Retail and Wholesale, Sales, Sports and Recreation
MULTICHANNEL LEADERSHIP POSITION IN A SUSTAINABLE PIONEERING APPAREL BUSINESS
Are you looking for a new challenge as a senior leader? Does an authentic story, seriously awesome product and the opportunity to drive the successful performance of the Icebreaker business across the US and Canada sound appealing?
If you're a passionate and successful collaborative leader who wants a rewarding leadership position with a greater sense of purpose and connection, then keep reading as this opportunity might be just what you're looking for in 2018.
We’re hiring a GM/VP – North America based out of our North America Head Office in Gastown, Vancouver, Canada to take responsibility for leading our North American business across wholesale, retail and eCommerce.
Reporting to our Global Brand President, Greg Smith, you’ll also be responsible for:
The overall wholesale sales, DTC and e-commerce business strategies for Icebreaker’s North American business including full P&L responsibility. Set high expectations and create an environment that maximizes results, achieves strategic and financial plans, and motivates people to succeed.
Directing the development and execution of strategy that maximises the performance of all functional areas within the North American region, including inventory management, store and wholesale management, operations, finance, marketing.
Developing a high performing team and building a strong bench for critical roles.
Developing effective working relationships with senior leaders at major customers, including national retailers and department stores. Establish and uphold the brands distribution segmentation strategy for brand growth.
What we can offer you
Lead a truly authentic, purpose driven brand in a key region
Become part of the global VF team
A close-knit, fun and high performing team
Future career development opportunities within our global business
We care about our relationships with nature and each other. We are a fast moving, nimble business– the people on our team are here because they want to make a difference and work hard and creatively to make that happen. We are not perfect, we have heaps of work to do. We like people who can think big and strategic and also get their hands dirty.
We’re a world leader in merino clothing and supply our outdoor, performance sport and active lifestyle ranges to more than 4,500 stores across 47 countries. We are headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand with regional offices in Vancouver, BC in Canada, Portland, OR in the United States and Munich in Germany. We also have smaller satellite offices in Zurich in Switzerland, Annecy in France and Melbourne in Australia. We have recently become part of VF Corporation and are excited about what being part of the amazing portfolio of brands will offer us in terms of best in class industry knowledge and global career opportunities for our people.
At Icebreaker, sustainability isn't just a feature of our products. It's in the values and design of our business. View our Transparency Report for more information.
If this opportunity feels like the type of job you’re passionate about, and it fits with your skills and experience, please click apply below to send us your CV with a covering letter explaining why you'd be right for Icebreaker.
The recruitment of this position is being managed by Philippa Irvine, Talent Scout. For any queries, contact Philly directly on +64 21 564 691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your past life
Equivalent 10+ years relevant leadership experience
Proven success consistently achieving outstanding sales results and profitable and sustainable retail growth through the introduction of a structured selling system and focus on creating exceptional experiences for every customer
Proven success in hiring, building and motivating high performing, sales and service oriented retail teams
Tools in your belt
Strong understanding of the region and the business environment
Strong financial acumen including the ability to create budgets and sales targets and manage P&L
Exceptional change management capability including ability to effectively lead teams through change
Ability to travel both locally and overseas and spend time on the road, working remotely
Internal Number: E1644
When you join Icebreaker, you join a community. We’re a community of passionate, authentic and adventurous achievers bringing quality, performance apparel to the world, ethically and sustainably.
In 1995 we pioneered the merino performance apparel industry from New Zealand’s windy little capital. Today, we’re a global brand with teams in NZ, Australia, USA, Canada, Germany, France and Switzerland. Together we’re pushing the boundaries of natural fiber and stocking more than 5000 stores across 50 countries.
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