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What strategy would you use to boost sales in one of Sweden’s most popular brands? What advice would you give management in a leading e-commerce company on how to retain their customers? How would you design a loyalty programme for one of Sweden’s largest travel companies? What challenges would you point out to the media groups of the future?

We who work at Differ are strategy consultants focusing on top line issues in our daily work. We would go as far as to claim that becoming a consultant is one of the best career choices you could make. Working as a consultant not only gives you a broad awareness of different industries, markets and organizations, but also means working in an environment where you are constantly learning and facing new challenges on a daily basis, that develops you both on a professional and personal level. You can read about what it’s like to work as a consultant at Differ and find out what the company can offer you under our Employer Value Proposition. We would like to hear from you, regardless of whether you are just taking your first steps on the career ladder or have many years experience of strategic consulting.

APPLICATION

Does Differ appeal to you? Send an application to karriar@differ.se! The application should contain the following:

  • Cover letter in Swedish or English

  • Resumé in Swedish or English

  • High school and university grades and certificates

CASE BASED RECRUITMENT PROCESS

The candidates that best fit the profile we are looking for will be invited to an interview. We don’t have any fixed recruitment periods and carry out interviews on an ongoing basis. All candidates, whatever their level, go through the same process. The recruitment process consists of interviews and business cases that are both quantitative and qualitative. Throughout the process you are given the opportunity to meet several people from Differ, enabling you to get a clear picture of the company and us who work here. Our business cases relate to the kind of problems and challenges that you may well be working on if you join Differ. This could involve anything from solving simple maths problems to providing a rationale for a brand valuation or a strategic business decision.

There are often several possible solutions to a case. What we are interested in is how you approach the problem, the assumptions you make and whether you have an understanding of the factors that are central to solving the problem. Since we can only make a judgement based on what we see and hear, it is important that you clearly explain the reasoning behind your solution to the people you meet here.

If anything is unclear in the information provided for the case, or if you don’t understand what the interviewer is saying, don’t hesitate to ask follow-up questions to clarify. If you get stuck, always go back to the beginning and make a fresh start using a different approach. Good luck!

Employer Value Proposition

We offer a work environment that focuses on personal development and ongoing skill building. We do this by facilitating both informal and formal development. By informal development we mean that we ensure that senior and junior colleagues work together on projects, and by maintaining a lot of confidence in our staff and giving them significant responsibility, regardless of their previous experience. We offer formal development via our internal mentoring programme, an explicit feedback culture, and participation in our performance and development systems. Although we are constantly growing, we are careful about preserving the strengths we have as a small company – a non-hierarchical structure that allows everyone to contribute and influence both their own development and the development of the company.

We offer exciting assignments in projects that create significant value for our clients’ businesses. This is possible because we are strategic consultants focusing on top line issues. We understand brand building, the factors influencing customer experiences, and the driving forces behind revenue generation. We work on the same type of assignments and for the same clients as the large, international firms. We have the same analytical approach and methods, but our problem solving is more creative and flexible. In addition, we have a better work-life balance, a more even distribution of internal responsibilities and a more humble attitude towards clients and colleagues.

We offer market level salaries and generous remuneration models that apply to all employees. We facilitate this by offering starting salaries combined with performance-based pay. In addition, we let all our people get a share of our financial success, regardless of their experience or how long they have been working for the company.

We offer benefits that focus on health, flexibility and long-term security. We do this by paying into an pension scheme for all employees and by ensuring that all are covered by an insurance package. Because Differ is concerned about the health and wellbeing of its staff, employees are also offered a generous wellness allowance, parental pay during parental leave and much more.

We offer employment in a small entrepreneurial business that is part of a larger group. Together with our sister companies within Xlent Consulting Group, we employ more than 300 consultatns and our success has enabled us to grow larger every year. We are based in a very nice office in Regeringsgatan in Stockholm. Our clients are spread across the Nordic region.

We offer a work environment characterised by development, humility and community. We are able to do this because over the years we have always been able to attract and retain people whose “brain, heart and legs are in the right place”. This means that we at Differ value people who are analytical and creative problem solvers, social people who build relationships and people who are driven, courageous and ready for a challenge. This has been a major contributing factor to our positive culture. It is clear that the people who work here play a huge part in our success and the atmosphere is much appreciated both internally and externally.