Corporate Venture Builder, Product


ING Labs is searching for a Corporate Venture Builder to build a new Embedded and Revenue Based Finance Product to deliver loans to small and mid-sized companies in a simple, integrated and direct way. The goal is to meet customers on their digital platforms to offer the right financing at the right place and right time, by leveraging non-traditional data for credit risk modelling.

Who we are

We are always looking for new ways to do things faster, better, cheaper. To move out of our comfort zone, even beyond banking, so that we can better serve the needs of customers with solutions that address their challenges.

Empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and business is ING’s purpose and the main driver for ING Labs. We focus on increasing the pace of innovation to serve changing customer needs. The Labs focus on thinking beyond traditional banking to develop new services to take to market.

We will support you in building your initiative by pitching for funding to ING’s Innovation Fund. We tackle the complex and messy process of building solutions by breaking them down into different phases with key validation points. For this we use ING’s innovation methodology, PACE , which builds on Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Agile. Progress is assessed by the Innovation Fund, and you pitch for your proposed next steps to be funded.

You will be working in the ING Labs Amsterdam office and/ or remotely in a very international and dynamic environment.

What you will be working on

The Embedded Revenue Based Lending initiative will go through a stage gated innovation process with the goal of creating a new proposition that can potentially spin into one of ING’s Neo scale-ups. Over the last few months the team has completed the Discovery phase and will soon be entering the Problem Fit phase and subsequently the Solution Fit phase. To validate the vision, you will align with ING-internal and external stakeholders along the journey.

In the Problem Fit Phase, you will work closely with a second Corporate Venture Builder, Solution Designer and PACE coach. Your common goal, as a team, will be to validate the target customer segment, their pain points and needs to create a compelling value proposition, with the aim of building an ING solution for this market. In the next phase (Solution Fit), the team will expand (e.g. with Data Scientists and Developers) in order to design the MVP solution.

The Corporate Venture Builder Embedded Finance has the full end to end responsibility of applying and maintaining a stakeholder-centric approach within the team and ensuring decisions are consistently challenged and backed up by data.

Roles & responsibilities

Your role as a Corporate Venture Builder Revenue-based Lending, will be to:

  • Validate the target customer segment by conducting interviews and surveys.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the customers/personas and their pain points to ensure we are working on the problems that have a high impact on them.
  • Quickly develop into a domain expert, deeply understanding the landscape to solve real problems with technology.
  • Gather customer feedback on possible solution ideas.
  • Identify and systematically test the riskiest assumptions of the problem taken in consideration.
  • Design and iterate on your experiments to test hypotheses and gather real-world evidence and insights.
  • Test and de-risk your hypothesis with regards to the validity of the problem, the target group and how this problem is solved today.
  • Define a proposal for how the problem might be solved.
  • Identify the direction for the value proposition, lead it through the Problem fit phase and into the Solution Fit phase and beyond.
  • Develop a product vision, strategy and roadmap and align with ING’s strategic goals.
  • Connect and align with internal and external stakeholders to gather their input on the initiative.
  • Present evidence-backed data to the Innovation Fund to access further funding.
  • Communicate and share learnings with key stakeholders for continuous improvement.
  • Prepare to validate the value proposition and requirements for building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in the next innovation stage.

About you

  • You have a successful track record in agile product development, customer-centric business model innovation and/or or IT delivery within the business banking segment.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of business banking, business lending and/or embedded finance products and processes focused on the SME segment
  • You have a keen interest in trends and innovation in the SME lending space and are eager to become a subject matter expert
  • You have experience or affinity with developing new credit risk models
  • You have experience with Innovation, Design thinking, Agile, Scrum, Lean or PACE.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset combined with a strong “can-do” conviction
  • You demonstrate deep customer empathy and a solution-oriented mindset.
  • You demonstrate strong cross-functional partnership and stakeholder management skills.
  • You are data-focused, ensuring any assumptions are validated.
  • You are fluent in both Dutch and English.

What we offer you

  • An initial 3-6 months assignment based on 36h week. The assignment’s renewal is dependent on the stage gate success and will be decided after this initial period
  • To build an initiative within the ING organization, potentially spinning into an existing business of ING.
  • Support from dedicated professionals like PACE coaches, service designers, UX/UI and Growth support teams
  • Access to key skills and knowledge about products, methods, and regulations.
  • Fast paced, diverse & exciting work on growing emerging technologies.
  • An open, informal, fun working environment and with own office space for the initiative.
  • Possibility to work remotely during COVID19 until further notice from ING.
  • Fantastic colleagues in highly collaborative, cross-functional, and multicultural agile teams.
  • Working in an equal, inclusive, and diverse workplace.
  • Trainings and workshops.


Amsterdam (hybrid office/WFH)

Interested or want to learn more?

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We expect all candidates to live by the ING Orange code and are willing to take the Bankers Oath (see: )

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO


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