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Manager Corporate Strategy (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Business Consulting & Steering
Job field:  Business Consulting & Steering
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Jan 24, 2023


HRS reinvents how businesses WORK, STAY AND PAY.  Counting more than 5.000 corporations and 40% of Fortune 500 companies in our customer base, HRS has emerged to the most trusted platform of digital software solutions in business travel hospitality worldwide.

The HRS platform is composed of three engines that each optimize one core building block along the corporate hospitality supply chain: Intelligent Procurement, Smart Booking and Invisible Payment. Through the integration of those engines into one large data-driven platform approach, our Lodging-as-a-Service value proposition enhances satisfaction of corporate employees and travelers, delivers the highest grade of process automation for corporate stakeholders and ensures strongest compliance end-to-end.



The corporate strategy team is strongly focused on developing and driving HRS Group’s strategy across all of its three business units: Enterprise Solutions (large global customers), Business Travel Club (German SMEs), and Destination Solutions (vacation rentals). The team is a main value contributor by continuously conceptualizing the company’s offering based on market needs and technology trends, detailing and operationally pushing the group-wide growth plan into local markets. By supporting group-level or high-priority BU-specific activities, the team is at the forefront of disrupting global and local business travel and vacation rental markets and setting new standards within their challenging ecosystems.



As Manager Corporate Strategy you are a senior member of the corporate strategy team with a high direct exposure and interaction with the company’s CEO and senior leadership. You have intimate knowledge about core decision making processes and the group’s future strategic direction. The manager corporate strategy is a key member in operationalizing top leadership directives through close interaction with functional and local market leaders.



  • Take ownership from concept to realization in various strategic projects and workstreams on a group and BU-level, that aim at defining HRS’ multi-year development plan and go-to-market approach, through shaping new business models, driving new market entries (incl. mergers & acquisition and post-merger integration)
  • Actively drive the professionalization of HRS Group through continuously coaching HRS colleagues in terms of project management and efficient communication skills – both written and verbal – through close alignment in joint projects
  • Create data-driven analyses and recommendations for Senior Management and Ownership
  • Work closely with and prepare presentations for the HRS Leadership Team
  • Quickly assume a high level of responsibility
  • Drive alignment between interdisciplinary and international project teams as well as external partners
  • Coach business units and functional leaders on strategic matters
  • Research global markets, competitors and trends



  • At least 4 years of experience in a top tier strategy consultancy or leading eCommerce company
  • Experience with leading and completing multiple projects in parallel and collaborating with interdisciplinary and international teams
  • Conceptual, analytical, and structured way of working
  • Eagerness to solve complex tasks in interdisciplinary teams and matrix organizations
  • Passion about working in a pragmatic and results-oriented environment
  • Ability to quickly build credibility and trust with all levels in an organization
  • Passionate about delivering coherent and data-driven analyses
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written, German a plus



Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.



The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  16611

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