Head of Strategy, Stockholm

Head of Strategy, Stockholm

Our dear Strategy-Lotta is pursuing her career after some years at Blocket which means we now need a new Head of Strategy. Want to lead a fantastic strategy team and develop it and Blocket further to make sure we always challenge our future? Then get into the captain seat, cause we are sailing on our way with a clear course upwards and forwards - course details that will be set by you and your team.

We are Blocket, Sweden's largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 85 million sessions. We are proud of our work to enable 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!

The Blocket Strategy team is in the core of our daily performance pulse-beat but also in the driving seat of setting the strategic course forward. As Head of Strategy, you will work closely with Blocket's executive management and with stakeholders in all parts of Blocket, to drive the strategy team forward to deliver on its key responsibilities and drive performance. You will also collaborate within our Group Schibsted,

What you'll be up to

In this role, you will be responsible for driving the long-term strategy and business planning for the whole company with your fantastic team consisting of two Strategy Business Developers and one Strategy Analyst. The strategy team is a small but powerful team that works closely with other functions and colleagues at Blocket and within Schibsted. The team has a wide range of working areas which includes expertise in strategic analysis, acquisition work, goal management processes, strategy planning, stakeholder management and technology & product-specific characteristics such as personalization.

Leading Blocket's strategy team means that you have a central role in the most important topics and strategic questions for Blocket. You will work closely with our senior management to enable effective decision-making. You will help key stakeholders successfully deliver on mission-critical projects and efforts. The tasks and assignments will shift in an agile way, but your efforts will address the strategy team's main responsibilities - these include:
  • Blocket group-level strategy and priorities
  • Strategic program management and strategic analysis
  • Business development and strategic project management
  • Executive decision-making support (board materials, top management support, etc)
  • Performance management (strategic planning, execution follow-up, risk, M&A etc)
You are responsible to
  • Drive strategy development processes for the whole business
  • Develop market insights and conduct market sizing to guide growth opportunities
  • Perform strategic analysis
  • Lead strategic projects, including strategic investments
  • Support Financial business planning and conduct financial analysis
Who you are

You really appreciate the leadership role as well as working with and in your team. At the same time, you are business-driven and enthusiastic by the impact of digitalisation on society. With great energy, structure and humbleness, you take ownership of complex and exciting projects. You will thrive best if you like to dive deep into detailed critical problem solving and analysis, as well as to present strategic purpose and results to decision makers.

To be successful in the role you must have:
  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Passion for leadership and 3-5 years of experience within it
  • Proven ability to build and establish relationships with senior management
  • Business development experience, evaluating growth opportunities and business planning
  • Experience in leading strategy development, working with multiple partners and functions
  • Fluent in Swedish and English - oral and written
Hello I am Lotta!

Are you up to thrive as a strategist and as leader, then this role is for you! It is with a bit of separation anxiety but mostly pride that I hand over the captain's hat for the Blocket Strategy team. The team is brilliant! Very creative and all are kind performers that with passion take full responsibility for complex projects with impressive results. It is not an overstatement that the Strategy team is somewhat superheroes in the Blocket organization, which has a great desire to involve us in various projects. The team coaching has not only brought lots of fun, but also great learnings and insights for me. The role brings a variety of tasks, and we have been leading projects both in Blocket and Schibsted. Blocket's current strategic direction will drive the market into new disruptive areas while creating tremendous value over the coming year. The role also includes the responsibility to define and vitalize the leadership for the Finance, Strategy and Legal function together with the rest of the co-leaders in the functional leadership team. Catharina is doing a brilliant job in creating a strong engagement within the function, always caring and with a dedicated focus on ensuring that we live our values.

Hi, I am your new Manager

If you, like me, appreciate the opportunity to influence, to contribute to a better world and to work within a value-driven organization that is in constant change, then Blocket is the place to be. My name is Catharina Skommevik and I have had the privilege of being responsible for Blocket's Finance, Strategy & Legal function since the summer of 2018. With much happiness, focus on the results and great commitment, I do my best in collaborating so that Blocket achieve its goals. Speed is my signum, and I love the breadth of my work. My mantra is to create value in everything we do, and that everyone in my function should be an integral part of the business. Looking forward to seeing you!

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 julia.maric@blocket.se


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Mer info
Område Stockholms stad
Yrkesroll Organisation & ledning, Affärsutvecklare
Typ av anställning Heltid
Sista ansökningsdag 8 nov 2020 (14 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

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, https: //www.blocket.se/inspira ... and enjoy working together, https://www.blocket.career/.