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Head of Strategy (with good Finance acumen) (Zurich)

For our client, a rapidly growing company in the animal health and diagnostics space, we are looking for a Head of Strategy with a strong financial background, Protected content of age:
Position Description
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The head of strategy is responsible to:
-own the strategy process
-make sure the company prioritizes their bets and make sound investments
-build strategic partnerships with top accounts
-identify and characterize M&A targets as well as support due diligence processes
-the person needs a solid understanding of corporate finance and accounting as well as strategy in the life sciences space, ideally diagnostics as s/he will work closely with the controlling functions and external investors
-The compensation structure will be a combination of a base salary, a bonus and participation in the management incentive program. The latter is expected to create an immense potential upside.

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-The person should have minimum 5 years of management consulting experience in strategy or equivalent experience with one of the big four audit firms
-The person needs to be analytically astute, yet business driven and wit a pragmatic approach, strive in a fast moving and hard-working environment and willing to make a positive impact.
-Team focus is a must. Focusing on what is right for the company needs should always be the priority over personal interests.
-The person should want to take responsibility and ownership for a broad range of areas from finance to strategy and display a highly flexible working attitude.
-The person must be fluent in English. Knowledge in German is a great advantage.
-The person should be based in either Switzerland or Germany
-The head of strategy will report directly to the CEO

Job location: TBC, Switzerland (ZRH) or Germany

Functional Area: Business Development / Sales

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Timing: Immediately

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