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We are port F, the port for start-ups, co-innovators and all others who aim to make the plastics industry circular and fit for the future.

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tie up?
23.09.2022

call for startups & co-innovators

do you have an idea to make the plastic industry fit for the future and to transform our economy into a circular economy?

then get in touch with us now.

This year, our focus is on the topic of Circular Futures. We are looking for sustainable materials, recycling technologies, and digital technologies and business models that connect players along the value chain to make material flows and product information transparent. By supporting solutions that help to close the loop plastic waste can be eliminated in the future.

In addition to the material specific focus, port F opens the gates for ideas that have synergy potential with the current business areas of the group. The Feddersen Group has been internationally successful in many areas along the value chain for decades. These include mechanical & plant engineering, product & component development as well as plastics production and distribution. The challenges of the industry are known to be complex and include, for example, the availability of resources but also the use of new technologies for digital transformation.

co-innovate transforming
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We are looking for you

Are you working on solutions to avoid or at least significantly reduce negative impacts of materials along the entire value chain – from production to processing and even beyond the utilization? Are the solutions developed for a recyclable and fossil-free future of the polymers industry? Do you believe that your ideas have the potential to create a sustainable, transformative impact and you think that now is the time to make your vision a reality? Then let's talk about how we can achieve our goals together.

We offer you

As part of the Feddersen Group, we have access to extensive expertise and a global network offering versatile options for strategic partnerships and market access as well as financing opportunities. We offer you in long-term collaboration to develop your ideas with the support of a purpose-driven team and several experts of the industry. Whether ideation, market launch or global scaling – we can provide extensive support within all project phases.

We want to achieve
together with you

Together with you we want to make a noticeable contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We are driven by the vision of a sustainable polymer industry. Together we will find out how this industry will look like in detail: Recyclates or bio-plastics? Better waste recycling, functioning closed-loop systems, reduction of the use of fossil raw materials through artificial intelligence? port F builds bridges between the tried and tested and the new. We see it as our responsibility to create a sustainable impact together with you.

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Crew

We want to make a difference. In the Feddersen Group. In the polymer industry. In our society. What sets us apart: Our experience. Our expertise. Our mindsets. We know that we can only achieve great things if we meet on equal terms. All together. In dialogue with you. Towards everyone.

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at the feddersen group, professional expertise meets global networks

feddersen group

With the internationally operating Feddersen Group, port F has a strong foundation. The group's core competencies lie in the development, production, and distribution of technical polymers, in mechanical engineering and development as well as in trading in machinery for polymer processing. Engineering services, wholesale, foreign trade in stainless steel and other raw materials and technical products are further important pillars of the group.

Today, the Feddersen Group still sees itself in the tradition of its founder as a family business, for which humanity in dealing with employees, customers and partners is important, which pursues long-term goals and attaches great importance to independence and robustness. At the same time, it is facing up to the many current and future challenges and, with port F, has founded a unit that can act completely independently of the core business.

Facility of the Foundation with view from the garden of the foundation
the senior housing complex of the k.d. feddersen foundation in hamburg lokstedt

feddersen foundation

The K.D. Feddersen Foundation was established by company founder Karl Detlef Feddersen out of a desire to give something back to society. The Foundation has been operating a retirement home in Hamburg since 1984. The work of the non-profit K.D. Feddersen Foundation is significantly supported by the dividends distributed by K.D. Feddersen Holding GmbH. In recent years, the residential complex has been expanded and comprehensively modernised in several construction phases.

ecosystem

working together for the greater good

To generate the greatest possible impact, we are building a network that extends far beyond the industry’s value cycle. Whether market partners, start-ups, co-innovators, investors, educational and research institutions, and NGOs – we deliberately open up innovation processes in order to create an effective and equally robust ecosystem in the long term. Only by pooling our competencies and sharing our resources can we make a big difference. Are you interested in joining our ecosystem? Tie up!

Vacancies
3

  • port F is the Innovation Lab of the Feddersen Group. We have set out to make the plastics industry fit for the future and circular in collaboration with others. The journey of port F so far has been significantly shaped by the influences of current global events on our business areas. Accompanying the transformation with the aim of strengthening the future robustness of the Feddersen Group has developed into a key field of action for port F.

    With you we want to establish strategy development as a continuous process.

    Your tasks

    • Work out and develop the group strategy in a leading role
    • Derive appropriate actions and develop the strategy of the group in a continuous and co-creative process
    • Support the operating companies of the Feddersen Group as well as the departments of K.D. Feddersen Holding GmbH in establishing and developing their strategy in line with the group strategy.
    • Drive and anchor strategic thinking and acting in the group
    • Analyze trends, stakeholders, markets on an ongoing basis
    • Support the development of a new portfolio and new business models
    • Take on transformation projects according to your skills, talents, interests and wealth of experience.

    Our requirements

    • You bring along a contemporary and well-filled strategy methodology toolbox
    • You have already gained practical experience in strategy processes of medium-sized companies or in a corporate environment
    • You are as comfortable with the reliable determination and preparation of figures, data and facts as you are with the design of participative idea development processes.
    • You like to share your knowledge and are able to empower and inspire people of different backgrounds.
    • On the one hand, you are open, flexible, adaptive and able to transfer ideas; on the other hand, you are persistent, patient and able to endure suffering
    • We see strategy development as a creative process that needs space to think, free from the constraints of day-to-day business. For this reason you are part of the port F crew.

    Our offer

    • Ultra-sympathetic, impact-driven colleagues
    • Real challenges and at the same time great opportunities to shape the transformation of an internationally successful group of companies
    • Value-based collaboration and long-term orientation of a company backed by a foundation that operates a senior living facility in Hamburg, Germany
    • Working in a beautiful workspace in a maritime location in the heart of Hamburg and from home

    Are you ready to start a long adventure journey with us, to take hurdles and detours, to see the way as the goal and to celebrate stage finishes? Then please contact Christian directly via christian@portf.net.

    We are looking forward to meeting you!

  • You are bubbling over with creative ideas, want to take responsibility for the communication strategy at port F and can convince with your skills in design and community management?

    Then become part of the port F crew now!

    Tasks

    • Take responsibility for the communication strategy at port F
    • Be responsible for our digital presence (website, social media, intranet)
    • Analyze our communication channels and take measures to improve our communication with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Support us in the implementation of new formats as well as digital, hybrid and analog events
    • Manage and interact with our (digital) community
    • Contribute your ideas to further increase our visibility and strengthen our community :-)

    Qualifications

    • Experience with social media management (LinkedIn, Instagram)
    • Practical experience with design tools (editorial design, graphic design, video editing programs)
    • Energy and desire to grow our (digital) community
    • Motivation and initiative to develop own ideas for campaigns, new formats or additional channels and to get actively involved
    • Commitment and flexibility to support us beyond the scope of your tasks
    • support us
    • Interest in topics that move port F

    Benefits

    • Take advantage of great creative opportunities
    • Enjoy the freedom of a start-up company
    • Take on responsibility
    • Profit from the advantages of a successful, international group of companies
    • Get involved with a company that is backed by a foundation that runs a senior living facility
    • Work in a wonderful workspace in a maritime location in the heart of Hamburg with the option of a home office.

    Are you on fire?

    Then apply now.

    We are looking forward to meeting you.

  • There are no calls for tenders right now or the calls for tenders above don't really suit you?

    But you have the feeling that port F fits you and you fit us? Great. Then send us your speculative application to christian@portf.net.

    We are looking forward to meet you!