Position Type:
Permanent

Experience Required:
2-3 years of experience in strategy consulting or investment banking/ M&A advisory/ PE, ideally combined with first operational experience working in a corporate or start-up

Job Category:
General Management

Job Location:
Kloten (ZRH) Switzerland

Education Required:
Above average university bachelor or master degree in business administration, economics, finance or engineering

Manager Strategic Projects

Position Overview:

The Manager Strategic Projects holds a challenging, high-impact and cross functional role, supporting Unilode with the implementation and tracking of strategic value creation initiatives as well as new business development efforts, on a group and regional level. The role will act as a key support function and enabler to achieve our ambitious operational and financial targets over the next years.

Furthermore, the role is meant to serve as a potential stepping stone into the wider Unilode organization after gaining relevant experience, demonstrating the right skillset and delivering tangible results.

General Responsibilities:

  • Analyse business data, derive actionable insights and prepare presentations for senior management.
  • Define, structure and manage projects independently.
  • Create transparency and visibility by establishing a PMO to track the progress of initiatives, allowing for better and faster decision making and predictability of results.
  • Partner with organization to enable implementation of initiatives based on clear milestones/ deliverables and in a pragmatic way.
  • Establish “red is good” culture, ensuring problems and road blocks are openly addressed and solved.
  • Work with small cross-functional teams within the organization to solve specific problems and achieve set targets.
  • Own new business development efforts with market/competitor analysis, business cases, planning, implementation support, progress tracking, etc.
  • Collaborate with Finance and Operations teams in defining and enhancing KPIs and performance management metrics.

Qualifications:

  • Above average university bachelor or master degree in business administration, economics, finance or engineering.
  • 2-3 years of experience in strategy consulting or investment banking/ M&A advisory/ PE, ideally combined with first operational experience working in a corporate or start-up.
  • Previous experience in managing projects and change programs, ideally cross-sectional and with international scope.
  • Very solid financial knowledge, especially P&L and cash flow.
  • Highly analytical and structured.
  • Data driven decision making.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Pragmatic and result oriented.
  • Hands-on attitude, resilience with a high level of motivation and determination.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Superior advisory, relationship and stakeholder management.
  • Experience in collaborating and communicating with a diverse set of people, across all organizational levels and functions.
  • Capability to develop a strong standing in the organization with the ability to challenge initiative owners in a constructive way.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change.
  • Willingness and ability to work in fast-paced private equity environment.