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


ricardo.ch is the largest online marketplace in Switzerland with over 1 million listed items and more than 3 million users. If you enjoy solving problems and are creative in the solutions you bring, then you will enjoy working with us. 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. As a member of our team, you will spend time working on core strategic projects across teams and help driving the future of the company.

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 
  • Develop concepts for new revenue streams and lead cross-functional teams towards their launch 
  • 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 and defend business cases with financials and performance KPIs 
  • Define and execute projects that drive process improvements together with an extended internal team 
  • Act as a strong owner and ambassador of key projects and business development initiatives 
  • Observe global trends in online shopping and be the champion for bringing in international best practices to the organization 
  • Support the management team during business planning cycles or in making key business decisions by providing business cases, financial models and detailed scenario analysis
  • Working closely with operational teams (i.e. product,  marketing, customer service, software engineering) within ricardo.ch 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, online or tech company. A deep understanding of eCommerce and/or marketplaces is a plus 
  • Proven track record in driving business development initiatives to sustainable success and launching new scalable online services and processes 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to formulate hypotheses and test those hypotheses with data 
  • Ability to derive relevant conclusions and condense those in concise and meaningful recommendations both orally and in written format 
  • Experience in setting up financial models, business cases and deriving financial conclusions 
  • Strong dedication to deliver results, a positive can-do attitude and high attention to detail combined with a strong perspective on the big picture 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and strong interpersonal skills 
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads 
  • IT literacy with very good MS Office skills (including very strong working knowledge of Excel) 
  • University degree in a quantitative field of study, e.g. business, economics, engineering. MBA degree is a plus 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, German a big 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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Zug, Switzerland

Theilerstrasse 1a
6300 Zug Directions jobs@ricardo.ch

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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