We are SMARTVÉLO, the full-service provider and producer of last-mile delivery bikes. We develop our own innovative and robust pedelecs that meet the highest quality and safety standards, and we ensure the service of our bikes with our workshop team. We build the best delivery bike and support our customers every day to achieve the maximum uptime on the road. 

We are looking for enthusiastic team players who have the same energy level as us and want to conquer the exciting delivery market on e-bikes with us. 

Make it ride. 

We are hiring!

e bike jobs opportunities in Cologne

Bike Mechanic / Full time

Your role:
As a bicycle mechanic you will work with passion directly on our heart:
The SMARTVÉLO e-bike. Together with your workshop colleagues, you keep the bikes on the road. You know our bike down to the smallest detail and are open for repairs, maintenance and UVV inspections of other customers. Your technical knowledge and your incentive ensure results of the highest quality standard.

Your tasks:
o You work, in coordination with the workshop management, on the SMARTVÉLO bikes as well as the bikes of other customers.
o You repair within the workshop in Cologne Ehrenfeld and at our customers' sites.
o You document your completed work orders conscientiously and clearly.
o You comply with the established prioritization of work orders and ensure a tidy and clean workplace.

Your profile:
o You have successfully completed an apprenticeship as a bicycle mechanic or mechanic and/or you have professional experience
o You have a high enthusiasm for technology and of course (E-)Bikes
o You are flexible, reliable and able to work under pressure
o You work independently and have the demand for successful teamwork
o Your demand for quality is the drive for the realization of first-class work results
o Ideally, you bring a driver's license and have no problem driving a Sprinter.

Product Developer / Full time

Your role:
As a product developer you will work with passion directly on our heart:
The SMARTVÉLO e-bike. Together with your product colleagues, you drive the upgrades of the current bike as well as the innovative further development by screwing on wheels with your hands, knowing the whole bike down to the last detail and thus being able to bring it forward. Your entrepreneurial actions, technical knowledge and innovative thinking are reflected in the product.

Your tasks:
o You will work in close coordination with your PM colleagues on new innovations and ideas that will bring our products (services / bikes) further and further forward.
o You set up comprehensive field tests for component testing, implement them together with our workshop and customers and then evaluate the results.
o You take the screwdriver and implement technical function setups directly on the bike in order to immediately test the ideas from your team.
o Among other things, you interface with our purchasing department, component manufacturers and your colleagues in the workshop on a technical level.
o You further develop the data system of the workshop and ensure that all data can be recorded correctly and usefully for joint product development as well as in purchasing.
o You will be the technical contact person for the development of SMARTVÉLO BIKES in our entire team.
o You maintain and manage the Bill of Material and coordinate components and delivery dates together with the purchasing department.
o Together with your team, you ensure the production with our European partners.


Your profile:
o You have successfully completed a technical education/study (or a comparable education e.g. as an industrial or bicycle mechanic) and have first work experience in a technical field.
o You combine best of both worlds - a manual as well as a structured/systematized way of working.
o You think innovatively and are always one step ahead
o You are process-oriented and always manage to keep track of things
o You have a high enthusiasm for technology and of course (e-)bikes
o You are flexible, reliable and able to work under pressure
o You work independently and have the demand for successful teamwork
o Your demand for quality is the drive for the realization of first-class work results
o You are proficient in written and spoken English
o You are proficient in MS Office products

Deputy Workshop Manager / Full time

Your role:
As Workshop Manager you will support the coordination for the service of our centerpiece:
The SMARTVÉLO e-bike. You coordinate the processes within the workshop and those of the field service and make sure that the bikes are on the road most of the time. You are hands-on and know the whole bike down to the smallest detail. Your entrepreneurial approach, technical knowledge and innovative thinking are reflected in the workshop processes. You are the face of the workshop and represent the interests of your workshop team. You make sure that your employee:s are doing well to ensure the highest possible output.

Your tasks:
o You coordinate, among other things, the bicycle repair and maintenance of our market companions, other, larger customers as well as our SMARTVÉLO fleet bikes.
o You make sure that the documentation of the completed work is done properly.
o If there is a fire in the workshop, you show your hands-on mentality, grab the screwdriver and are not too shy for anything.
o You work out quarterly figures and report them directly to the management.
o You take care of the maintenance of the warehouse and maintenance software and always have the necessary overview.
o You are responsible for your resources: warehouse, tools and employees.
o You develop duty rosters and help to structure the workshop and the field service.
o You radiate enthusiasm for the craft.

Your profile:
o You have successfully completed technical training/studies (or comparable training, e.g. as an industrial or bicycle mechanic) and have (initial) professional experience as a workshop manager.
o Your work style is characterized by a high level of personal responsibility and flexibility, as well as a strong goal orientation in the approach and implementation of your tasks.
o You think innovatively and are always one step ahead
o You are a leader, you are aware of your role model function and you are able to lead a team of 20 team players.
o You are process-oriented and always manage to keep track of things
o You have a high enthusiasm for technology and of course (e-)bikes
o Your demand for quality is the drive for the realization of first-class work results
o The intensive cooperation in a team and the common achievement of goals is very familiar to you and equally important.
o You are proficient in MS Office products
You want to help shape

Operations Manager / Full time

Your role:
As Operations Manager, you are passionate about our operational business expansion. You drive the expansion of the service network and take processes and structures to the next level. Your energy level enables your colleagues to perform in the best possible way - you are the engine and drive forward. Your entrepreneurial approach, drive for performance and innovative thinking are reflected in your work.

Your tasks:
o You take care of the smartvélo locations and are in constant communication with our customers.
o You are on the road a lot, visiting locations and checking quality standards.
o You help to set up expansion strategies and visit suitable locations.
o You carry the values of SMARTVÉLO to the outside world and make sure that we can keep up with our rapid growth.
o You are the link between workshop managers, customers and management and ensure operational excellence.
o You work out budgets independently and are responsible for them.
o You ensure the satisfaction of our customers together with SMARTVÉLO.

Your profile:
o You have professional experience in a scaling company.
o Your motivation is infectious to employees
o You think innovatively, strategically and are always one step ahead.
o You are process-oriented and always manage to keep an overview of the situation
o You have leadership experience and excellent stakeholder management skills
o You are flexible, reliable and able to work under pressure
o You work independently and have the ambition to work successfully in a team
o You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
o You are proficient in written and spoken English
o You are proficient in MS Office products

Logistic & Procurement Manager / Full time

Your role:

As Purchasing and Logistics Manager, you coordinate and set up necessary processes so that our centerpiece, the SMARTVÉLO e-bike, can finally go into production after an intensive development journey. You are the one who pulls all the strings together and, in coordination with your product colleagues, you make sure that the components arrive at the right place at the right time. You manage the majority of our budget and always keep track of our flow of goods.

Your tasks:
o You will develop, in close coordination with your PM colleagues, the ordering and delivery processes of SMARTVÉLO spare parts.
o With your direct communication with our suppliers, you ensure successful price negotiations and coordination of delivery dates.
o You ensure that the orders are recorded in the system and always maintained up to date.
o Your implemented warehouse structures guarantee you a continuous overview of the total components.
o Together with your team, you will ensure production and delivery processes with our European partners.
o With a view to business planning and direct coordination with the management, you develop and are responsible for your budgets.

Your profile:
o You bring first professional experience in the field of purchasing and logistics.
o You think innovatively, analytically and are always one step ahead
o You are process-oriented and always manage to keep track of things
o You are flexible, reliable and able to work under pressure
o You work independently and have the demand for successful teamwork
o Your demand for quality is the drive for the realization of first-class work results
o You are proficient in written and spoken English
o You are proficient in MS Office products

Office Management / Apprenticeship

Your role:

As an office management apprenticeship, you will learn what is needed to coordinate and structure our processes. You will support office activities at all levels. You will gain experience in the Sales, Product Management, Marketing, Purchasing & Logistics, Accounting and Human Resources departments.

Your tasks:
o You support the customer satisfaction in close coordination with account managers.
o You set up processes, which are decisive for the handling of the service and the compliance with the quality standards.
o You will assist in the execution and management of the social media accounts.
o Depending on your development, you can push one of the department areas harder.
o You bring your own ideas to the team.

Your profile:
o You think innovatively, analytically and are always one step ahead
o You are process-oriented and always manage to keep track of things
o You are flexible, reliable and have a healthy amount of resilience
o You are motivated, work independently and have the ambition to work successfully in a team.
o You are able to use your English skills in written and spoken form
You are proficient in MS Office products

Our offer to you:

- An environment that collectively pursues the vision of being a place of brilliant developments
- An inspiring team that stands for quality and safety
- A place with a high degree of freedom in product design and great openness for goal-oriented and well thought-out ideas
- A place in a strongly growing and innovative start-up in the heart of Cologne-Ehrenfeld
- An atmosphere with other start-ups in the house, which is fun and promotes

We look forward to receiving your application documents, including your salary requirements and earliest possible starting date, at: kontakt@smart-velo.de.

Apply now!