Retail Management Consultant

Retail Academics Research Institute is a fast growing retail development partner with clients such as H&M, ICA, Arla, McDonald’s, Cloetta, etc. From the base in central Stockholm, the team works with encoding shopping behaviours in both brick-and-mortar stores and online to create insightful growth for our customers.

The company has its origins in retail research at Stockholm School of Economics, Center For Retailing (CFR), and is today a leading player in strategic advice to retail companies, both on the supplier and the retail side. Retail Academics is now looking for a sharp and entrepreneurial Retail Management Consultant that will play a central role in helping both new and existing clients grow together with Retail Academics.

About the Role/Main Responsibilities:

Retail Academics have through their commercial cases built a unique brand in retail management. We are looking for a person who wants to nurture and develop our offer. In the role of Retail Management Consultant at Retail Academics, you can influence the developments in the retail industry. You will help Retail Academics’ clients to remain at the forefront by providing them with high-quality insights and recommendations. The receiving end is often at top management level for international brand owners.

You will be responsible for ensuring that projects are implemented and managed successfully (status assessment, study design, data collection, and analysis) and making sure that results are packaged in a way that transforms facts into business value. As part of the RetailAcademics’ senior team, you will be a role model when it comes to identifying business opportunities and manage the company’s key customers. Internally, you will help to further develop and strengthen the capital structure and to motivate and enthuse the junior colleagues.

We are looking for Candidates with the following Experience & Personality: 

  • Relevant academic background, studies at CFR, Stockholm School of Economics  is meritorious
  • 2 years of work experience of which at least 1-2 years experience at a reputable management consulting firm in retail is meritorious
  • Experience from the retail industry is also meritorious
  • Exceptional analytical and implementation capacity
  • Solid project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and comfortably hold presentations with confidence to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial and prestigeless personality

Retail Academics will offer you an exciting and evolving role in a truly dynamic and entrepreneurial company. The demands and tempo are high, but in return, you will receive innovative challenges, a supporting and fun team spirit and future career opportunities as the company is only in the start of the expansion phase.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process or the position, please contact Frida Åkerlund, Head of Insights. Please apply to the position by sending an e-mail and attaching your CV in English or Swedish. We look forward to your application as soon as possible.