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Business Developer Collaboration (f/m/d)

As Manager Collaboration in the Business Development team you will be the link between our company and external partners. You particularly will involve Shell Energy Europe as our shareholder  with joint growth ambitions.
You will gather a very broad and comprehensive understanding of the work we do and become an expert for power markets, renewable energy services as well as IT and technology solutions we offer.
Your task will be to match our capabilities and services with requirements of partners we cooperate with. Our team offers internal support to plan, align and manage complex projects as well as the existing product landscape. New opportunities in future fields such as PPA, e-mobility, batteries and foreign markets are just as important as improving and expanding existing business models.
The position will be based in charming Cologne with options for remote work. Travelling within Germany and abroad will be possible but can also be avoided by using online meetings.
Despite the high responsibility and complex tasks, we truly value a healthy work-life balance. This is why we place much emphasis on flexible working hours and additional benefits.

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Next Kraftwerke Trader

That is what you like

  • You analyze products and business cases under changing market conditions and identify implications for our product teams.
  • You work in a team structure with increasingly agile concepts and approaches which put expertise above hierarchy and solution orientation above methodology.
  • You coordinate internal as well as external projects with international stakeholders and create consensus between multiple requirements.
  • You define, visualize and document requirements, processes, structures together with several internal and external experts and stakeholders.
Meaning of working at Next Kraftwerke

These are your qualifications and skills

  • You have profound knowledge of energy markets in Europe. Expertise in overseas markets, especially Japan, is an advantage.
  • Experience in electricity markets and/or renewable energy business is a plus.
  • You have a basic understanding for IT and application requirements in a dynamic tech environment.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English and an awareness of cultural aspects in international collaboration. You have some knowledge of the German language or the willingness to learn it.
  • Project management skills and an understanding of agile planning.
  • You are a proactive team-player with an open mind set, eager to drive improvement and innovation. 

This is what we offer in addition to an exciting job

Electricity allowance

We offer you green electricity worth 1.080,00€ every year.

Company bike

Lease a bike of your choice as a company bike.

Sports offers

Stay in shape with our company’s own sports offers and use the possibilities of the urban sports club membership at a reduced price.


We encourage our employees to invest four working days per year in training and cover the costs. In addition, we offer in-house English courses and access to Udemy's online courses.

Part-time in any shape or form

Flexible working hours are normal for us. With our flextime working model, you can save up additional holidays and use them flexibly. This leaves enough time for hobbies and family.


We offer 28 days of paid holidays, plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve in addition. As a Cologne-based company, the infamous "Rosenmontag" is a day off too.


Organic fruit, "kölscher" coffee and collective cooking sessions are part of Next.


Join us at the next summerparty, winterparty and the hackathon!

Central location

Our premises are located on a site that used to be a lamp factory in the lively Cologne Ehrenfeld.

Flat hierarchies

We communicate on the same level and embrace open mindedness.

Employee assistance program

We care about You. Thats why we offer extra support with our employee assistance program.

Hybrid work

You want to mix it up? Work remotely and meet your colleagues in office. We supply you with the equipment you need.

That is what our colleagues say

„The variety of tasks is challenging at times but it is extremely interesting to work in such a wide field. Being part of this highly dynamic team and becoming more familiar with agile working concepts is rewarding and fun.“ 

Astrid, Project Management at Next

Julia Pfingsten ist Talent Managerin bei Next Kraftwerke

Have we aroused your interest?

"We offer you a friendly team in which you have much room to contribute your ideas, as well as a challenging and varied job with a high level of personal responsibility. Join us in shaping the energy transition in Europe. If this job description suits you, please send us a detailed application via the button below."

Julia, Talent Managerin at Next Kraftwerke

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