Business Strategy Specialist - Pre-Trade Strategy (f/m/d)

Deutsche Börse AG • Frankfurt am Main

Learn. Develop. Grow. But always: Share value

Join our international team that drives positive change, united by a spirit of openness and curiosity. We empower you to have an impact and to grow – personally and professionally. With us, you work at the heart of financial systems and evolve the way markets operate. We’re excited about the future because we are the ones shaping it. Let´s do this together by sharing value!

Who we are

Tracing its origins to 1585, Deutsche Börse Group has become one of the world’s leading exchange organisations and an innovative market infrastructure provider. In this role, we provide investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. By creating trust in the markets of today and tomorrow we foster growth and contribute to the prosperity of future generations. What’s your part in all this? With your commitment you contribute to the success of our unique business model: offering a wide range of products, services and technologies, covering the entire value chain of global financial markets.

Frankfurt am Main

Your career at Deutsche Börse Group

Field of activity
Deutsche Börse Group’s pre-trade area comprises with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Qontigo two global leading companies empowering investors, corporates and banks with corporate governance, ESG, market intelligence, index and portfolio risk analytics solutions. 
Both companies find themselves in a dynamic market environment and are part of Deutsche Börse’s organic and inorganic focus growth areas, in line with growth strategy “Compass 2023”.

ISS empowers investors and companies to build for long-term and sustainable growth by providing high-quality data (incl. ESG), analytics and insight. ISS is today the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions (incl. ESG) and market intelligence for institutional investors and corporations globally. Its client base includes many of the world’s leading institutional investors who rely on ISS’ objective and impartial ESG and governance research, market intelligence, data and analytics as well as public companies focused on ESG and governance risk mitigation as a shareholder value enhancing measure.

Through its subsidiary Qontigo, Deutsche Börse Group offers an innovative range of index and analytics products with global coverage. Qontigo was formed by combining the well known brands STOXX, DAX and Axioma. STOXX and DAX indices provide transparent, reliable information on trends in companies’ share prices, offering an indicator of business success or serve as benchmark for assessing investment strategies. Axioma offers a range of best-in-class investment management solutions consisting i.a. of market-leading portfolio and risk analytics software solutions, portfolio attribution and multi-asset class enterprise risk management.

The Pre-Trade Strategy team serves as competence center to ensure cohesive strategy development and implementation for the pre-trade area within the overall Deutsche Börse Group strategic framework. 
It has the responsibility to initiate strategic execution with stakeholders and business areas, or, for selected initiatives with major business impact, to drive forward implementation. 



  • Support the development of Deutsche Börse’s long-term global organic and inorganic growth strategy in Deutsche Börse’s pre-trade area
  • Implementation and co-ordination of projects with strategic relevance, including project sourcing, development and planning
  • Preparation of strategic market analyses, decision proposals, status reports for senior management and for respective management meetings
  • Monitoring and pro-active continuous improvement of strategy development and implementation processes
  • Support key strategic projects to ensure in-time and in-budget implementation


Qualifications/required skills

  • University degree in economics, business administration, or equivalent with excellent results
  • At least one year of experience in strategy consulting, research or corporate strategy/ M&A
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge regarding relevance and functioning of capital markets as well as in-depth understanding of business principles and processes
  • Focus on delivery with results-oriented and structured approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work under pressure with high degree of reliability and autonomy
  • High commitment, motivation and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong analytical skills and good knowledge of quantitative tools and methods
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal, ability to communicate effectively across all seniority levels in English

Why Deutsche Börse Group?

We are committed to providing a work environment which makes our employees both feel at ease and reach their full potential. Our standards go far beyond simply matching candidates with the right position.

Careers with a future

Whether you are an apprentice, a trainee, a young or experienced professional – with us your career is off to a good start that holds many different paths to develop and reach the next level. Your professional future is in your hands – as a manager, expert or project manager. You can count on our support as well as further education and training measures.

Diversity & Inclusion

We embrace diversity. As the cornerstone of our success, your contribution counts – irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual preference and identity.

Exciting, cutting-edge projects

“Boredom” is a concept unknown to us. With us you are part of a company that is shaping the future and where you can make a difference and actively participate – by supporting companies and start-ups going public, developing trading technologies or designing the cloud infrastructure for a highly regulated environment.

Guiding principles

We at Deutsche Börse create trust in the markets of today and tomorrow. Our collaborative efforts are defined by integrity, responsibility and transparency as well as by mutual respect and appreciation, both within our organisation and externally.

International environment

Our market infrastructures are connected globally: whether in Singapore, London, Chicago, Luxembourg or Dubai – working with us means collaborating with colleagues and teams across 40 locations from more than 100 nations

Meal allowance

We take care of your culinary well-being. With our meal allowance you can choose from a variety of dishes in our staff restaurant or get your breakfast or snacks in the bistro for that extra boost of energy in between. Drinks such as tea, coffee, water and juice are available free of charge.

Pension scheme

We top up your pension! You will be registered at BVV, to which we pay a monthly pension allowance for you. Furthermore, you have the option to pay an additional part of your salary to increase the amount of your future pension payment.

Security and growth

Our company is experiencing healthy growth, not least due to our diversified business model. As a globally active exchange organiser, we provide market participants with consistently safe infrastructures that stimulate growth along the entire value chain. For you this means: a secure and promising workplace!

Team spirit

Our employees work in great teams and therefore enjoy working with us. This is reflected in our annual employee surveys. No matter how great the challenges posed by the markets might be – we support each other, work together closely to successfully complete projects and face change with a positive, collaborative approach.

Work-life balance

We offer a work environment, in which professional and private life can interact individually. Flexible working time models, allowance for childcare, working remotely, studying alongside your job or part-time models – we give you the opportunity to adapt your job to your life situation.

Campus Recruiting

Campus Recruiting

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Recruiting Team

Recruiting Team

Take your career to the next level with us and embrace new challenges!


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