Country Manager

Country Manager to Ekornes

Poolia is recruiting a proactive and business-oriented Country Manager to Ekornes in charge of the Stressless product range in Sweden. The position is full-time. Preferably, you could start within three months. Please apply as soon as possible.

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You are offered a challenging and developing position in a successful company. You will work with a professional and dedicated team.

There are currently two regional Stressless Sales Managers in Sweden, who will be direct reports to the Country Manager. You will directly cover a region in addition to the responsibilities as Country Manager, and to travel throughout Sweden to support the other Sales Managers when required.

The Country Manager will:

• Have responsibility and accountability for the Swedish market
• Lead a team responsible for the distribution of the Stressless brand – overall sales and marketing, media planning, brand positioning and customer service
• Define the direction, goals and strategy of Stressless within the Swedish market specifically, managing change throughout the business
• Develop and implementing successful marketing strategies to increase brand strength, awareness and loyalty
• Strengthening existing partnerships as well as identifying potential new routes to market
• Create consumer focused win-win initiatives that enhance both Stressless and customer profitability
• Work closely with our retail partners to ensure product presentation is according to brand guidelines
• Track distribution monthly and maintain competitive information for entire region/market
• Train and educate distributor sales personnel on all aspects of selling the brand

The role reports to the Senior Vice President Europe & Asia Pacific.

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Vem är du?

The ideal candidate is sales driven with a track record within a wholesale as well as ideally retail operation. You probably have previous experience from the furniture industry or adjacent product experience.

It is important that you understand mid to high end brand and target customer.

We believe that that you have experience of working within an international matrix organization. You also could work at pace in a relatively flat structured organization where there are no “hiding places”.

To be successful in the position we believe that you have the following abilities:

• Business, sales and result oriented
• Analytical, strategic approach to identify new opportunities for growth
• Excellent relationship building, communication and networking skills
• Strong leadership skills with evidence of inspiring, motivating and coaching sales teams
• Analyzing, planning, organizing and prioritizing

Om verksamheten

Ekornes AS is the largest furniture manufacturer in Norway and owns such brand names as Ekornes®, Stressless® Svane® and IMG. Stressless® is one of the world’s most well-known furniture brands, while Ekornes®, Stressless® and Svane® are the best-known brands in the Norwegian furniture market. Manufacturing takes place at the Group’s 9 factories, four of which are in Norway, the others being in USA, Lithuania, Thailand and Vietnam. The Group’s products are sold in large parts of the world through its own sales companies or importers.

2017 revenue of NOK 3.1 bn and EBIT margin of 10.0%. Approximately 2 140 employees and sales in 43 countries.

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