Strategy Director, Data and Analytics Solutions

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Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Berlin, DE Heidelberg, DE London, GB Dordrecht, NL

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Strategy Director, Data Analytics & Solutions (f/m/d)
Location(s): Berlin, Heidelberg, London, Dordrecht

 

The Data & Analytics Solutions team is responsible for the development and management of the company's products in this space. It is an amazing, truly global team consisting of subject matter and product specialists, data scientists and tech experts. Our objective is to provide our customers with the right data-fueled intelligence in order to enable them to make smarter decisions in the most efficient way. 


We are currently looking for an experienced Strategy Director, Data Analytics & Solutions (f/m/d). Our new colleague will focus on growth and portfolio evolution and lead on organic and inorganic initiatives to expand Springer Nature´s presence outside of our traditional scientific publishing business. 


This is a great opportunity for an experienced strategy, management or in-house consultant with a genuine interest in high profile strategy work in a rapidly transforming, global company with a positive mission. The role will directly report into the Managing Director of the unit and will have managerial responsibility for one team member.

 

Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in identifying and assessing strategic growth initiatives and lead on the transition needed to deliver on these projects 
  • Identify strategic rationales and lead activities aimed at new sources of growth as well as opportunities to strengthen and advance our existing business lines including acquisitions, partnerships and organic investments
  • Identify and prioritise potential new product development opportunities within specific markets including the design of high level frameworks and in-depth assessments (incl. industry trends, market dynamics) in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders and industry experts 
  • Develop a roadmap on how to further test, refine and validate top hypotheses and implement actionable strategies to realise potential across multiple markets, in close collaboration with all relevant functions e.g. Product, Marketing, Sales, UX
  • Facilitate and provide E2E support for executing on M&A strategy including commercial due diligence and post merger integration planning

 

Attributes

  • Strong analytical skills and a structured way of working
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set with a high sense of responsibility and the willingness to take initiative in a dynamic environment

 

Skills

  • A university degree; we especially encourage candidates with scientific backgrounds
  • Excellent strategy consulting record with at least 5 years of relevant experience developing business strategies for clients and demonstrated ability to independently lead on complex initiatives focused on growth and portfolio evolution
  • Well-founded knowledge in strategy, business development and M&A
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) 

 

Your application should include

  • A cover letter that conveys your interest and motivation for the role
  • A CV which should include a brief account of your accomplishments and of other relevant experience

At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.