Head of Strategy

  • Business & Operations
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Head of Strategy

Job description

At StuDocu, our mission is to empower everyone to excel at their studies by providing the best tools to study more efficiently. StuDocu is the world’s leading community for university students. Every month we help more than 15+ million university students to get smarter, faster. After rapid and profitable growth in the Netherlands (under the StudeerSnel.nl brand) we are now taking the rest of the world by storm fuelled by a further investment of 50 million USD.

The role of the Head of Strategy will be to support the Management Team in the continued development and roll-out of the company’s strategy. This, among other things, will involve research, data analysis, project management, and preparation of materials for decision making. The Strategy Manager will be supporting the Management Team to extend the bandwidth of management allowing for even stronger execution on new initiatives, and a deeper understanding of challenges. The Head of Strategy will be able to directly impact the strategy and major decisions with significant exposure to key leaders in the company.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Overseeing the existing strategic planning process (OKRs).
  • Identifying growth opportunities, assessing industry and competitive landscape.
  • Developing senior and board-level presentations.
  • Continuous awareness and scouting for opportunities in the key metrics of the business.
  • Drafting of documents and materials of priority for management.
  • Trailblazing on-the-go research ideas and strategic projects.

Why you are going to love it here:

  • You will be at the forefront of assembling the team behind a product that aids millions of students worldwide to excel at their studies. StuDocu is set to become an industry leader in the EdTech space.
  • You will learn every day, interacting with a great international team of talented and ambitious people. You will have a huge impact and a clear footprint.
  • We are based in a nice and bright office in the heart of Amsterdam with a large garden, right beside the canals.
  • We work hard to make the world a better place and we celebrate success. We throw great parties and team events (even virtual ones).
  • And so many other reasons!

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still interviewing and hiring, but all conversations will obviously be via video call! For now, StuDocu adopted a flexible remote-first policy, but we still require our 75+ employees to be located in or near Amsterdam in the Netherlands (we are supporting the relocation process). We encourage our employees to visit the office once every other week to build relationships and socialize while abiding by the safety rules. When it's safe again, you will be able to take full advantage of our bright office in the centre of Amsterdam with canals, restaurants, and cafes right around the corner.


  • Entrepreneurial mindset, always driven to improve the status quo.
  • Project management skills, ability to multitask.
  • Financial analysis and advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Marketing and Digital Product Experience.
  • Strong analytical skills, including knowledge of SQL.
  • Ability to structure complex business problems in a logical manner.
  • Ability to drive work independently with little structure.
  • Ability to quickly change course and work on various projects at a time.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Quick decision-making skills.