Strategic Advisor / Strategy Consultant (m/f/d)
  • Professionals
  •   ·  Consulting & Service Operations
  •   ·  Multiple locations
Your responsibilities
  • Being perceived as a trusted advisor to Board of Directors and C-Level executives throughout our existing customers and in prospect engagements.
  • Providing guidance in customer engagements focusing on operational excellence, process improvements and operating model enhancements for innovation and growth.
  • Providing market leading experience on current best practices, tooling, technology and (upcoming) trends in the market.
  • Evolving service delivery and tooling as well as transformational approaches, business models as well as digital/agile transformation processes
  • Being capable of acting as a firefighter, driving to already “on-fire” customer situations with the mission to extinguish those fires and even leverage those as an opportunity for growth.
  • Drive strategic contractual negotiations with a major focus on standard product do-ability vs. economical and organizational best achievable outcomes (ensure product standards fit customer expectations)
  • Being an integral part of #(r)efficeny mission, advising retailers how to increase business value with existing or new innovation and platform offerings
  • Become a part of a Retail Advisory “SWAT-Team”
  • Drive Vision, Strategy & delivery roadmaps with our customers for new assets or holistically
  • Unlock business growth by disrupting and innovating retailer’s products, services and business model
Your profile
  • Distinctive knowledge in the field of retail
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the software industry
  • Degree in informatics, international management or a comparable or equivalent qualification with appropriate professional experience
  • High developed understanding of complex IT architectures and requirements
  • General retail process knowledge (POS, Backoffice, ERP, OmniChannel, etc.) required
  • SAP product skills preferred
  • Innovation-driven mindset and interest in new technologies and upcoming trends
  • Strong ability to consult in all phases of a customer engagement
  • Well-built customer and service orientation, flexibility and ability to work in a team
  • Sense of topics with potential for escalation and ability to enter into discussion and diplomatic solution finding
  • Fast learner, high analytical and conceptual capability
  • Excellent presentation and articulation skills.
  • Target- and solution-oriented thinking
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Advisory competences – ask the right questions, at the right time i/o to challenge the customer guiding him to jointly creating a successful product/setup.
  • Strong empathy and intercultural skills
  • Excellent German and English skills, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally in the EMEA and APAC regions
We offer
  • GK enables you to work from home at any time
  • We put emphasis on a long-term and trustful cooperation by offering permanent employment relationships with flexible working hours
  • Performance-related and individual bonus payments depending on the area of activity
  • Company car policy and free parking at our locations with good public transport connections
  • Lease a maximum of 3 bikes up to a total value of €9,000
  • An international working environment as well as a cooperative working climate with space for own ideas, creativity and concepts
  • Turn your friends into colleagues: recommend a new employee and receive a referral bonus of €3,000 net
  • Develop yourself professionally and personally through our own GK Academy and elearning offerings
  • Leasing of the latest Hardware for the private usage as part of our employee PC program. We make sure that your job-related equipment is ready for you for a smooth start from the first day of work
  • Discounts offered through our corporate benefits program
  • Location-related preventive measures (running groups, online sports courses, massage, blood donation appointments, health day
  • Advantageous everyday life facilitations while you are in the office, such as parcel and bread roll service, pharmacy delivery service and much more
  • Internal restaurant, bouldering and climbing wall, in-house kindergarden “Pixel” on the campus site at our headquarter in Schoeneck (Saxony) as well as a wide range of culinary offerings at the other locations
  • Spend time with your colleagues outside the office at our many company events
  • Read more about our Active Balance Program (here)
At a glance
  • Distinctive knowledge in the field of retail as well as general retail process knowledge (POS, Backoffice, ERP, OmniChannel, etc.) required
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the software industry
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally in the EMEA and APAC regions

Your contact person is Philipp Barthel.