Swappie is a Finnish technology company, best known as one of the largest online retailers of high-quality refurbished iPhones in Europe. Swappie is changing the consumer electronics market by making refurbished mainstream, starting with smartphones.
Since launching in 2016, Swappie has grown to $100m+ annual revenues, 500+ employees, and soon 1 million iPhones refurbished, with active presence in 11 countries. We are one of the fastest growing scale-up companies in Europe, trusted by top-tier investors with $45m+ funding. Our successful model and ambition in solving important sustainability challenges is being continuously recognized by international sustainability and start-up awards, and as an employer we continue to attract top talent internationally from companies like Google, Apple, Zalando, BCG, Bain, and more.
Being the only major player in Europe with an end-to-end model that covers the whole value chain from procuring and refurbishing devices to providing an industry leading digital shopping experience, our business has a truly global footprint with healthy economics and next to unlimited growth opportunities in the vast and growing market of refurbished consumer electronics. We’re quickly becoming a globally recognized consumer brand, aiming at European championship and expanding active presence in 20+ new countries by 2023.
We are now looking for ambitious builders to join our Business Acceleration team. In this role you will identify and engage high impact business opportunities to support Swappie’s growth and profitability. With the Business Acceleration team, you will work together with company leadership, domain experts and external partners across various business units to strategize, plan and execute flawlessly on mission-critical initiatives that Swappie's success depends on.
YOUR TEAM AND ROLE
The Business Acceleration team exists to ensure Swappie as a company reaches and exceeds its strategic goals, identifying and executing on critical opportunities and challenges across all domains of the business. Together with your team, you could e.g. create performance improvement strategies, redesign and implement operating models or help develop our offering in various markets.
Your role as a Business Acceleration Manager will be to work on development initiatives together with your teammates as well as your counterparts in the organization. You will take ownership and independently create analyses and insights, define strategies and action plans, lead projects and coordinate the work of stakeholders and team members, taking responsibility for defining work and delivering results. The breadth of your responsibility will depend on your experience and abilities and evolve over time.
This role is for strategic problem solvers who get things done. We are expected to solve conceptually difficult problems effectively and to lead implementation with practicality and short time to impact. We base decisions on facts - hence everything we do is guided by sound business logic and data. We generate insights and inspire action with skilled communication and management of stakeholders across and beyond the organization.
You will report directly to the VP Business Acceleration. Our expanding team is committed to your professional growth, providing you the opportunity to explore various domains across the business and gain responsibility within the team or the broader organization. The Business Acceleration team is a great place to start for someone who would like to get broad exposure and learn Swappies business well to then transfer to a line position.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Minimum 2-4+ years of experience in strategy and/or business development work, for example in a top tier consulting company, a successful (VC or PE backed) growth company or a relevant blue chip company. You have successfully taken end to end responsibility of significant work streams or projects, defining the work needed and executing it. Your responsibilities will be tailored to match your experience and ability.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication in English
Outstanding analytical skills and resourcefulness to find, validate and structure information
Natural tendency for ownership - there is plenty of hands-on work for every role at Swappie
Solid technical ability to execute analysis. Great Excel skills at a minimum - experience with SQL and other tools (e.g. various BI Tools, Python, R) is considered beneficial
Eligibility to work in the EU, and willingness to locate to Helsinki, Finland
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
Opportunity to make a big impact in building a market-leading consumer business that solves important sustainability problems
Commitment to your continuous and fast professional development both in business development skills as well as leading in a fast-growing VC-backed technology business
Competitive salary and stock options with high financial upside
Passionate, friendly and transparent culture, where you will have genuine influence in top management decisions
If you’re an ambitious builder who wants to make an impact, we’d love to hear from you. 🚀 Apply today to continue the discussion about our Business Acceleration team and overall business ambitions.
Swappie is a high growth technology company based in Helsinki, Finland, building an end-to-end marketplace for refurbished smartphones. We’re currently in hyper growth mode and expanding our operations across Europe, bringing the circular smartphone economy to the masses. We want to change the way people think about refurbished smartphones and promote a more sustainable alternative.
Since launching in Finland 2016, we have grown extremely fast and have raised funding from some of the most prestigious investors in Finland, for example Lifeline Ventures (early investor of mobile gaming giant Supercell) and Reaktor Ventures. Currently we are launched in 11 countries and our plan is to expand to 18 countries by 2023. Our team has grown to over 500 employees and our plan is to double in headcount again in 2021.
Swappie has also won numerous international business awards, including Growth Builder of the Year 2020, the Finnish Innovation Fund’s award for contribution to the circular economy and appearing on Wired’s list of hottest startups in Helsinki.
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