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Strategy Analyst

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Stockholm

We are on a super exciting journey to the marketplace future. Even if we have the best crew onboard, we know that we cannot get there without great steering, smart decisions and knife-sharp analysis. This is where you enter the picture as our next Strategy Analyst. You will be in the middle of the middle, talking to everyone everywhere, and making it clearer for us all what to hold on to on a road that probably will be a little bumpy. So bring your analysis brain cells, excel power and presentation magic - there will be some great action going forward. You will be our compass, guide and map, that knows exactly where we are and where we are heading. No pressure, but a pretty heavy role. Next stop - next generations marketplaces!

We are Blocket, Sweden’s largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 100 million sessions. We are proud of our work to enable the second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact.
Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn and read more on Begagnateffekten!

What you will be up to
As a Strategy Analyst you will be our expert and ambassador for Blocket’s vision, strategy and direction. Your overarching objective will be to drive precise analyses and projects aiming to create long-term value for all of Blocket. Super clear! But what does it actually mean? Well, you will:

  • be responsible for developing and operating Blocket’s strategy- and goal management process (BAAM)

  • facilitate the yearly Strategy Process in close collaboration with the Head of Strategy.

  • act as a project leader for strategic business development

In periods the BAAM process and strategy process will take most of your time. In other periods, it won’t, so during those you will project lead strategic business development efforts like the rest of the team.
No matter what you do, you will work close to the senior decision-makers and have stakeholders everywhere in all functions and teams. You will be our one and only Strategy Analyst, but work close with the rest of the small but powerful awesome Strategy Team.
To be even more specific on what you will spend your days on, examples of tasks are: developing business cases for investment decisions (both organic and inorganic), define and communicate Blocket’s strategy, prepare board materials, and set up and follow Blocket’s KPIs. You will also occasionally work with Blocket’s sister sites in Nordic Marketplaces (e.g. FINN.no, Tori.fi) and the wider Schibsted organization.

Skills & Requirements

Who you are
So far in your career, you have gained experience from strategic analysis and project management which makes you an experienced project leader and presentator. You master presentation and analysis tools. You have a curious mind, a passion for solving problems as well as data analysis and synthesis. The mission of creating a clear strategic direction for Blocket really thrills your mind. Since you will be in the middle of everything, you need to have the sewing skills to have the bits and pieces come clear together to the map that will help us accelerate to the future.

Required experience

  • Academic degree within business, technology or similar

  • +2 years of experience within business development or business analytics

  • Experience in Excel

  • Experience working with Tableau and/or SQL or similar analysis tools (primary work tools will be Google Suite, Tableau and Google Analytic).

  • Great at written and verbal communication (i.e. creating and delivering presentations)

  • Fluent in English

Bonus skills

  • Experience with performance management frameworks (e.g. OKRs)

  • Experience from working in a product- and technology-driven organisatio

Greetings from your colleague
Hi, I am Hanna and will be your colleague. The best things about working in the strategy team in Blocket is to be involved in shaping the path and growth journey forward for Blocket and to actually see the results of the work we do. There is a great variety of topics (both business and tech) and opportunity to influence. Among the best things about Blocket, are all the fantastic and helpful colleagues who care about each other. In addition, combining a growing company and an exciting, sustainable offering holds great opportunities to contribute to something bigger. Erik is helpful, goal-oriented and positive. As the strategy team, we are forward-leaning and creative in driving and defining the way forward - we support each other and have fun together.

Hi! I am your new manager
I am Erik Finnerman and the Head of Strategy at Blocket. I have a passion for turning strategic thinking into concrete action. I am a structured and data-driven leader, always curious and with a high amount of energy and engagement. As a manager I strive to provide an environment that is engaging, challenging and supportive. I strongly believe in people development with continuous feedback and clear goals as a core principle.
It is also important to me that we have fun at work and create a great team spirit! Really looking forward to have you onboard in our team!

Interested in joining the Blocket world?
We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to [email protected]

PS: We will be on vacation in July/August so we will probably be a little slower in getting back to you.

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Great Place to Work

  • 30 days holiday

  • Fun events including awesome Kick Offs

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

  • Generous annual wellbeing allowance and much more

  • Parental leave premium

  • A great, modern office in central Stockholm

  • Breakfast every Monday and fika on Fridays

About the company

The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden’s largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden’s GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm’s city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden’s largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes and enjoy working together. Read more on our career page.


Erik Finnerman | Contact Person

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