Entrepreneur in Residence / Co-Founder Corporate Startup (m/w/d)

OBI Group Holding SE & Co. KGaA • Köln

Schanzenstraße 39, 51063 Köln

Our approach - We build prototypes and MVPs to quickly test and iterate business ideas in the market. Later, we scale and grow the most promising ones to let them become leading solutions in DIY.


This is where you come in.


Carved out of our innovation unit SQUARED and backed by OBI, one of the largest DIY retailers in Europe, we are now growing our next corporate startup at high speed and are preparing product-market fit. Together with an ambitious founder team you are fully responsible for the strategy and growth of the upcoming venture from scratch. In your role as co-founder you are particularly in charge of building the internal operations such as developing a sustainable and scalable supply chain, owning the overall production and delivery roadmap and aim to raise the initial investment round within the first 6-9 months.

Join us in our mission of becoming the next Corporate Startup of OBI!

Deine Aufgaben

  • You will be fully responsible for the vision, short- and long-term business strategy and the overall success of our new venture
  • You develop an effective operational venture business operation to ensure a sustainable and scalable supply chain and owning the overall production and delivery roadmap
  • You drive customer acquisition, retention and growth together with your co-founder from Growth and Product
  • You build a sustainable, scalable organizational structure, establish strategic partnerships and look for expansion opportunities to build a strong presence in the market
  • You own and monitor traction (top / bottom line) and manage the cashflow cautiously, tracking revenue targets among others and have the financial procedures in place for the initial investment pitch within the first 6-9 months

Dein Profil

  • You founded a startup or held a C-level position (preferably early stage) with scale-up experience
  • Alternatively, you have 5+ years experience in an innovation consulting firm, a top strategy consulting firm, or venture capital fund
  • You are data and customer-driven and have demonstrated strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • You are not afraid to work hands-on and get things done: product building, running marketing campaigns, doing sales, financial calculations or talking to partners and potential customers are part of your daily doing
  • You are fully aware that being a founder comes with ambiguity, making decisions under pressure, being ready to hustle every day while being backed by economic security as part of the OBI corporate

Betriebliche Altersvorsorge


Heißgetränke & Wasser frei

Kantine am Standort


Kostenlose Parkmöglichkeiten




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