D employees

  • working in an internationally active family business with shared values

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We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Giesecke+Devrient GmbH
Prinzregentenstrasse 161, 81677 Munich
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