Principal Strategy & Transformation (m/w/d)

  • Full-time
  • TA Partner: Daria Samburic

Company Description

We are an equal opportunities employer and place where everyone is welcome. We strongly encourage people from minority backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. 

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We’re one of the world’s largest privately owned real estate tech companies and a subsidiary of Axel Springer. Our mission is to unlock everyone’s perfect place!  Some of Europe’s best known digital real estate marketplaces and brands form part of our Group, they are: 🇫🇷 Meilleurs Agents, 🇫🇷 Groupe SeLoger, 🇧🇪 Immoweb, 🇩🇪 Immowelt, 🇪🇸 Housell and 🇮🇱 Yad2.

We also invest in innovative business models which shape the future of how people buy, sell, rent or lend properties and hold minority participations in companies such as: 🇬🇧 PurpleBricks, 🇩🇪 Homeday, 🇺🇸 Zumper and 🇺🇸 Parcel.

Our ambition is to be the leading Employer in PropTech across Europe and this is a pivotal time to join us as we embark on this journey enabling us to help unlock everyone’s perfect place!

What we do in Strategy & Transformation

We are responsible for defining the strategy and lead its execution to transform the AVIV Group.

Our team lead strategy and OKR setting in response to company capabilities, changing customer needs and the competitive market context. We prioritise strategic initiatives to optimise investment between various countries and customer opportunities by driving execution in top multi-country/function initiatives through PMO, insights and progress tracking - we’re also responsible for up and out of organisation messaging. Our work also includes source, seed and accelerating transformation opportunities, working closely with markets to deliver and embed greenshoot innovation.

Job Description

What we are looking for

The Principal Strategy & Transformation is a key role in designing and delivering the strategic building blocks of AVIV’s transformational growth and managing a portfolio of strategic projects for the group.

  • Structure our responses to critical business problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal & external stakeholders to make recommendations on a wide range of issues.
  • Lead initiatives, staffed by small teams of internal strategy consultants, to incubate new business opportunities, accelerate our market response, and transition these to ‘go to market’ in our countries.
  • Coordinate high-profile, multi-country, multi-division initiatives in partnership with executive and senior leadership to drive transformation of our solutions, products and processes


Who we are looking for

We believe you’ll thrive in this role if you:

  • Have 7 years+ professional experience with leadership skills and a strong execution bias to drive initiatives to completion 
  • Relevant experience in strategy, business transformation and M&A, preferably in a top-tier management/strategy consultancy, strategy/transformation function or Private Equity
  • Entrepreneurial: someone who is curious and can take initiative, with a a capacity to think holistically and strategically
  • Capacity to build trusted and credible relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, fluency in English is essential (written and verbal) with fluency in German and French a plus

Additional Information

What we offer you 

  • This is a fascinating point to join a highly successful business in a fast-paced market, leveraging a proven model, great brands, outstanding people and considerable financial firepower to lead the company through its next phase of growth
  • Full ownership of your projects with the opportunity to launch an exciting career at AVIV working closely with top-management
  • Being part of a motivated, dynamic and international team as heart of our digital transformation
  • Flexible working hours, remote work options and 30 vacation days per year
  • Attractive and exciting job-based in Berlin or Paris, with the possibility to travel to the other offices
  • Highly professional and cooperative corporate culture that leaves room for personal development and offers a steep learning curve
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