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At a Glance

Uppers

“Be part of a small group of colleagues than are more like friends than colleagues.”

“Freedom to develop yourself.”

“Super interesting projects, great colleagues, fantastic outlook.”

Downers

“Gender imbalance at senior levels, lack of representation.”

“Lacking compensation, limited international mobility.”

“Same topic to deal with, narrow topic and sector to deal with.”

The Buzz

“Leader within pricing.”

“Great team spirit.”

“Very focused in and excellent at what they do.”

About Simon-Kucher & Partners Europe

 

Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global consulting firm specializing in strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. The firm focuses on TopLine Power® by helping clients to boost their top line instead of cutting costs. With about 1,400 employees and offices all over the world, their practice is built on evidence-based, practical strategies for profit improvement. The firm is regarded as the world's leading pricing advisor and thought leader. In addition to pricing, Simon-Kucher works to streamline marketing and sales for clients, and assists them in developing corporate strategies. The company has conducted projects for clients in almost all countries.

Unlike cost-cutting initiatives, Simon-Kucher’s work in growing clients’ revenue and profit has no natural limits. As long as consumers, technologies, and business environments keep changing, companies will need help with monetizing their products.

Digital

Simon-Kucher has worked for several unicorns, helping them to monetize innovations, accelerate growth, design loyalty programs and business models, and to package and price their offering – in short, to boost their top line. 

In the digital age, there are tremendous opportunities to maximize growth. Simon-Kucher analyzes and implements solutions in all key phases of the sales funnel: from marketing to sales, from personalization to loyalty, from pricing to segmentation. The firm’s experienced digital consultants, industry experts, data scientists, and technology advisors use both data and qualitative insights as a starting point to work on any business challenge.

Company Culture

Simon-Kucher’s common values include integrity, respect, team spirit, and entrepreneurship. Employees on all levels especially live up to the latter: All of the partners are not only owners of the company, they are also entrepreneurs in the truest sense of the word. Every day, they are driving forward the firm’s economic success and future development.

Looking at the corporate strategy, Simon-Kucher practices what it preaches and applies the same philosophy to their own business that they recommend to clients through their publications. Simon-Kucher is not a general strategy shop, and does not take on projects such as cost-cutting or restructuring that require skills outside of their specialized scope. Simon-Kucher remains committed to growth in its own niche, building on existing client relationships, attracting new clients, expanding into new industries, and opening offices in emerging and developed markets, all the while focusing on what they do best: pricing, sales and marketing strategies – an approach they refer to as TopLine Power®.

 

COVID-19 Update

First of all we would like to thank all healthcare professionals world-wide who have been going the extra mile for months!

Simon-Kucher has completed the hiring for most of its 2020 Consultant, Central Functions and Intern positions. We will commence the hiring process for any remaining 2020 as well as all 2021 positions in a few months. For an up-to-date view of all active requisitions please visit our career portal on our website.

We wish you all the best in the current crisis, stay healthy and positive!

In the News

Simon-Kucher on a Steady Growth Path

The global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners ended the 2020 financial year with an annual revenue of 361.5 million euros (406.2 million US dollars). This equals a growth rate of one percent compared to the previous year, with the Life Sciences division reporting the largest increase in revenue (19 percent). “2020 wasn’t an easy year for any company or industry,” says co-CEO Mark Billige. “We weren’t able to achieve what we had originally planned for the previous year. But despite the ongoing crisis, we are optimistic for 2021 and expect we’ll be able to quickly find our way back to our usual double-digit growth -- thanks in no small part to our strong team of committed and motivated employees.”

On January 1, 2021, Simon-Kucher elected 18 new partners worldwide (eight in Europe, six in the Americas, and four in Asia), bringing the total number of partners to over 140. 

The management consultancy also has plans to expand in terms of offices. The opening of a location in Berlin is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, making it Simon-Kucher’s 41st office worldwide and the 6th office in Germany.

Simon-Kucher Named Best Consultancy in Marketing and Sales

In the study “Germany’s Best Consultants” (https://wgmb.org/studien-2021-management-berater/), ran by the research institute Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft for Management and Beratung (WGMB) and published in the business monthly manager magazin, the global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners has won first place in the category “Marketing & Sales”. Simon-Kucher once again takes the leading position and ranks ahead of other top players in the consulting industry.

 Simon-Kucher elects two new board members

Simon-Kucher & Partners has elected two new partners to their leadership board. Dr. Allison Dupuy and Dirk Kars began their terms on January 1, 2021. “We are very excited to welcome Allison and Dirk to the leadership board”, says CEO Mark Billige. “They bring a wealth of experience and a new perspective with them.”

Dupuy holds current leadership positions as the Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher’s San Francisco office and US Head of the Healthcare and Life Sciences division. She is a member of the Global Pharma and Biotech Practice, the US Leadership Team, and the Life Sciences Leadership Team. She is a global pricing and market access expert and trusted advisor of leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies across a wide range of therapeutic areas. She is also a driving force in Simon-Kucher’s global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) committee.

Kars is the Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher’s Cologne office. He advises pharmaceutical and biotech clients ranging from large key accounts to small startups on global pricing, contracting, and market access strategies. His areas of expertise include orphan drugs and innovative gene therapies.

Why Work Here

Our Work

Simon-Kucher stands for TopLine Power®, and our mission is to boost our clients’ revenues and profits. In the 1980s, we were the first consulting firm to use scientific methods to optimize product and service prices in real-world business situations. Today, we specialize in all four growth levers: strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. Thanks to our unrelenting focus, we have more experience in our areas of expertise than any other consultancy. Each year, we conduct a variety of more than 1,000 projects on these topics. Seeing clients succeed is what drives us, and we serve companies seamlessly around the world. Our experts work across all industries, regions, and continents, and for companies of all sizes, including hidden champions and unicorns.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Europe

Willy-Brandt-Allee 13
Bonn 53113
Phone: +49 (0)228 9843 0

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
CEOs: Mark Billige & Dr. Andreas von der Gathen
2020 Employees (All Locations): 1,400

Major Office Locations

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Barcelona, Spain
Bonn, Germany
Brussels, Belgium
Cologne, Germany
Copenhagen, Denmark
Frankfurt, Germany
Geneva, Switzerland
Hamburg, Germany
Istanbul, Turkey
London, United Kingdom
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Madrid, Spain
Milan, Italy
Munich, Germany
Oslo, Norway
Paris, France
Stockholm, Sweden
Vienna, Austria
Warsaw, Poland
Zurich, Switzerland

Major Departments & Practices

FOCUS AREAS

Marketing

Pricing

Sales

Strategy

CORE INDUSTRIES

Life Sciences

Consumer/Retail

Leisure/Travel/Tourism

Banking

Industrial/Technology

Software/IT/Internet/Media

Chemicals/Construction

Automotive

Insurance

Telco & Energy/Utilities

Logistics & Business Services