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Project Manager


Jun 14, 2023


Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Job Type: 

full time/part time

ionysis is looking for a Project Manager (f/m/d)

ionysis develops next-generation membrane electrode assemblies for electrochemical converters. Even if this sounds like a foreign language to you, don’t stop reading just yet. Our excellent tech team takes care of pushing the performance and durability goals of our fuel cells, while you might be the perfect fit to ensure that their creative chaos is best managed to bring our technologies to the next level and deliver industry projects and orders on time.


As a recently founded and well-funded start-up based in beautiful Freiburg, we are looking for a project manager (f/m/d). You complement the current research-driven tech team with a strong focus on processes, making sure all deadlines are met. You are familiar with both conventional project planning methods and agile planning. You own Excel and ticket-based software tools, and you are confident in moderating planning and review meetings with project teams. Your friends would describe you as super organized person, with an eager eye, very empathetic and always coming up with a solution to a problem.


What we do

To stop climate change and reach Net Zero, ionysis seeks to decarbonize mobility and industry with innovative electrochemical devices. We focus on the core of any electrochemical converter: The membrane electrode assembly (MEA). We develop and manufacture MEAs based on most performant fluorine-free materials for hydrogen technology, including fuel cells and electrolysers. As a spin-off from Hahn-Schickard and the University of Freiburg, we combine scientific excellence with entrepreneurial spirit to bring our innovations to market and scale.

Your responsibilities

  • Create a culture of project planning and in-time results delivery

  • Establish an project management system that fulfills the needs of manufacturing

  • Manage in-time delivery of industry projects and orders

  • Track progress of internal development projects

  • Support the management in reporting

  • Moderate project meetings, such as planing meetings, project updates and review sessions

  • Train our employees and be our project management evangelist


Your qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for fighting climate change and contributing to Net Zero

  • Proufound knowledge about or deep interest in common project management methodolgies (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum)

  • Proven track record on succesfully closed project or PMP/PMI certifications is a plus

  • Background in engineering, ideally with experience in manufacturing industry

  • Interest in APQP or other design control procedures

  • Being familiar with software planning tools (eg. MS Project) and ticket-based planning tools in particular (eg. MS Planner)

  • Attention to detail, excellent coordination, time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to show initiative, think ahead, motivate people and work independently

  • Business-level fluency in German and English


What we offer

  • Opportunity to join an early-stage well-financed start-up and shape the culture and processes

  • Opportunity to grow with the company in various roles depending on personal preferences and abilities

  • A young and diverse team with flat hierarchies, valuing collaboration with each other no matteryour role at ionysis

  • A competitive salary package and 30 vacation days per year

  • Subsidized coorporate fitness program (Hansefit) and lunch allowances

  • Virtual stock options for all new hires and for exceptional performance

  • A modern and well-equipped office in Freiburg and the opportunity to occasionally work in a vibrant co-working space in Berlin

before you apply

Make sure you application is complete:

  • CV

  • Short motivational letter

  • Certificates

  • References, if applicable

Send your application as one PDF file to Lena Kehry via

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