Venture Builder (Open Application)

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About oneUp

Are you ready to turn visions into ventures and shape the future of industries? We partner with the world’s most ambitious companies to turn significant global disruptions into opportunities. We embrace change and empower our clients to own their transformative journeys. Our expertise in venture building is backed by an iterative process focused on running experiments and making data-driven decisions.

We are on the lookout for a Venture Builder to join our team in Amsterdam. This role is for those who can see beyond the horizon and can navigate the complexities of innovation in a corporate setting while keeping the agility and mindset of a startup. You will be responsible for building ventures from vision to viable, market-ready solutions.

The Opportunity

As a Venture Builder, you will be an integral part of the oneUp team and will work directly with clients from industries such as food, fashion, and finance on topics like GenAI, Web3, Circularity, Culture, Membership and Loyalty, and others.

This role is a unique blend of strategic leadership and practical execution, perfect for someone who enjoys navigating the complexities of venture creation and likes to get their hands dirty.

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Your Role

  • Contribute to the execution of corporate innovation projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Identify complex issues, develop robust hypotheses, and devise strategic solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement innovative business models, products, and strategies.
  • Conduct and oversee comprehensive desk research, synthesizing information to support strategic decisions.
  • Perform in-depth customer, user, and expert research through various methodologies, translating data into strategic insights.
  • Prepare and deliver compelling presentations, effectively communicating research findings, project progress, and strategic recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain strong communication channels with internal teams and external stakeholders, ensuring alignment and collaboration.
  • Monitor industry trends, emerging technologies, and market dynamics to provide forward-thinking insights and recommendations.
  • Lead the development and testing of prototypes, gathering feedback and iterating to achieve optimal solutions.
  • Facilitate and contribute to ideation sessions, fostering a creative and collaborative environment.
  • Ensure meticulous project documentation, maintaining organization and accessibility of all project-related materials.

What We Look For

  • ✅ Relevant experience: between 2-5 years in a relevant role. You worked as a Venture Builder, Product Development, Innovation Consultant, or Strategic Designer.
  • 💻Know-how of designing, validating, and developing new products, services, or business models with a customer-centric approach.
  • 🚀Proven expertise in lean startup and design-thinking, with a track record of developing solutions with tangible impact and strategic fit.
  • 👀You'll often work with fellow oneUppers on a project, but doing a project yourself shouldn't scare you.
  • 📌Extensive coordination, project management, and presentation skills.
  • 🏢Experience working with big corporates is a plus.
  • 🇳🇱You are eligible to work in the Netherlands. Speaking Dutch at a professional level is a plus.
  • 💯These apply to you: resilient, flexible, curious, independent, proactive, humble, and ambitious.

What We Offer

  • Salary: The range is €3.000 - €5.000 per month + holiday allowance depending on your level of experience. You can grow significantly within oneUp's career framework, we have a clear salary model.
  • Accelerate your growth: Take the chance to be part of a transformative movement, building ventures that will directly influence the innovation trajectory top-tier companies across finance, fashion, and food industries. You'll be inspired by our impressive clients and driven colleagues, gaining incredible opportunities to learn and thrive! To support your learning journey, we offer a yearly study budget of 1.500 euros.
  • Future-oriented: We offer a company pension scheme without mandatory contributions.
  • Leave: We offer 22 vacation days per year, 3 company holidays, and a few extra days here and there to celebrate life.
  • Location: This is a hybrid role and we’re in the office in Amsterdam or at our clients for 2-3 days a week.
  • Remote work: You can also work remotely for one month a year.
  • Inspirational team: We strongly believe in continuous learning and help each other become better at what we do. We love sharing knowledge, collaborating, and giving each other feedback.
  • Regular events and company outings: During the year we organize a wide variety of events, from the classic vrijmibo’s and painting workshops to the annual ski trip, weekend away, and Christmas party.
  • Delicious lunches: Every Wednesday we spoil ourselves with a spectacular lunch cooked by our chef Ashely. The rest of the days, we all eat Dutch lunches. Everything’s on us!
  • Weekly chair massages: Every Monday in the office!

Join Our Talent Pool

Open application is for future opportunities. We would like to keep your resume and contact information in our talent pool and reach out to you should a suitable position become available.


MacBook & iPhone

And a bunch of other tech-related products.

Seriously good lunches

Daily meals including a MasterChef contestant-prepared feast once a week.

Monthly events

Think parties, learning sessions, oneUp weekends, and our annual ski trip.

Impressive client list

Work with renowned corporates like Unilever, JDE, PVH.

Hybrid working

Flexibility to work remotely or at our office.

Personal development budget

Spend €‎1500 on learning new skills and bettering yourself.

Vacation days

Enjoy 22 vacation days and 3 company holidays.

Future focused

We offer a company pension plan.

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