DFDS Land-Based

Project Manager in Strategy & Consulting

Do you want to be part of an ambitious in-house strategy & consulting team with great colleagues? If so, this is the right place!

The Strategy & Consulting team (S&C) in DFDS supports the Executive Management and the different lines of business with consultancy services on various and very diverse strategic projects across the company. Our team consists of ex-management consultants driving projects of high strategic importance to DFDS spanning across strategy, M&A, operations, commercial and organizational topics.

To support this journey, we are looking to grow and strengthen our S&C team and are therefore seeking an ambitious strategy profile to join our team after summer. We expect you to be at graduate-level or graduate this summer (full time position).

The position

As a Project Manager, you will work alongside experienced ex-consultant colleagues and drive various types of projects. Your focus will be to support the business with all tasks needed for the project to become a success, this will include, but is not limited to:

  • Analytical work incl. problem solving, data analysis and business cases
  • Driving projects forward incl. project planning and management
  • Implementation of solutions and best practices
  • Involving, sparring, and coordinating with key stakeholders
  • Presenting key findings to e.g., executive management

Your role as an in-house consultant will vary. In some projects you will be responsible for driving the project forward, in others you will be part of a working group; analyzing issues and implementing solutions.

Examples of previous projects:

  • Strategic climate action plan to reduce DFDS’ environmental footprint
  • Development, test, and implementation of autonomous trucks in cooperation with Volvo
  • Commercial due diligence and integration of recent acquisition of HSF Logistics Group
  • Greenfield establishment of two new routes from France to Ireland and UK

To support your development as a consultant and prepare you for your next role in DFDS there is extensive training and development curriculum in place that consists of both internal and external trainings.

The job is based in DFDS’ Headquarters in Copenhagen, occasional travel to onsite locations across Europe will be necessary. You will be reporting to Andreas Björnsson, Head of Strategy & Consulting. Andreas Björnsson has a background from McKinsey & Co.

Qualifications

We take pride in a good atmosphere and teamwork meaning that it is important that you are ambitious, caring, sociable and highly capable of taking responsibility. You need to have a strong personal drive, a good sense of teamwork and general curiosity. We don’t expect you to have consulting experience, but that you have the willingness and mindset to learn the consulting toolbox.

Furthermore, we expect you to have:

  • Relevant professional experience during studies e.g., within business development, strategy, finance, Private Equity or similar
  • Master's degree for instance in business administration, economics, finance, or strategy, but could also be from a technical university
  • Top grades from your studies
  • Experience within Excel and PPT
  • Full professional proficiency in English

The team

We are a team of passionate ex-management consulting colleagues bringing experience from a multitude of industries and practices. The team appreciates spending time together and regularly arranges off-sites, dinners, and other social events. Furthermore, we take pride in a supporting professional environment where colleagues are always ready to help.

In the beginning of your career, you will work side-by-side to one of the Senior Project Managers, allowing you one-on-one coaching from the start. However, due to the relatively small size of the team, you will have a high degree of responsibility and exposure to the Executive Management from the beginning of your career. The team successfully transitions several colleagues into commercial roles in the business every year and is proud of the track record.

Company background

DFDS is a leading player in the shipping and logistics industry in Europe and is underway in a large green transition of its entire operations along with an extensive digitalization journey. Furthermore, DFDS has a strong continuing record of acquiring businesses, leading to a doubling in company size over the last 12 years. Our strategic projects support these journeys in an industry that is also undergoing significant change. This includes an all-encompassing sustainability transformation, digitizing a traditionally handheld industry, consolidation resulting in much M&A activity, rapid technology changes such as autonomous transport and many players pursuing value chain integration strategies – all things which will drastically change the industry landscape.

Sounds interesting?

Apply as soon as possible! Upload your CV, cover letter and transcripts. Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis, with first round expected end May. You are always welcome to reach out to our head of Strategy & Consulting Andreas Björnsson (anbjo@dfds.com) if you want to know more or have any questions.

Region:

Region Hovedstaden

Job type:

Permanent

Working hours:

Full-time

Working days:

Day

Application deadline:

29/05/2022

Expected Start Date:

01/08/2022

Location:

Copenhagen

Contacts:

Andreas Haldrup Bjoernsson