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

  • Berlin
  • Berlin

At Futurice, we create digital services that people love. Take the opportunity to guide the world's leading businesses and our teams to build compelling digital services, strategies, and future resilient cultures. Together with our clients, we co-create transformational businesses and services to redefine the way humans and technology interact. We show the direction. We design customer experiences. We code. We make you the culture you need. We make future digital businesses.

Skills & Requirements

The Principal Advisor plays a leading role in steering and guiding Strategy and Culture activities and in 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 act as a trusted advisor for senior client stakeholders. As an ambassador of the Strategy & Culture competence, the Principal Advisor 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 Advisor will support and guide decision making related to the key accounts' strategy and ongoing performance. Leveraging their extensive experience and knowledge, the Principal Advisor will support the key accounts in ‘expanding’ their impact across client organisations to win new engagements
  • New business catalyst To lead and 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 in order to act as a trusted advisor for senior client relationships with the objective of strengthening relationships as well as 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 the supervisor of Strategy & Culture team members, ensuring the competence of the team continues to grow and develops in line with Futurice ‘strategic partner’ vision.

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 the 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 being comfortable 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 the 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 your sleeves to get things done.

About the company

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.