Senior Principal, Zurich (Organizational Strategy )



Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.

Our 10,000 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions:

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Assessment and Succession
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership Development
  • Total Rewards

Business Change starts with people.

It is people that will drive that business transformation. Any planning and innovation poured into an organizations ambition is wasted if you don’t take the people along on the journey of change.

Here at Korn Ferry, we help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, ensure high performing executive teams, use effective data analytics, organizational effectiveness, design operating models, organizational change roles, and lead complex projects to drive effective change and transformation.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for Senior Principals to join a highly successful Financial Services Consulting Team in Switzerland.

You’ll be able to demonstrate expertise across all aspects of Organizational Strategy with a specialism in for example post-Merger & Acquisition transition, operating models, process re-engineering, organizational effectiveness alongside cultural transformation within a financial services environment.

You must be fluent in German and English (any other languages are welcomed)

The team design and implement meaningful transformation through truly understanding the genetic DNA of the organization.  Using our in-house digital tools, we dive deeply into employee perception and behaviours whilst analysing both processes and frameworks to uncover the true landscape.

We have recently led on a large and complex merger within the financial services arena.  Our team successfully aligned both corporate and core functions through establishing a new operating model, improved processes implementation and worked on changing the cultural mindsets to create that ‘one thinking’.

We have worked with a banking client to allow them to become more agile.  The team have designed the strategy and embedded effective change through coaching and training using appropriate methodologies,

Primary Responsibilities

  • Apply a commercial mindset in qualifying and pursuing opportunities as well as scoping, proposing and pricing for client value.
  • Scope, define, and lead transformation interventions using knowledge of the client and market, leveraging expertise in organizational design, analytics, process review, strategy implementation, change management, and behavioral/cultural change.
  • Build and lead collaborative, development-rich engagement teams, where people are stretched, challenged and coached to meet or exceed their potential.
  • Be the leadership example for collaboration and integration across KF, as well as the champion for inspiring a transformation mindset.
  • Actively look for opportunities to support the development of colleagues through mentoring, timely feedback and project-based development/coaching.


  • A relevant higher (Master’s or Doctorate) degree plus (7+ years) relevant work experience in a consultancy and/or a client Corporate Development function
  • Substantial experience solutioning and leading business transformation and strategy implementation interventions
  • Technical depth in one or more of the following: business transformation, strategy development and implementation, organizational design, change management,
  • Experience in working in/advising the financial services industry


If this is the new challenge you are looking for, and you are keen to join a forward thinking team within a highly collaborative environment, we’d love to hear from you.

Internal Mobility at Korn Ferry

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Korn Ferry is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative

Action Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

This opportunity is closed to applications.