GTP - Strategy and Business Planning

As Trainee Strategy and Business Planning, you will benefit from the full Graduate Trainee Program offerings during your time at Vontobel.

Your opportunity

As Trainee Strategy and Business Planning, you will…

  • be part of the Vontobel’s strategy planning, role-out and tracking;

  • rotate through our teams in Corporate Development, Finance & Risk as well as Digital Investing;

  • use your analytical mindset to identify and implement business strategies that have impact on the entire organization;

  • get the chance to apply the learned analytical  methods within a specific business case in Digital Investing towards the end of your program;

  • have the chance to work with and present to Senior Stakeholders of Vontobel as well as members of different areas across the whole organization;

  • have the chance to start on October 1, 2021 and conclude the program by March 30, 2023 (18 months);

After completing this program, you will have gained a holistic overview of Vontobel, how we approach strategy development, tracking and also business planning, while having an impact across divisions on a company-wide level.

This program will boost your career start and will set you up successfully in any strategical and project management position after your traineeship. Potential entry positions after your traineeship could be within our Controlling, Digital Investing or Corporate Development Teams.

With this Trainee Program, you will be at the strategic pulse of Vontobel.

You will be joining three different teams with whom you will identify, develop and implement business strategies, having an impact on our organization.

Within the Corporate Development Team, you will be partnering with top management on strategy and corporate development and actively collaborate with teams across the organization. You will therefore contribute to the development of the Vontobel organization as a whole.

You will be leveraging market intelligence and data analytics to analyze industry trends and Identifying strategic opportunities including M&A. You will develop strategies on firm-wide level as well as supporting the development of specific business strategies. You will be running the Business Planning process and tracking and also have the chance to present to Senior Management.

You will then join our Controlling team, within our Finance and Risk unit, where you will right on time then be part of the annual planning of the following year. This will give you an understanding of KPI which are important to track and evaluate a business case. You will become acquainted with important controlling tools and apply them in practice and also support the development of the business by providing the management with relevant information and insight.

You will then join our Digital Investing client unit. Digital Investing is currently in start up phase. It bundles different investment solutions for private investors either directly or via ecosystems. It focuses on the successful end-client business with structured products and complements it with a broader investment perspective. During your rotation in Digital Investing, you will apply your knowledge you will have gained in your prior 2 modules and specifically join and help define the unit’s business and budget planning for 2023-2025.

Your teams will be located at Gotthardstrasse 43, Zurich.


Your background includes...

  • a Master’s degree;

  • studies of Business, Management, Finance or equivalent;

  • at least one experience in a strategy management consulting company, and/or strategical business planning/ controlling;


  • have a feel for numbers and understanding implications;

  • are not afraid to ‘get your hands dirty’;

  • are a resilient professional, you deal with ambiguity and are able to work under pressure;

  • a master in conceptual thinking, with the drive and tenacity to deliver on any given projects;

  • are an independent thinker, you can challenge the status quo and bring new concepts and ideas;

  • are English speaking (further languages are a plus);

  • are authorized to work in the EU or Switzerland, we welcome candidates with an international background;

Please note: We only consider complete applications (with CV, high school/matura certificate (with grades), as well as Bachelor/Master certificates (with grades).


Hiring manager

Katrin Koch, Head Corporate Development at Vontobel, will be your program mentor during your trainee program. She joined Vontobel in 2019 and has been crucial in leading the strategy planning, role-out and tracking on a global level.


Thank you for the time to consider Vontobel. We appreciate you taking the time to submit your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will carefully assess your application and will respond to you in a timely manner.

If you have any question you can contact us through our contact form.



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