Strategic Advisor / Strategy Consultant (m/f/d)

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Berlin, DE, 10117 Jena, DE, 07743 Hamburg, DE, 20354 DE ZA Schöneck, DE, 08261 Köln/Cologne, DE, 50968

Company: gksoftware

GK is a leading global software developer and provider of standard and cloud-based solutions for the retail industry, with over 500,000 retail and payment installations in more than 60 countries. At GK, more than 1.100 employees worldwide work on solutions for an all-encompassing shopping experience, improving the relationship between customers and retailers every day. GK is a hidden champion headquartered in Schöneck in the Vogtland region of Germany, but has locations in Berlin, Paris and Johannesburg while maintaining a presence in 13 further international locations. Together, GK develops groundbreaking technologies for the retail industry of today and tomorrow. 




Your reponsibilities

  • 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