CTO (m/f/d) Hardware Consumer Products

Job description

Our client is an innovative international Tech-Start-up with a B2C focus based in Berlin. Comprising a fast growing multinational team, with funding secured by renowned strategic and financial investors, the company is on the verge of “going live” with an exciting and groundbreaking series of consumer oriented hardware products. In order to now lead the organization into the next level of mass manufacturing, while at the same time maintaining the speed of product innovation and global customization, the company is currently hiring a

CTO (m/f/d) Hardware Consumer Products

This exciting position will be part of the Management Team, leading and growing the R&D, Digital and Engineering units of the company. Targeting an output of +1 mio units within the next 5 years, this versatile role will encompass a wide spectrum of responsibilities:

  • Building and sustaining strong operational processes and KPIs between R&D, Quality, Logistics and international contract manufacturers,
  • Running high-level engineering and product development projects from feasibility studies until market launch;
  • Supervising product certification processes and regulatory affairs;
  • Establishing and consistently improving people management and talent development within the teams;
  • Enriching the strategic vision and direction of the company with your technical, commercial and operational insight.

Job requirements

In order to succeed in this highly dynamic and inspiring environment, you should have managed sizeable tech units from bringing great hardware ideas into high volume and high quality consumer products before. In detail, we would expect:

  • A deep understanding and expertise in managing engineering, manufacturing and distribution processes in a B2C environment, ideally involving international contract manufacturers;
  • Some prior experience in developing and customizing consumer products up to market launch in industries like consumer electronics, kitchen devices, healthcare, food, power tools or similar;
  • Comprehensive leadership experience paired with strong coaching, listening and mentoring skills;
  • High level communication and presentation skills in English combined with a good amount of prior international exposure.

Our offer

This position offers the chance to become an integral part of a unique growth story both in terms of commercial success and in addressing key global market trends. Benefiting from an upbeat startup atmosphere, a high degree of entrepreneurial freedom, an exciting product portfolio, a competitive salary as well as an attractive stock option plan, this would be the place you want to be in if you want to make a difference and put your knowledge into practice.

Hiring company

Due to a high sensitivity of the recruitment process for this position, the name of the hiring organization cannot be disclosed yet. We kindly ask for your understanding and will be as transparent as possible at every stage of the process.


If you are intrigued by this exciting growth opportunity, please apply with your CV via our appointed consultancy interpool Personal GmbH based in Berlin. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Katharina Goertz or Ms. Mareike Schmitt at +49 - 30 - 40 50 416 20.