Principal Advisor / Head of Strategy and Culture Germany (m/w/x)


The Principal plays a leading role in steering and guiding Strategy & Culture activities, and the development of the business, in Germany. To effectively carry out the role, a seasoned professional in the realm of business growth and transformation is required to act as a source of expertise for key account leads, and carry out the role of trusted advisor for senior client stakeholders. As an ambassador of the Strategy & Culture competence, the Principal will be a catalyst for driving business development and achieving growth targets, while mentoring and coaching team members.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Key Account: Steering Together with the heads of design and technology, the Principal will support and guide decision making related to the key account’s strategy and ongoing performance. Leveraging their extensive experience and knowledge, the Principal will support the key accounts in ‘expanding’ their impact across client organisations to win new engagements
  • New business catalyst: To lead/support business development activity, focusing primarily on vetted ‘opportunities’ to provide a source of expertise in the fields of business growth, transformation and leadership.
  • Project team guidance: To guide and steer the scoping, framing and delivery of focus client engagements, helping to ensure quality and profit standards are adhered to. Furthermore, identify learning opportunities for advisors within client engagements, supporting the up-skilling of the Strategy & Culture competence community.
  • Client advisor: Leverage experience and knowledge to act as a trusted advisor for senior client relationships in focus accounts, with the objective of strengthening relationship, identifying and scoping new opportunities.
  • Thought leadership: Lead/Support the development of POV’s and ‘talks’ (e.g. conference presentations) to generate opportunities for new client work.
  • Competence development: To provide input on emerging client challenges and needs in relation to defining growth paths for the Futurice business in Germany.
  • Team leadership: To be assigned the role of supervisor for Strategy & Culture team members, ensuring competence team continues to grow and develop in line with Futurice ‘strategic partner’ vision.

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We are looking for…

  • Fluent German and English skills
  • An experienced leader and consultant with strong commercial acumen and expertise in innovation and transformation across industry sectors.
  • A strategist which can leverage a robust set of strategic methodologies to propose a framework for different types of client challenges.
  • A savvy business and client developer, with success in building a business, whether it be another agency/consultancy or within a corporate environment.
  • Expertise in end-to-end process for building commercially viable solutions and comfort with product, service and business propositions.
  • 10-12 years in this industry with in-depth knowledge of the growth and transformation problems faced by client organisations.
  • Proven experience working with client stakeholders to identify, ideate, create, accelerate, and scale a solution.
  • Leadership qualities and comfort managing multidisciplinary teams, inspiring collaboration and providing mentorship or coaching.
  • A storyteller, and not only are you able to take senior stakeholders through a journey to delivery, but you have an ability to persuasively influence your audience.
  • Excitement about making an impact on a growing business, developing accounts and contributing to thought leadership, while also not afraid to roll up their sleeves to get things done.

About Berlin

Looking for an end-to-end digital partner in Berlin? Look no further. In the city where countless startups, hubs, labs and accelerators challenge the status quo on a daily basis, we stand out. We have some of the most skilled people in tech, design and business you’re likely to find – coming from no less than 16 countries. As key clients, we have both multinational industry leaders and up-and-coming disruptors – Volkswagen, E.ON, Daimler, Axel Springer and FRI:DAY to name a few.

About Futurice

Futurice is a new breed of innovation consultancy that has digital values at its core. We inject life into digital solutions by designing innovative mobile apps and online software – all with a focus on user experience and interaction. We believe that the winning recipe for digital projects is happy people, happy customers, and happy users. We are co-creating the future. Our work has meaning and makes an impact on society. By helping our clients thrive, we co-create a better future.

Founded in 2000 we are over 650-strong and growing. We are all about people. We trust each other and care about each other. We are open and honest. We empower and encourage each other. We are committed to helping you become a better version of you. We challenge each other to find a path of personal growth. We support each other as we learn and grow as people and professionals.

We are cultivating a diverse and proud community, and committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and grow.

As an international company with Nordic roots, our HQ is in Helsinki and we have offices in Tampere, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart. We come from all over the world. Our clients are international, as are the opportunities we provide. Our culture is built on a Nordic heritage of trust and transparency.

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Principal Advisor / Head of Strategy and Culture Germany (m/w/x) - Berlin

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