Fiskars Group’s purpose is to make the everyday extraordinary. With our family of lifestyle brands including Fiskars, Gerber, Iittala, Royal Copenhagen, Waterford, and Wedgwood, we want to create a positive, lasting impact on our quality of life. Our products are available in more than 100 countries and we employ around 7,600 people in over 30 countries.

Scandinavian Living Business, part of Fiskars Living Business is looking for a

VP, Business & Product Management, Royal Copenhagen

To lead our Royal Copenhagen Business team in Glostrup, Denmark.

Summary of the job:

The VP, Business & Product Management, Royal Copenhagen has the responsibility to lead the Royal Copenhagen brand and business in an international environment. In this role, you lead and drive collaboration between business and functions such as Sales teams, Marketing, Finance, Consumer Insight, Design, NPD and Supply Chain colleagues as well as with external stakeholders. Your key responsibilities include driving the Royal Copenhagen sales & business development both short and long term, leading the Royal Copenhagen business team’s daily work in Glostrup, acting as an ambassador for the Royal Copenhagen brand both internally and externally and as a senior leader within the Fiskars Group support the company in the execution of the Fiskars Group strategy. Next to the business responsibility, you also lead the NPD team and the Creative Director. 

We are looking for a colleague with strong business acumen, who enjoys working in a dynamic and challenging environment, has sales oriented and flexible mind-set, is a strong team player, able to work in a changing business and has the ability and willingness to lead change. We are working in a matrix organization in an international context, so you should be a relationship builder, have strong social and negotiation skills and be motivated and experienced to lead an international team. Besides your own and the Scandinavian Living business team, you will be working closely as well as with your colleagues from the English and Crystal Living business as well as within Fiskars Group. As in any leader role inFiskars Group, it is crucial, that you will consistently uphold Fiskars values and leadership behaviors and role model them every day. You will be part of the Scandinavian Living management team and report to the SVP, Scandinavian Living Business. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Creating the brand and category strategy (incl. pricing, distribution and channel strategy) in accordance with the Living business plans and supporting Fiskars Group strategy

  • Managing the overall offering structure, the roles of the different product lines and implications to the NPD/OPD roadmap

  • Leading the offering and value proposition creation process according to the brand strategy

  • Leading the development of commercial concepts, success models and 4P guidelines

  • Leading the development of new/existing own retail concept development according to the defined channel strategy

  • Ensures the completeness of all go-to-market deliverables

  • Managing the lifecycle and efficiency of the existing offering

  • Approving the Sales & Operational forecast and inventory levels

  • Steering activities through business analytics and clearly defined KPIs

  • Setting the marketing investment budgets for the brand 

  • Manages the launch and key promotional budget

  • Leading the Royal Copenhagen business & NPD team

Expectation for the role:

  • A relevant University Degree in Business Management or Marketing

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in leading a business and brand 

  • Ability to think and work analytically and strategically yet creatively, with commercial mindset

  • Well organized with a can-do approach to getting things done, walking the talk

  • Ability to create team spirit and commitment within a world class team

  • Understanding of retail and branded consumer goods business & trade

  • Experience in formulating strategies and concepts, and working in a global matrix organization

  • Credible, professional and articulate, with superior communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience of change management & working in entrepreneurial environment is preferable

  • Demonstrated values based, collaborative leadership style
  • Strong English skills, since it is our daily working language

Applications: Please apply via link below no later than July 15th. We are also interviewing candidates during the application period. For more information about the role, please contact Leni Valsta, SVP, Scandinavian Living Business +358 50 575 5685.

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Add date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 04:00
Start date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 07:00
End date: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 21:59