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Business Metropole Ruhr

When it comes to important issues for the future, we bring the strengths of the Ruhr region to bear, push projects, drive technologies forward, and mediate between players worldwide. As a cross-city economic development agency and innovative player, we are right in the thick of things: In their jobs, the employees of the Business Metropole Ruhr connect municipalities, politics, networks, companies and universities. In this way, they are committed to an attractive metropolitan region - for business and people. Start your career now at the Business Metropole Ruhr.


Thinking and shaping in the middle of things

53 cities make up the Ruhr region. That's 53 different locations that make our metropolis a unique business location in Germany and Europe. A region of permanent change that opens up opportunities, known for international corporations and, above all, varied thanks to our diverse population and urban as well as green landscape with plenty of scope for innovation. This is exactly what the Business Metropole Ruhr is committed to: We are the business development agency for the Ruhr region. We manage projects, network companies, politics, research, start-ups and people to shape the future of our metropolitan region.


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Employer for the region

We are just as dynamic as our region as an employer. As a training company, we therefore also support the future of young talent in the Metropole Ruhr. The awards as "Best Regional Business Development 2022" and "Top 100 Innovator" confirm that our corporate culture and our work pay off. Our internationally experienced team meets itself and the Ruhr Metropolis at eye level.

Our focus is always on the purpose and goal of our work and an open ear for new ideas.

30 Days of vacation and compensatory time off
2 Home office days per week
39 Working hours in the week with flexible working hours

Working for the Business Metropole Ruhr

The foundation: our benefits
  • 30 days vacation
  • Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve off
  • 39 hours per week
  • Flexible working time model with time off in lieu
  • Possibility of part-time work
  • 13th month salary and special annual payment
  • JobTicket and JobRad
  • Special conditions as corporate benefits
  • Company pension plan
  • Capital-forming benefits
The framework: for everyday working life
  • Mobile working: 2 days per week home office
  • Central location in Essen near the main train station
  • Modern office equipment
  • Height adjustable desks
  • Agile project rooms
  • Flat hierarchies 
  • Personal and professional development 
  • Project-based work: Conception & implementation from a single source
The core: corporate values & goals
  • We live an open and tolerant corporate culture
  • A diverse team that has seen the world and yet feels at home in the Ruhr region
  • A collegial environment with strong cohesion
  • We grow with the region: change and learning from each other are a matter of course for us.
  • You too can grow: varied and responsible tasks from day one
  • Thanks to the diversity of topics and proximity to our networks, you will always be in the thick of things instead of just being there.
  • And most importantly: the meaningfulness and sustainability of our work, we stand for responsible business practices

Get to know our team

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"Diversity is the order of the day here - there is variance in topics, projects and networks. I was able to quickly gain a foothold at Business Metropole Ruhr and grow with my tasks and responsibilities. It's nice when you can also give something back to the company with your input and thus contribute a little bit to shaping the future of the Ruhr region."

Hendrik WeyersProject Manager Corporate Communications, IT Officer, and Trainer Media Designer

"The reason I applied to BMR was the topic of hydrogen. It appealed to me to contribute to the market ramp-up in the hydrogen model region Ruhr Metropolis. I had hoped that I would be able to do this in a great team, but of course I didn't know that. That makes me all the happier to be part of BMR."

Jörn KleinelümernHUB Manager HyMR

"Thanks to the working atmosphere and many topics in the company, I have not regretted for a second starting my professional life here. BMR gives me a lot of flexibility and independence, which allows me to balance work, training, studies and private life well."

Selin Çağlayan Trainee | Human Resources/Organization/Finance

"The diversity and size of the Ruhr region and the collaboration with many very different partners always excites me about my work."

Birthe Bruckhoff Head of Innovations & Knowledge Transfer

Interest piqued?

Then take a look at our current job offers and career opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!


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Career questions?


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Ekkehard ThomasHead of
HR/Organisation/Finance | In-house counsel | Authorized Representative

Jobs at the Business Metropole Ruhr

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