Location Friedrichshafen
Job-type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Reference 14709

Acre is looking for an experienced Competitive Intelligence Expert with knowledge of Energy, Renewable Energy or Propulsion System markets to join our Market Intelligence team. You will help to understand competitive dynamics for a broad set of Industries and identify their key drivers. Next to further improving competitive intelligence for our established businesses in Stationary and Mobile (Marine and Industrial) you will develop and maintain a clear Competitive Intelligence perspective in the field of Sustainable Power Solutions. You will play a key role in identifying new business models and future value pools as well as the tracking of our success in these. This is a unique opportunity for a highly curious self-starter to develop industry insights for C-Suite audience with high impact in a highly dynamic environment.


  • Proactively develop and maintain a perspective on the implications of developments in the competitive landscape within the broad set of industries we are serving

  • Identify new business models and future value pools from developments within our competitive environment as well as adjacent industries

  • Provide a clear view on strategic direction, investments, partnerships, and other key activities of competitors or competing businesses within large conglomerates via high quality, proprietary research

  • Identify leading indicators for performance and growth in our businesses, highlight critical developments as well as their implications

  • Develop existing Competitive Intelligence resources further and build up a clear perspective for Sustainable Power Solutions (e.g., EaaS, Energy storage solutions, Fuel cells, Electrolyzer)

  • Regularly publish, present, and communicate insights of key developments within a competitive environment such as market entries, new product introductions, acquisitions, partnerships, key people movement, and strategy changes

  • Work closely together with Strategy, M&A, and BUs to identify and assess business models, targets for partnerships and acquisitions

  • Manage the firm's competitive intelligence resources - be the go-to-person internally for a competitor, benchmarking, and market indicator data in daily business, for key projects or ad-hoc requests


  • 5-8 years of work experience within Market/Competitive Intelligence / Research department with a focus on the competitive environment, ideally for complex Industrial Products (Off-Highway) and/or Renewables

  • Highly knowledgeable about key sources of information for competitor data and how to distill insights from them (e.g. investor relations material, financials, equity research, industry publications, academic publications, research, and data providers)

  • Sector expertise within Renewable Energy is very beneficial

  • Strong academic background, engineering background, or solid technical understanding

  • Superior analytical skill, creativity in problem-solving, and high attention to detail

  • Advanced financial modeling capability with regards to technical skills and understanding of key accounting principles

  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop materials and effectively present to a wide range of audience

For more information, please apply or reach out to Emily Goetsch via emily.goetsch@acre.com.