Head of Strategy & Business Development (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne / Darmstadt / ​Remote   

Who we are

We are part of the team behind Kaufland.de: Several thousand merchants and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility!  That's why we offer you a modern workplace in our office in Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to work remotely. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 190 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:  https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You are part of our leadership team and build up new fulfillment services for our merchants
  • You own, design and develop how we run our fulfillment services
  • You drive the design, development and implementation of best-in-class standard operating procedures to ensure that our customers love us!
  • With your data-driven mindset, you develop and monitor KPIs and SLAs for all key processes

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have professional experience in Strategy Consulting and/or relevant Logistics or Supply Chain experience
  • You love to take ownership and you like to set yourself ambitious goals
  • You are highly motivated & enthusiastic for building a business
  • You are a leader and a role model. You don’t miss an opportunity to convey energy and inspiration to make people stretch to the next level
  • You have strong analytical skills and love to solve real world-problems
  • You have the mindset and ability to work/communicate in a fast-paced environment with a high level of ambiguity
  • You are fluent in English. Fluency in German is a huge plus.

What we offer

  • Work as you feel comfortable! You decide whether you want to work in the office or remotely. We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location. Create your own work-life!

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations

  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack

  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground

  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice

  • Personal & team growth: We’re a remote company, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organize company events, and cover the costs to bring you there and to other (approved) get togethers with your peers. The same applies to conferences and other learning opportunities. We want everybody to grow personally and professionally, as a team and as a company.

  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

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Your contact person: Marion Graßler 


real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH*

Habsburgerring 2

50674 Köln

*Our company will be renamed in the future for company law reasons.