Freelance Strategy Consultant

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.

Schibsted advertised on movemeon for a Freelance Consultant role. The successful movemeon member previously was at McKinsey & Company and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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 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

Job requirements

  • Business, finance or engineering education (MBA/MSc) with outstanding results
  • 3-5 years experience in a consulting or corporate strategy role
  • Has a constructive, positive and collaborative attitude also when meeting challenges, time pressure or late working hours

Here is the full job description in case you are interested:

Start Date: 5th September 2016

Day rate: ~£600 – £700 per day / ~750 – ‚850 per day

Location: Barcelona

Level Required: Senior Associate or Consultant

Sector Experience/Interest in: Media/Internet Services

Duration: approx. 4 months

Reporting to: Project Leader

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 property industry and online real estate marketplaces are undergoing changes and Schibsted needs to shape its future product offerings based on a thorough understanding of current and future trends. We are therefore looking for a Consultant freelancer to work with the Strategy Project Manager on a project for Schibsted´s online real estate marketplaces.

Expected duration of the strategy project is approximately 4 months starting in early September. The project will be based in Barcelona, but we will need to liaise with our main sites predominantly based in Europe.

The Project

As the Consultant you will play an important role in defining the scope of the strategy project, contributing to the problem-solving process whilst ensuring an inclusive and collaborative way of working with our marketplaces.

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

You will report to the Strategy Project Manager who will report to the VP of the Real Estate vertical in the Schibsted Product division. There is potential for permanent positions or follow up work.

Primary areas of responsibility

  • Lead and participate in the definition of the real estate vertical strategy
  • Ensure appropriate organizational units are included in the development of the strategy and that key marketplaces are fully aligned to the process and the final plan
  • Ensure that the work is fully fact-based and progresses according to plan
  • Prepare and conduct workshops with the marketplaces and documentation to the steering group of the project + final documentation

Experience & background

  • 3-5 years experience in a consulting or corporate strategy role with some of this at a pre-MBA level (Analyst / Associate / Senior Associate)
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • A high proficiency of the English language is required both in speaking and writing

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