VC Associate @ Axel Springer in Berlin, Germany

Become a

Strategic Investment Associate at News Media International, and help us pursue the international growth strategy together with KKR as Axel Springer’s main shareholder with the following tasks:

portfolio management:

  • overseeing a portfolio of digital assets. Being the key point of contact for these assets’ management teams, monitoring their performance against plan and supporting the execution of their strategic objectives
  • supporting the execution of complex projects in all areas of business and corporate development related to these managed assets (growth initiatives, strategic re-organization, spin-offs, M&A, divestments, etc.)
  • working at the interface of the Axel Springer Board and the management teams of the Axel Springer assets
  • drafting & conceptualizing presentations to serve as a basis for top management decisions

strategic growth:

  • identifying trends and growth potentials as well as driving innovative business models and bringing strategies to life
  • coordinating cross-asset collaboration to drive growth across the portfolio and ensure best practice sharing
  • supporting the development of the overall news media international strategy beyond the current portfolio

You are a

corporate development and strategy specialist with 3+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a top-tier management/strategy consultancy or a strategic corporate function!

  • excellent degree from a leading university in a business-related field
  • experienced in strategy development and implementation as well as business development; M&A and asset management are a strong plus
  • strong analytical skills
  • entrepreneurial mindset and holistic way of thinking with curiosity to go beyond the obvious
  • in-depth know-how of and enthusiasm for digital business models
  • self-driven, independent, and reliable working style
  • good communicator and confident social skills to be able to interact at all levels of employees and management and balance appropriately stakeholder interests
  • fluent in German and English (both required)
  • extensive MS office knowledge
  • a solid sense of humour is a plus

Benefit from a

full ownership for your projects and opportunities of realizing your own ideas of how to further grow the Axel Springer group!

  • we offer you a permanent full-time position, starting immediately
  • wide range of opportunities to develop your own career path within Axel Springer by turning strategic projects into successful businesses within the group
  • deep insights into the digital media industry at top-management level
  • being part of a motivated, dynamic and international team at the heart of our further digital transformation
  • highly professional and cooperative corporate culture that leaves room for personal development and offers a steep learning curve
  • attractive job based in Berlin’s exciting city center, with the possibility for longer project-related stints in our other locations e.g. New York, London
  • fruit, (milk) coffee, tea and sofas are freely available and you can also use our subsidised restaurants & coffee bars (including Berlin’s largest and newest Rooftop Terrace)
  • flexible working hours and “mobile work” allows you an ideal work-life balance
  • numerous sports offers and concessions with fitness studios are available

If interested, please apply here.

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