Freelance Project Leader

Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6800 employees in more than 30 countries. Our strategy to become a global leader within our fields is bold. It consists of three elements that work seamlessly together: Classifieds, Growth and Media houses. The company has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.

The successful movemeon member was previously a Co-founder at GroupMooc, a Team Leader at Bain & Co., and holds a MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About the role

  • Develop and deliver improved revenue and profit performance for one or more of our revenue lines
  • Report directly into the Chief Commercial Officer and support Commercial Directors for our Residential, Non-Residential, Services, and Workplace Recovery businesses
  • Hands-on commercial role with real P&L responsibility
  • Lead and participate in the definition of the car vertical strategy plan
  • Ensure all organizational units are included in the development of the strategic plan and that the marketplaces are fully aligned to the process and the final plan
  • Ensure that the work is fully fact based and progresses according to the plan

Job requirements

  • Business, finance or engineering education (MBA/MSc) with outstanding results
  • 5-7 years experience in a consulting or corporate strategy role
  • Experience within the tech/internet industry

Here’s the full job description, in case you are interested:

Start Date: Immediate

Day rate: £1000p/d / ‚~1300p/d

Location: Barcelona

Level Required: Manager

Sector Experience/Interest in: Media/Internet Services

Duration: 3-4 months

Reporting to: VP of Cars Vertical

Language Requirements: English only

About us

Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6800 employees in more than 30 countries. Our strategy to become a global leader within our fields is bold. It consists of three elements that work seamlessly together: Classifieds, Growth and Media houses. The company has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.

The car industry and online car marketplaces are undergoing significant changes and Schibsted needs to shape its future product offerings based on a thorough understanding of current trends. We are therefore looking for Manager & Consultant freelancers  to run a strategy project for Schibsted´s online car marketplaces.

Expected duration of the strategy project will be 3-4 months starting as soon as possible. The project will be based in Barcelona, but we will need to liaise with our main sites predominantly based in Europe.

The Project

As a Manager you will take a lead in defining the scope of the strategy project, manage the progress of the project, lead the problem solving process whilst ensuring an inclusive and collaborative way of working with our marketplaces

The Manager will need very good collaborative, problem solving and presentation skills and a solution-oriented and positive attitude. We value high quality in deliverables and the ability to synthesize disparate data into relevant insights and the ability to create ownership to the findings throughout our organisation.

The consultants will report to the VP of the Car verticals in the Schibsted Product division. There is a potential for permanent positions or follow up work.

Primary areas of responsibility

  • Lead and participate in the definition of the car vertical strategy plan
  • Ensure all organizational units are included in the development of the strategy plan and that the marketplaces are fully aligned to the process and the final plan
  • Ensure that the work is fully fact based and progresses according to the plan
  • Prepare and conduct work shops with the market places and documentation to the steering group of the project + final documentation

Experience & background

  • Business, finance or engineering education (MBA/MSc) with outstanding reslts
    5-7 years experience in a consulting or corporate strategy role
  • Experience within the tech/internet industry
  • Proven track record in strategy definition and implementation
  • Experience in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
  • International experience is a plus

Personal qualifications and abilities

  • Has excellent presentation and analytical skills,
  • Works in a structured and focused way also when approaching new challenges,
  • Is striving for high quality in deliverables
  • Manages projects independently and acts proactively
  • Has a constructive, positive and collaborative attitude also when meeting challenges, time pressure or late working hours
  • Communicates effectively, is comfortable giving and supporting business recommendations
  • Is able to lead and coach
  • A high proficiency of the English language is required both in speaking and writing

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