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Publicado 2022-12-12

Head of Innovation

Tipo trabajo: En remoto
País: Chile
Ciudad: Santiago
Experiencia: 4 años o más
Empresa: güil Mobility Ventures

Descripción de la oferta

In mobility, we see an opportunity to radically transform the way we live.

We are güil, the Company Builder and Corporate Venture Capital powered by Kaufmann Group. Kaufmann Group, established in 1905, is a Chilean company in the Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers industry. Their portfolio of brands includes Mercedes-Benz, FUSO, Freightliner, and Western Star. As visionaries looking towards the future, they saw an opportunity to invest in innovating the mobility industry. This is how güil was born.

güil, founded in 2019, had one Vision – to audaciously tackle relevant global problems of society to radically improve people’s lives. Our Mission is to create and accelerate high-impact, mobility-focused, startups that seek to solve real problems, generating a positive impact on society.

Our Values Are:

  • Transformational Impact: We proactively address major social problems with a global scale mindset.
  • Transparent Integrity: Probity and respect are at the base of everything that we do, how we relate to each other, and the ecosystem we’ve created.
  • Agile Co-Creation: We value collectivity as the key for the extraordinary to occur, and foster an agile decision-making process.

Our Portfolio:

  • Awto is the first ‘car sharing in Chile’.Through their App, users can reserve cars for minutes, hours or days and then give it back in different parts of the city.
  • Evsy makes Electric Vehicles user’s life easier by giving them certainty in route, real-time availability and billing at charging points.
  • 2bak transforms returns into profits for the buyer and the seller, making this system more intelligent and with a better experience for the user.
  • ETrans develop fleet management systems for transportation systems, with the objective of generate more efficiencies in their operations.
  • Kupos digitizes a payment method for the entire transport in Chile.

About the Role:

In our Company Builder, our Methodology is rooted in design thinking and very in-depth research in the global mobility space. Each Startup begins with a vision, and those visions undergo an extensive review process over the span of several months. The top vision is finally selected, and is converted into a Startup at güil. The Head of Innovation / Company Builder Expert will be responsible for developing teams of visionaries, enhancing their company builder methodology, and launching new companies under güil’s portfolio.

Our Company Builder arm is our core, and we are looking for someone who has vast experience and passion for building startups from the ground up. The right candidate will lead güil´s creation waves using a toolset of methodologies that will foster the creation of successful startups in a determined period of time. They will also be responsible for managing our current internal portfolio of companies, together, with the rest of our Core Team. This role will closely with our Investment Arm, and report directly to our General Coordinator and Board of Investors.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Company Builder/Venture Studio Arm: Team and Process
  • Implement business creation methodologies to create startups in the mobility space from scratch
  • Develop an active network of entrepreneurs and relationships with potential leaders and founders to join incubated companies
  • Timely execute and follow up on the creation waves
  • Manage the Company Builder Budget
  • Manage the current portfolio of startups and develop the roadmap that takes our portfolio companies successfully to go-to-market, and help establish later-stage investments.
  • Research and generate market mappings.

Who You Are:

  • Your values align with our organizational values.
  • You are a “hands on” professional.
  • You have a strong appreciation for the early-stage Startup culture.
  • You are always willing to jump in and lend a hand, and want to see the community succeed.
  • You have a true passion for emerging hardware and IoT technologies, as well as an eye for identifying commercial opportunities for nascent software (e.g., novel ML approaches) and hardware technologies.
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment, working side by side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines.
  • You are an entrepreneur at heart. You have more ideas than you have time to build, and you love talking about them with similar people.
  • You possess strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish, and feel confident presenting your ideas to the Board.
  • You enjoy and are great at solving problems and designing and implementing solutions to complex product and technical issues.
  • You are a Culture Champion.
  • You are an Ecosystem & Network builder.

Required Technical and Professional Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in a disruptive and innovative environment building business models
  • Deep knowledge of business design methodologies such as Design Thinking, Customer Journey, Business Model Canvas, etc.
  • Vast experience in Acceleration and Company Builder programs, creating a process for building business models systematically
  • Strong understanding and experience with entrepreneurs
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve strategic goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment, and to evolve product strategy based on research, data, and industry trends
  • Excellent leadership, problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Advanced level of English/Spanish

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Experience in the Mobility industry
  • International experience
  • Experience as an entrepreneur and/or co-founded a Startup

Other relevant attitudes and skills for our team:

  • Highly proactive and entrepreneurial
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Creative and innovative
  • Passionate about making a positive impact

Reasons to Join the güil Team (What We offer):

  • Why join us:
    • Work in a well-supported, international team setting with other güil teams around the world.
    • If you join our team, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging, and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfillment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best.


    • Health Benefits
    • Equity
    • Hybrid and Flexible Work Environment
    • Informal Dress Code
    • Relocation Opportunities
    • International Travel

Location: This role can be fully remote to start, but will require relocation to Santiago, Chile within the first year of employment.

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