Set-up a START-UP with PALFINGER AG as strategic investor

location: Vienna

You are dreaming of setting up your own business under perfect Start-Up Conditions? Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – we are searching for an entrepreneur with a great passion for success. We want you if you are a leader with the ability to think big in starting a new company focusing on products and business models for intelligent tools and equipment for cranes and other construction machinery.
PALFINGER is a strategic investor who believes that intelligent crane tools are just a fraction of a much bigger business. Leveraging the opportunities digitalization and new technologies offer, you develop a new business model, set up a winning team and aim for fast successes, using the power and competencies of your industry partners.


  • Define a business model for intelligent equipment solutions considering the whole range of construction machinery
  • Meet end-customers to find their points of pain to create the know-how to become trend-setter in your business
  • Acquire new investors for your company – find other suitable industry partners
  • Challenge existing business models and develop ideas for new business concepts
  • Lead the development of intelligent products & solutions in cooperation with your industry partners
  • Work out viable products with a quick time to market
  • Find the perfect team to make your business grow quickly and sustainably
  • Take responsibility for achieving aggressive targets and run the operation of the new business venture


  • You are excited to drive your own business and you have the passion to make it a success
  • You are able to build up and lead an innovative team
  • You are highly dynamic, disruptive in thinking and quick in decisions
  • You have the capability to translate customer-centric demands into new product & solution developments
  • You have a strong focus on implementation
  • You feel comfortable with state-of-the-art methods for product development (iE creative problem solving, design thinking, open innovation)
  • You are willing to enlarge and leverage your network to boost your business
  • You are business fluent in English
  • You are ready for extensive business travel


WE OFFER a stable environment and initial funding for the first 9 months to allow the entire focus on developing a business model. Once the start-up is set up, we offer an attractive entrepreneurial position including an equity position in the new venture.

Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 63.000,–.  We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification.

We look forward to receiving your application and make your dreams come true!

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