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Business Development Manager (m/f) 80-100%

ricardo.ch Ltd. was founded in November 1999 under the name of auktion24.ch in Baar (ZG) and has been part of the Ricardo Group since 2008. Currently, over 2,3 million members are trading goods amounting to over 660 million Swiss Francs yearly, making ricardo.ch the biggest Swiss online marketplace. The platform for new and used cars auto.ricardo.ch is also part of the Ricardo Group.

Business Development Manager (m/f) 80-100%

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated business development manager with a can-do attitude and strong interpersonal skills to join our Business Development team. In this position you will spend time working on core strategic projects across teams and help driving the future of the company. If you enjoy solving problems and are creative in the solutions you bring to problems, then you will enjoy working with us.

What you will do

  • Identify the most promising opportunities to grow and scale the business within ricardo.ch.
  • Define and execute strategic projects to unlock such growth
  • Grow a prioritized funnel of potential cooperation and M&A targets that extend or support our value proposition
  • Execute cooperation or acquisition process from contact initiation, target assessment, business case development to negotiation with the counterpart
  • Develop concepts for new revenue streams and lead cross functional teams towards their launch
  • Observe global trends in online shopping and be the champion for bringing in international best practices to the organisation
  • Support the management team during business planning cycles or in making key business decision by providing business cases, financial models and detailed scenario analysis 
  • Working closely with operational teams (i.e. product, customer care, marketing, customer service, software engineering) within Ricardo and the larger Tamedia group

What we look for

  • 4+ years experience in business development and/or project management roles with the ability to manage cross-functional teams in dynamic market environments
  • Previous experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, investment banking or tech company 
  • Deep understanding of eCommerce and/or marketplaces is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, ability to formulate hypotheses and test those hypotheses with data
  • High attention to detail combined with a strong perspective on the big picture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and German
  • Experience in setting up financial models, business cases and deriving financial conclusions
  • Ability to derive relevant conclusions and condense those in concise and meaningful recommendations both orally and in written format
  • IT literacy with very good MS Office skills (including very strong working knowledge of Excel)
  • University degree highly desirable. MBA degree is a plus

What we offer

  • Opportunity to grow in a market leading company with a very strong local brand
  • A lot of room for taking the initiative and making a big impact on results
  • An exciting, dynamic and multicultural working environment
  • A young, open-minded and motivated team
  • A shareholder offering an extensive network and various opportunities within the group portfolio
  • A highly attractive workplace located in Zug, with high quality of living, low tax rates and superb infrastructure

We do not accept unsolicited CVs from Third Party Agencies.

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Workplace & culture

We share, learn, party, ship, fail and succeed together (not necessarily in that order).

We believe in healthy living and offer free flow of fresh fruit and other healthy snacks, and replenish our Felfel fridge every day with tasty and nutritious meals. During lunch hours there's the opportunity to do all kinds of different sports - just 5 minutes from our main office which is located in Zug, a short train ride away from Zurich or Lucerne.

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