You will drive innovation in the fields of circular economy (re-use / re-manufacture / re-cycle) by identifying and evaluating opportunities in the innovation sweet spot of desirability, feasibility, and viability contribute to developing and implementing the strategy and roadmap for sensor-based solutions, which help to bring material streams in a closed loop extend and maintain a partner network in the field of circular economy conduct innovation and market studies, identify customer needs, and develop solution concepts as part of an interdisciplinary team initiate and steer projects to implement proof-of-concept demonstrators, often in collaboration with external partners develop new business and venturing proposals and support the successful transfer of concepts, technologies, and solutions to ZEISS business units You have a university degree in science, engineering, or innovation management, ideally with a PhD experience in realizing sensor-based solutions for the circular economy with expertise in one or more of the following fields: image acquisition and processing, spectroscopy, machine learning, business development, strategy, consulting practical working experience and ideally a broad network in the field of circular economy experience in project management and coordination of external networks and partners a holistic view of innovation and a desire to take topics beyond technology to market success fluent English language skills, a hands-on mentality, an open mind, excellent problem-solving, communication and innovation skills as well as a clear user focus fun working in agile, interdisciplinary teams Your ZEISS Recruiting Team: Galina Elsenhans Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That’s just what our employees are doing every single day – in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements. After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people. In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together. Join us today. Inspire people tomorrow. Diversity is a part of ZEISS. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity. Apply now! It takes less than 10 minutes.