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Strategy & Performance Senior Business Partner

Remote position, United Kingdom only


Tradeshift, a unicorn in the fintech industry, is seeking an experienced strategist to join their Strategy & Performance team. In this role, you will work closely with senior leaders to develop and execute Tradeshift's corporate strategy, conduct strategic analysis, drive strategy execution, provide strategic guidance, collaborate cross-functionally, communicate the strategy, and monitor industry trends. They are looking for someone with at least 5 years of experience in management consulting or corporate strategy, strong analytical skills, effective communication abilities, and a willingness to challenge the status quo. If you're ready to make a positive impact in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, this is the job for you!

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About Tradeshift

Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions. We work hard and our teams have great freedom and responsibility to choose the best solutions, technologies and approaches to evolve the product to the next level.

Do you want to be a part of a fast-growing, global startup founded in Copenhagen, grounded in San Francisco and expanding into new markets? With a platform spanning 190 countries, Tradeshift is disrupting the enterprise software space in a big way. B2B has entered the Platform era and we are leading the charge.

By connecting companies of all sizes, Tradeshift is redefining an enterprise space that has seen little change in many years. We recognize that business is messy and business is social. Understanding these two facts drives the development of Tradeshift - a platform for all your business interactions.

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About The Role

The Strategy & Performance team drives Tradeshift’s strategy development and successful execution. The team works closely with the CEO and Senior Business Leaders (SLT) to set the annual corporate strategy and cascade it across the organization, ensuring each Business Unit and Function has clear strategic goals, KPIs and execution plans. The team plays a critical role in strategy execution by supporting SLT with tracking progress, understanding bottlenecks, problem solving and ensuring data-driven decision-making. The team also owns various strategic projects that may arise i.e. market / competitor analytics, development of business cases, GTM Strategy, Target Operating Models, etc.

We are looking to grow the team, and are keen to welcome an experienced strategist who will play a key role in supporting the company’s continued growth by providing strategic guidance, as well as leading high impact cross-functional initiatives.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Develop and execute corporate strategy: Support the Head of Strategy & Performance with the development and execution of Tradeshift's corporate strategy. Work closely with SLT and cross-functionally to help develop each BU / Function’s business strategy & execution plans, ensuring alignment and consistency with the company’s overarching strategy.
  • Conduct strategic analysis: Conduct comprehensive market analysis, competitive assessments, and internal assessments to identify strategic opportunities, risks, and challenges. Provide insights and recommendations to drive decision-making and prioritize strategic initiatives.
  • Drive strategy execution: Lead strategy execution by monitoring progress, tracking performance, and communicating updates to SLT. Work cross-functionally to identify key risks / bottlenecks and propose resolutions. Lead / support key strategic initiatives as needed.
  • Provide strategic guidance: Serve as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, providing strategic guidance and thought leadership on critical business issues, industry trends, and emerging opportunities.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally: Foster strong partnerships and collaboration across functions and teams, including product, sales, operations, marketing, and finance, to ensure alignment and seamless execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Communicate the Strategy: evangelize the annual strategy and annual strategic planning process across the organization, driving understanding and buy-in. Support instilling strategic thinking and best practices in strategy development & execution across the organization.
  • Monitor industry trends: Stay up to date with industry trends, competitive landscape, and emerging technologies to identify potential opportunities and threats. Provide strategic insights and recommendations to drive competitive advantage.


What we’re looking for…

  • +5 years of experience in a top tier management consulting firm / corporate strategy team
  • Structured thinker with ability to frame and solve complex / vague / unstructured problems
  • Effective communicator, able to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Data-driven with strong analytical skills; ability to gather and analyze data, draw actionable insights, and make informed recommendations
  • Experience developing and delivering strategic or transformational programmes
  • Outcome focused and action-oriented; self-starter and multi-tasker, performing well in ambiguity
  • Strong team player, able to build relationships and work well across the organization to deliver required outcomes
  • Great project management skills
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, be a change agent in the organization
  • Growth mindset and enjoys a challenge
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Keen to make a positive impact

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