We would like to extend a very warm thank you to the following companies. We are proud to call them our partners for the Business Game St.Gallen 2017!
BDO Switzerland – Godfather Partner
The Company in Brief
With 33 branches in the German, French and Italian speaking parts of Switzerland and more than 1’000 employees, BDO Ltd is one of the leading Swiss managed companies with expertise in accounting, auditing, tax, legal, outsourcing and management consultancy. Our customers are small- and medium-sized companies as well as large companies for selected services. We serve Trade, Industry, Banks, Public Institutions and NPOs. Our key competences also include national and international Tax Advice, Corporate Finance, Real Estate and ABACUS ERP.
As a member of the BDO network, we deliver all the flexibility, specialist expertise, closeness and personal service of a local firm, together with the capabilities, network and strength of the large scale global players. With 32 offices nationwide, our branch network is the most extensive in the sector. For cross-border transactions, we can draw on the support of the global BDO network which is the world’s fifth largest accountancy network. We have an excellent partner to staff ratio, with 56’000 people working with our clients and offering challenging, ethical and practical advice from 1’264 offices in 144 countries.
We earn our clients’ trust every single day by providing tangible, tried-and-tested services that are implemented under close supervision with the aim of optimising effectiveness and results. Thus our advisors become consultant entrepreneurs and people in whom our clients have confidence. With our long-term thinking and our orientation towards quality we are the leader for exceptional client service. An average client relation of over 25 years is a strong proof for this.
You and BDO
At BDO, you won’t be just another number – or just another face. You will have the opportunity to stand out and make a distinct impact. Smaller client service teams and an excellent partner-to-staff ratio contribute to an environment where our associates’ work is noticed – by peers, partners and clients. As a client-focused company, we can offer a unique corporate culture, exceptional development options at home and abroad, variety and networking opportunities to a wide range of people in a variety of industries. This offer is topped off by an attractive benefits package.
Swarovski – Challenge Partner
Since 1895, Swarovski has been a trendsetting company and the world’s leading producer of cut crystal, genuine gemstones and created stones. Its products are cherished by designers and consumers for their innovation and perfection. The name Swarovski is synonymous for quality and creativity all over the world. As an employer, Swarovski provides an international environment, a wide range of competitive benefits and incentives, development programs and career opportunities, while still focusing on the solid basis of a traditional family business.
(Number of employees: 31’000)
Beneath the Swarovski Crystal Business, the Swarovski Group comprises Swarovski Optik, which produces precision optical instruments such as telescopes and binoculars and Tyrolit, a leading producer of grinding, sawing, drilling and dressing tools as well as a provider of tools and machines.
Where our retail business grows
Swarovski Crystal business is a € 2.6 billion global business, with 26’000 employees and 2’680 stores around 170 countries. Our jewelry and products are available worldwide through our retail boutiques as well as our online shops. Swarovski Männedorf is at the forefront of placing our products into the hands of our consumers.
Swarovski and Männedorf
(Number of employees: 500)
The Consumer Goods Business (CGB) and Finance & Administration (F&A) headquarter is located along lake Zurich, approx. 25 kilometres outside the city of Zurich. As a central hub for Product, Marketing, Communication, Finance, Human Resources, Procurement and Project Management professionals, we embrace diversity with a nearly 70% female employee population and 47 nationalities. For our more than 500 employees, we offer 250 different jobs in 13 job families.
Careers at Swarovski
Our commitment: inspiring passion
At Swarovski, we value people who show a real passion for what they do, and who inspire that passion in colleagues and customers. When you join Swarovski, you become part of something big: as a company and in our teams, we live the family values. Wherever you go, you will find an environment, where personal passion drives company performance.
Empowering your entrepreneurial spirit
We need people who always strive for brilliant results. Whatever your role is, we will encourage you to reinvent and reinvigorate; achieving the best for Swarovski and you. In addition, we will reward you with the opportunity to learn and grow. We recognize that your personal growth is key to our business success – we aim at continually developing our people, whether through on-the-job learning, international assignments or our own Leadership Academy.
Celebrating what you do and how you do it
We recognize and reward individuals and teams at all levels who approach their job with true passion, live our values and drive performance. We place high value on creating and maintaining a high performance culture ensuring that individuals, teams and the entire organization can realize their maximum performance potential in an inclusive and sustainable way. As a result, we are able to offer market-competitive salary packages and a wide assortment of benefits to suit your lifestyle, depending on where you are located.
Parsaco Consulting – Challenge Partner
Parsaco Consulting is active in the increasingly popular fast casual F&B sector of the Swiss market. Currently the group operates 20 restaurants across 3 critically acclaimed concepts: Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Company, Burrito Brothers Gourmet Mexican Kitchen, and a hip new vegetarian concept called Bad Hunter. From Fall 2016, Parsaco also operates Montreux Jazz Café’s newest location.
We are dedicated to making tasty, wholesome and affordable food by using the finest and freshest Swiss ingredients from regional farmers and suppliers when possible, which also allows us to minimize our environmental footprint.
We are determined to set new standards in the F&B industry in Switzerland/Abroad and contribute to making it a greener and more sustainable world.
Join our Fast Food Revolution, and help us usher in a new, tastier, unprocessed era for food!
Swiss International Air Lines – Challenge Partner
Swiss International Air Lines is the national airline of Switzerland. It serves 105 destinations in 49 countries all over the world from Zurich and Geneva. With a fleet of 94 aircrafts, SWISS transports approximately 16 million passengers every year.
As the airline of Switzerland, SWISS is a byword for traditional Swiss values. True to its roots, the company is dedicated to providing the highest possible quality in all its products and services. With its manageable medium size, SWISS is also optimally equipped to remain as close as possible to its customers and meet their individual needs. SWISS is committed on various fronts to the careful and sustainable use of natural resources, and regards a responsible attitude to the environment as an integral part of its corporate culture. As part of the Lufthansa Group and a member of Star Alliance, SWISS remains true to its mission of providing quality air services that link Switzerland with Europe and the world.
Working at SWISS
It’s the little differences that make working at SWISS so appealing. The fact, for example, that we treat every detail with care, see quality in terms of hospitality and view nationality through an international lens. In a similar way, we see variety as richness, a job as an experience and SWISS as a world of inspiration. You too will be stimulated by our special working environment – one in which, wherever you are, you’ll always feel: Truly SWISS … where people matter.
SWISS Job Variety
When Switzerland-wide becomes worldwide, and when collegiality becomes a true sense of ‘we’ – that is SWISS.
We offer a wide range of possibilities for those fond of flying to provide the best service in trusted Swiss quality – not only in the air but also on the ground. Whether in marketing, finance, law, cargo, HR or technology – in any area, you can do something locally to fascinate millions of passengers around the world. In the middle of an atmosphere defined in particular by variety – of cultures, perceptions, experiences and expertise. Because that, too, is SWISS: we are not only a platform for intercontinental connections, but also an important hub for professional opportunity in air travel.
Syngenta – Challenge Partner
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28’000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/syngenta.
Why join us?
Our challenge is to help our customers grow more food with fewer resources in a sustainable way. To find new solutions, products and services to meet our customers’ most pressing needs, we need to be innovative, ambitious and courageous.
Working for Syngenta provides plenty of opportunities to participate in a wide variety of projects, tackling important issues at the cutting edge of our industry. Our team members have the potential to gain international exposure, whether that’s developing a global career or working alongside colleagues from over 90 countries worldwide.
We offer rewarding job roles and career opportunities that encourage personal and professional growth in an exciting and evolving workplace. Once you have joined Syngenta, we support self-development, continuous learning, and active self-management of your career.
If you share our commitment, we offer rewarding and exciting careers in one of the world’s most essential industries.
Please find the partners of the Business Game St.Gallen 2016 here.