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Director Strategy & Corporate Development (m|f|d)

Linz, Vienna, full-time

As Director of Strategy & Corporate Development you are the key driver of the strategy process, strategic development and implementation, as well as fundraising and M&A activity. You act as a versatile “swiss-army knife” in a dynamic environment and are able to drive a diverse range of highest priority efforts for smec.

Your tasks

  • You translate the company strategy into inorganic plans/priorities, and execute against them, using fact-based analysis to identify growth and profit opportunities.
  • Together with the management team you drive our international expansion and ensure long-term growth.
  • You develop market intelligence discipline and perspectives to identify risks and opportunities – evolving customer needs and competitive dynamics.
  • You manage all fundraising as well as M&A processes – from exploratory conversions through due diligence and deal process.
  • You build deep cross-functional knowledge of internal operating environment and external market dynamics to serve as trusted internal consultant for key stakeholders.
  • You are responsible for driver-based plan modelling, workshopping, scenarios development.
  • You are responsible for financial modelling and planning together with the finance department.

Your profile

  • You successfully completed your studies with a focus on business administration or similar and convince with your excellent academic performance.
  • You can demonstrate at least 5 years of experience in Investment Banking, Strategy Consulting, Corporate Development or similar – B2B SaaS, high-growth tech or online retail industry experience is a plus.
  • You have experience with fundraising as well as M&A processes and are well acquainted with business and financial modelling.
  • You show solid market research skills and excellent analytical skills.
  • You are able to manage the information flow across all levels of business.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and feel comfortable in a dynamic, young and technical start-up environment.
  • You convince with excellent written and oral communication skills – in German and English.

We offer

We offer you the possibility to actively contribute to the development of smec – an accelerated learning curve in an award-winning company and an extremely appreciative working environment included! In addition, we offer stunningly flexible working hours anytime between 6am to 11pm, as we know you have a social life too – whether it’s spending time at the lake, going for a hike or to be at home with the kids. Moreover, you’ll enjoy plenty of perks such as: full free access to Udemy courses, free coffee and tea in vast quantities, fresh fruit and our smec buddy system. On top of that, you will get a new MacBook, not only for work, but also for your personal use. And we host a variety of events with free drinks because smecies just love to mingle with other smecies. 


Loving the sound of smec? Just write an email or give us a call! We’re excited to get to know you and would love to welcome you here at smec. 

For legal reasons, we refer to the collective agreement minimum salary of EUR 3,618 (14 x per year) for this position. The actual salary depends on your qualification and experience, a willingness to overpay is given.

We offer the following benefits

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Stunningly flexible working hours

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smec spirit

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Top-notch equipment

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Home office

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Personal & professional development

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Switch locations

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Structured onboarding

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Your smec buddy

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Flat hierarchies & open door policy

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Cool company events

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Free access to the smec gym

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Refreshments & goodies

About smec

smec – Smarter Ecommerce is one of the leading B2B SaaS providers of paid search automation software and a strategic partner for online retailers in Europe.

Due to our vast experience in the highly specialised PPC industry, we constantly add value to our existing tools and challenge competitors with innovative solutions.

More than 500 national and international clients with yearly budgets worth 350+m Euro rely on our data-driven insights and best-in-class consulting services regarding Data & Growth Strategy, the Google Marketing Platform (GMP), Microsoft Advertising, Programmatic, Display Ads and more. Leveraging these advantages, we are building a powerful online retail data platform and are transforming from a pure PPC specialist to a strategic growth partner for online retailers.

We are growing fast – in the meantime more than 150 passionate employees from 20 different countries are following their professional passion at one of our locations in Linz, Vienna and London.