Career 2017-03-15T10:52:45+00:00
HYVE Innovation Thinking is based on the idea of T-shaped capabilities. Therefore we merge the domains of (1) Industrial Design/ Engineering, (2) Consumer Insights/ New Market Research and (3) Community Software Solutions/ Idea Management to provide full-service innovation. Our team is an extraordinary mix of individuals with different skills, scientific backgrounds, industry expertise, passions and nationalities. Combined with an inspirational workplace, this creates a dynamic environment which is just right to create breakthrough innovations. Even if there are no open positions listed, we would be pleased to receive your general application to be considered for future positions.

Innovation Strategist (m/w)
Innovation Strategist (m/w)
Du liebst Innovation, bist fasziniert von neuen Trends und Technologien? Dein Herz schlägt für Design Thinking und Produktentwicklung? Ergreife Deine Chance und werde Innovation Strategist bei HYVE
Deine Qualifikation:
  • Ein abgeschlossenes Fach-/Hochschulstudium. Mit unserer interdisziplinären Ausrichtung sind wir für alle Fachrichtungen offen.
  • Relevante Berufserfahrung in den Bereichen qualitative und/oder quantitative Marktforschung, Produktmanagement, Design Thinking oder Service Design.
  • Die Fähigkeit zu analytischem Denken gepaart mit kreativem Esprit und Handson Mentalität.
  • Aufgeschlossenheit gegenüber neuen Methoden und Eigeninitiative, deine Ideen in der Weiterentwicklung unserer Ansätze einzubringen.
  • Aufgeschlossenheit gegenüber neuen Methoden und Eigeninitiative, deine Ideen in der Weiterentwicklung unserer Ansätze einzubringen.
Das zeichnet dich aus:
  • Innovationen – wie man sie entwickelt, bewertet und auch umsetzt – sind das Feld in dem du deine Zukunft siehst.
  • Hintergründe, Trends und Einsatzszenarien von Technologien und neuen Entwicklungen haben dich schon immer begeistert – mit deiner konzeptionellen Stärke überblickst du diese in all ihren Facetten und identifizierst Potenziale für unsere Kunden.
  • Social Media und digitale Vernetzung sind für dich nicht nur pausenfüllende Daumensport-Übung, sondern ein zeitprägendes Phänomen, das es zu erforschen und zu gestalten gilt.
  • Design Thinking, agile Produktenwicklung oder die Lean Start-Up Methodik sind für dich die Innovationsmethoden der Wahl.
  • Du überzeugst durch souveränes Auftreten, gutes Zeitmanagement, Teamfähigkeit und Humor.
Deine Tätigkeit:
  • Die selbstständige Leitung von Innovationsprojekten in enger Zusammenarbeit mit unseren Kunden.
  • Einsatz von Innovation Research, Service Design und Design Thinking Methoden um Innovationen zu erkennen, zu bewerten und zu gestalten.
  • Koordination eines Teams von bis zu 5 Kollegen.
  • Die intensive Betreuung und Beratung unserer Kunden als zentraler Ansprechpartner für alle innovationsbezogenen Herausforderungen.
  • Gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden entwickelst du Ansätze zur Gestaltung zukünftiger Produkt- und Service-Welten.
  • Aktive Einbindung in die Neu- und Weiterentwicklung unserer Methoden.
Interessiert? Bewirb dich jetzt!
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Graphic Designer ( Visual Communication/Information Design)
Graphic Designer ( Visual Communication/Information Design)
Become part of our design team, and spread your ideas and creativity as a graphic designer for visual communication and information design.
Your qualifications:
  • You have in-depth, multidisciplinary graphic and design skills, experience with methods for information and service design, and you know how to experiment with these methods to achieve the best solutions for every project. You are exceptionally good at visualizing and communicating your own ideas and new insights.
  • You are very interested in current trends and discussions about visual communication.
  • Spontaneous sketches and illustrations are your way to capture your ideas and concepts.
  • Practical experience in UX-Design and service design are ideal.
  • You speak German at a native level and English fluently.
We offer you:
  • cooperation with well-known companys
  • tasks releated to the future
  • young, dynamic and creative team
  • close cooperation with a interdisicplinary team
  • steep learning curve and high levels of responsibility foryour own projects
  • remuneration after consultation - expected salary desired
Your tasks:
  • independent responsibility in conception and implementation of design processes throughout the project
  • accessible presentation of complex information and processes with integrated design concepts (e.g. costumer journeys, user typology and infographics)
  • preparation and monitoring on innovation workshops
  • conception and design of digital touchpoints between company and consumer
  • proactive development our own design methods to increase costumers benefi ts
Interested? Apply now!
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UX-Designer
UX-Designer
Im Haus der Innovation im Herzen Münchens sitzt die Ideenschmiede HYVE, die mithilfe eines einzigartigen Open Innovation Ansatzes zum Vorreiter kundenzentrierter Innovationen geworden ist. Über Landes-, Branchen- und Abteilungsgrenzen hinweg innovieren wir für 70 % der DAX Unternehmen, internationale Innovationsführer sowie eine Vielzahl kleiner und mittelständischer Unternehmen. Das international und interdisziplinär aufgestellte Team vereint Talente und Kompetenzen in den Bereichen Innovationsmanagement, Marktforschung, Innovation Design, Produktentwicklung sowie Softwarelösungen für Ideenmanagement und Online Communities. Das HYVE Innovation Community Team sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt Verstärkung:
Deine Qualifikation:
  • Du hast ein Studium im Bereich User Experience, Interface-/Interaction-Design oder eine vergleichbare Qualifi kation erfolgreich abgeschlossen
  • Idealerweise hast du mind. 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung im UX Design
  • Du besitzt umfangreiche Kenntnisse im Umgang mit den gängigen Design- und Prototyping-Tools wie Adobe CC, Invision etc.
  • Methodenkompetenz in Themenfeldern wie zum Beispiel: Human Centered Design, Interaction Design, Usability oder Design Thinking
  • Eine selbstständige Arbeitsweise und ein hohes Maß an Eigeninitiative sind für dich ebenso selbstverständlich wie ein ausgeprägtes Maß an Team- und Kommunkationsfähigkeit
  • Du präsentierst mit Leidenschaft und stellst Konzepte und Vorschläge perfekt dar – auch in Englisch
Wir bieten dir:
  • Vielseitige Zusammenarbeit mit namhaften Unternehmen
  • Junges, dynamisches und kreatives Arbeitsumfeld
  • Enge Zusammenarbeit in einem agilen und interdisziplinären Team
  • Weiterentwicklungs- und Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten
  • Flache Hierarchien, offene Türen, Teamgeist
  • Viel Freiraum für eigene Ideen
Deine Tätigkeit:
  • Du erarbeitest im Rahmen von agilen Projekten innovative Frontends
  • Du erfasst Ideen und Anforderungen in Digitalisierungsprojekten und gestaltest nutzerzentrierte, innovative User Experiences als Storyboard, Mockups und Prototypen
  • Deine Arbeitserfahrung in der Berücksichtigung von Ergebnissen und Erkenntnissen aus Human Centered Design Methoden (beispielsweise Usability- Testing, Fokus Gruppen, Personas etc.) zeichnet dich aus
  • Bei deinen Entwürfen greifst Du neue digitale Trends auf und inspirierst das Team mit modernen Interfaces und frischen Gestaltungsideen.
  • Coaching von Kollegen und Kunden zur nutzerorientierten Design-Denkweise
Interessiert? Bewirb dich jetzt!
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Software Engineer
Software Engineer
The HYVE Group offers an integrated approach to innovation, combining competencies in the areas of market research, design, product development and software solutions for online communities and idea management under one roof. As part of the HYVE Innovation Group the HYVE Innovation Research Team is responsible for New Market Research activities. New Market Research is heavily based on today's information technologies. Therefore the demands on the software development department increase constantly. Apply as a software engineer (m/f) and support us in maintaining today's and developing tomorrow's market research tools.
We offer
  • Active involvement in our projects
  • Your own areas of responsibility in existing software projects
  • Working in a creative, interdisciplinary team for well-known companies
  • Development of completely new software projects
  • Agile software development based on scrum
  • Use of new and well-known software tools (Ruby on Rails, Wordpress, Apache Hadoop)
You bring in:
  • An understanding of web application development, web application framework knowledge is a plus (e.g. Ruby on Rails, Laravel, CakePHP, Wordpress in the broadest sense)
  • A university degree, or if you are currently studying a good result in "Software Engineering" or a similar lecture
  • An interest in new and upcoming technologies, e.g. wearables, big data, machine learning
  • Excellent German and good English skills
Interested? Apply now!
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Internship: Innovation Management, Co-Creation & Market Research
Internship: Innovation Management, Co-Creation & Market Research
As a young and dynamic innovation agency, HYVE has been integrating consumers into the development of new products and services for over 12 years. HYVE applies a customized and holistic approach to innovation, ranging from identifying customer needs to developing and testing user-centered products. With our competences and experience in the fields of industrial design, innovation research, open innovation, online IT-solutions, and market research, we support and consult companies such as Adidas, Audi, BMW, Beiersdorf, EnBW, Unilever and W.L. Gore to create real value for customers.
Our Vision:
  • We ensure successful innovations and believe in the creative power of people. The HYVE Innovation Approach enables firms as well as individuals to generate innovative solutions that fulfill users’ needs, meet demand, and create new markets. Together, we have the potential to change the world!
  • We do not only co-create new innovations together with our clients and the crowd, we also help organizations to change the way they innovate and to become real innovators.
You are an excellent candidate if:
  • You are innovation-minded and searching for the next professional challenge
  • You have a talent to understand people and their needs
  • You are curious about several topics and have diverse interests and passions
  • You are eager to take over responsibility
  • You are passionate about discovering new aspects, and spotting even the smallest details in innovation research would make you totally excited
  • You want to bring in your creativity and ideation skills, and contribute to the development of new meaningful products
  • You are a masters programme student or a recent graduate with a background in business, sociology, psychology or any other programme that makes you an whiz-bang innovation researcher
  • You are fluent in English, and French OR Italian:
We offer you:
  • The possibility to learn and practice the HYVE approach to Open Innovation and human-centered product design
  • Involvement in every step of the project with your own field of responsibility
  • Insights into the product development processes of our clients
  • A steep learning curve
  • An international and interdisciplinary working environment
  • Insights in consumer culture, cutting edge technologies, business and trends
  • Collaboration with clients from different industries from local enterprises to Fortune 500 companies
Interested? Apply now!
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Communications Designer (m/f) or Graphic Designer (m/f)
Communications Designer (m/f) or Graphic Designer (m/f)
You want to take part in the development of innovations and new products and want to complement and enhance customer and internal projects with your graphics, illustrations and layouts, and you enjoy variety and progress? You strive to discover new methods in design and to extend your competences and capabilities constantly?
Then we should meet…
…because as one of the leaders in “open innovation” we value actively including consumers in co-creation processes as well as the systematic analysis of social media sources in order to translate consumer insights into product and service solutions. We have to rely on a brilliant graphic designer who actively contributes in every step of the innovation process. Perhaps you’d be the one?

What you’ll find:
  • Assistance with a variety of exciting clients and internal projects
  • Concept and graphical design of off- and online projects, such as creativity workshops and online studies, for example
  • Information design, such as infographics and illustrations
  • Visualisation ideas, for example drawings of results from our consumer research or product ideas
  • Graphic input and development of our web presence

To qualify you’ll need:
  • Team-oriented and independent method of working plus ability to quickly grasp new ideas and concepts
  • Holistic thinking and joy in development of new graphic and design solutions
  • Good drawing and illustration skills, especially people, situations and product ideas
  • Degree in Communications- or Graphic Design, a few years work experience are a plus
  • Outstanding skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, as well as in MS Office
  • Excellent German and English skills, further languages are a plus
Why HYVE?
At HYVE you develop products and services of the future with leading international companies such as Adidas, Beiersdorf, BMW, W.L. Gore and many more. You are part of a young, enthusiastic, interdisciplinary team where you can implement your ideas and are encouraged to further develop yourself and the company. Due to our close collaboration with academic research you gather topical and methodological experiences that go far beyond mere project work.

Initially, the employment is limited to one year, an unlimited appointment is optional afterwards.

You want to become a member of our team?
Send us your application with a solid portfolio!
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(Senior) Project Manager (m/f) Innovation Research
(Senior) Project Manager (m/f) Innovation Research
You’re interested in innovation, new technologies, social media and consumer research? Then become a member of our team and support us in researching, developing and realizing innovations for leading companies. Apply as (Senior) Project Manager (m/f) and join the HYVE Innovation Research Team!
If this describes you...
  • Innovation (how it is developed, evaluated and implemented) is THE field you see yourself in.
  • Social media and online media are not just fun pass-times for you but an important contemporary phenomenon that we should explore and shape.
  • Understanding what consumers really want and uncovering the background of their decisions is essential and motivating for you.
  • You’ve gained experience in qualitative methods of empirical market and social research and want to learn about and develop new methods.
...then we should meet…
…because as one of the leaders in “open innovation” we value actively including consumers in co-creation processes as well as the systematic analysis of social media sources in order to translate consumer insights into product and service solutions.

Your key responsibilities and tasks include…
  • Independently managing innovation studies in close cooperation with our clients. In these projects you implement our social media research methods (netnography, social media monitoring) and co-creation approaches to enable innovations based on consumer insights.
  • You apply your methodological skills, such as your knowledge about consumers and their behavior, to the discovery, evaluation and elaboration of innovation areas.
To qualify you’ll need:
  • A university degree or equivalent. Since we are an interdisciplinary team we are looking for candidates from different fields – but you have to enjoy consumer insights and innovation!
  • Ideally, experience in the areas qualitative market research, product development or innovation management – and if you’ve come into contact with qualitative content analysis, Netnography or social media mining, even better!
  • The ability to think analytically paired with a creative spirit and a hands-on mentality.
  • Openness toward new methods and initiative to integrate your ideas into further developing our tools.
  • Excellent German and English skills, further languages are a plus.
Why HYVE?
At HYVE you develop products and services of the future with leading international companies. You are part of a young, enthusiastic, interdisciplinary team where you can implement your ideas and are encouraged to further develop yourself and the company. Due to our close collaboration with academic research you gather topical and methodological experiences that go far beyond mere project work.

Interested?
Then what are you waiting for? Send us your application material along with your preferred start date!
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Internship: Graphic Design
Internship: Graphic Design
Improve your skills, get to know our company and learn about our day-to-day work. Dive into a variety of exciting subjects in a young and dynamic team. Be a part of our projects for well-known companies where you can contribute own ideas in the process and bring your creativity to life. Please send us your application for summer semester 2015 with a solid portfolio.
Our Vision:
  • Understand human beings and their needs, emotions and motives
  • Translate these insights into innovative ideas for products
  • Test products and services regarding their value and usability, and make adaptations
As an intern on the graphics team of Innovation Research you would be:
  • working on conception, design and layout of creativity workshops and online research tools
  • illustrating consumer insights and new product ideas and create infographics
  • layouting the outcome of consumer research
  • supporting our inhouse corporate design
We offer you:
  • Active involvement in our projects with a responsibility for a certain range of tasks if possible.
  • Working in a creative, interdisciplinary team for well-known companies
  • Getting to know our modern approach in the field of open innovation
  • Salary by arrangement
You bring in:
  • Strong interest in graphic design and creative working methods
  • Matriculated in a relevant field of study
  • Extensive knowledge of the common Adobe programs (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator)
  • Competences in drawing and scribbling would be an advantage
  • Communication skills
  • Should enjoy working in a team
  • Proficiency in German and English, and possibly another language
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Internship: Innovation Management, Co-Creation & Market Research
Internship: Innovation Management, Co-Creation & Market Research
Get to know our company and learn about our day-to-day work. Dive into a variety of exciting subjects in a young and dynamic team and be a part of our projects for well-known companies.
Our Vision:
  • Understand human beings and their needs, emotions and motives
  • Translate these insights into innovative ideas for products
  • Test products and services for their value and usability, and make adaptations
As an intern in the Innovation Research team you would be:
  • Working on quantitative or qualitative online and offline studies conducted for product development
  • Supporting our Social Media Monitoring and Netnography projects
  • Analyzing online communities and identifying consumer insights and new product ideas
  • Involved in the conception, conduction and evaluation of online studies
  • Preparing and supporting creativity workshops
  • Compiling presentations and reports for customers
We offer you:
  • Active involvement in our projects with your own areas of responsibility
  • Getting to know our modern approach and methods in the field of open innovation
  • Working in a creative, interdisciplinary team for well-known companies
  • Salary by arrangement
You have:
  • Enthusiasm for (open) innovation and co-creation
  • Great interest in new media and creative working methods
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative research methods
  • Enrolled in a relevant field of study
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Communication and teamworking skills and enjoyment in teamwork
  • Proficiency in German and English, and possibly another language
Interested? Apply now!
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UNTERSTÜTZUNG IM BEREICH NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / SALES, ab sofort
UNTERSTÜTZUNG IM BEREICH NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / SALES, ab sofort
Zur Unterstützung des HYVE Innovation Design Team bieten wir ab sofort eine Position in Vollzeit zur Unterstützung unseres Sales Teams.
Ihre Aufgaben bei uns
  • Ausbau und intensive Pflege von langfristigen Kundenbeziehungen sowie Identifizierung neuer Kundengruppen
  • Eigenständige Verantwortung des Verkaufsprozesses von der Akquise bis zum Vertragsabschluss
  • Steigerung des Kundennutzens durch proaktives Präsentieren und Vertreiben unserer Dienstleistungen
  • Unterstützung bei der Optimierung der Prozessabläufe unserer Kunden
Ihr Profil
  • Studium in dem Bereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften oder eine vergleichbare Qualifikation
  • Affinität zu den Themen Innovation und Design
  • 5 bis 10 Jahre Erfahrung und nachweisliche Erfolge in der Neukundengewinnung für Consulting, Lösungsgeschäft oder komplexe Dienstleistungen
  • Selbstbewusste Persönlichkeit, die mit ausgeprägten kommunikativen Fähigkeiten, Verhandlungsgeschick, Organisationstalent und einem Höchstmaß an Gespür für die Kundenbedürfnisse agiert
  • Fundierte MS-Office-Kenntnisse, insbesondere PowerPoint
  • Deutsch und Englisch, verhandlungs- und vertragssicher
  • Proaktiver Arbeitsstil, Eigenmotivation und Teamplayer
  • Reisebereitschaft und Führerschein Klasse B
Das bieten wir Ihnen:
  • Zusammenarbeit mit namhaften Unternehmen
  • Junges, dynamisches und kreatives Arbeitsumfeld
  • Enge Zusammenarbeit in einem interdisziplinären Team
  • Weiterentwicklungs- und Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten
  • Vergütung nach Absprache – Angabe von Gehaltsvorstellungen erwünscht
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Praktikanten/in im Bereich Design, Wintersemester 2017 / 2018
Praktikanten/in im Bereich Design, Wintersemester 2017 / 2018
Zur Unterstützung des HYVE Innovation Design Team vergeben wir ab August / September 2017 zwei Praktikumsstellen.
  • Zum Wintersemester 2017/2018
  • Das Praktikum beginnt September/Oktober 2017
  • für: max. 6 Monate
  • Vergütung: nach Vereinbarung

  • Deine Tätigkeiten im Bereich Innovation Design:
    • Unterstützung in laufenden Design- und Ideation Projekten
    • Konzeption und Entwicklung interner Designprojekte
    • Mitwirkung an Ideation Projekten
    Das bringst du mit:
    • Zeichnerisches Talent für Scribbles und Renderings
    • Gute Kenntnisse in der Adobe CS Suite
    • Gute Kenntnisse in Rhinoceros
    • Gute Kenntnisse im Umgang mit Windows-PCs und Microsoft Powerpoint
    • Selbstständige und zuverlässige Arbeitsweise, Engagement und Spaß am Arbeiten im Team
    • Gute Englischkenntnisse
    • Führerschein (Klasse B)
    Das bieten wir dir:
    • Vollständige Integration in Projekte und die Erweiterung Ihrer manuellen und digitalen gestalterischen Fähigkeiten
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