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  • 21.02.2017

    Key Account Specialist/Trader of Commodities in Lugano

    My client is an international protein trading company with offices around the globe (approx. 300 employees).

    For the EU/Central European markets I am looking for an additional team member at their office in Lugano (4 employees) who already has a few years’ experience in trading/sales of commodities and working with end-users and distributors. And if you have connections in the food industry … even better!

    We expect you to have the following background:
    • A few years of experience in commodity sales and/or trading and – very important – entrepreneurial attitude! You are the one that will make it happen…
    • Fluent in Italian and English AND German
    • This is a small team and you are expected to help wherever needed… be a team player.

    You will be reporting to the Trader/Head of Sales and are responsible for creating your own trades, acquiring your own customers in your markets and developing a supplier portfolio. This includes
    • Coordination of shipments
    • Control of the warehouse
    • Proactive handling of complaints and deficiencies
    • Communication and relationship management with clients, distributors and offices worldwide
    • Manage and claim outstanding payments and assistance with offers
    • Support of Europe Director and your colleagues and administration in daily business
    • Moderate traveling (20 – 40 %) to customers and suppliers as well as sales shows
    • Back up of South Europe principal responsible in case of traveling and holidays

    Please note:
    My client is not offering re-location package.
    The base salary level is not 6 digit…
    And for permit reasons I am only considering Swiss residents or EU passport holders.

    Sounds like you? Then please let me have your resume and motivation letter in English asap.
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 31.01.2017

    Marketing/Communication Manager (Fashion) und schifahren im Bündernerland? Das geht...

    My client belongs to an important international multi brand fashion retailer.
    The Marketing Manager (one direct report) creates and implements a Marketing strategy to ensure the optimal positioning of the various boutiques internally, in the consumer market and in the press ensuring the business growth, managing the marketing coordinators.

    • Proven experience in a similar role, e.g. agency environment, or publishing world – ideally with experience of retail-marketing and brand building
    • Degree in Marketing or Business studies
    • Entrepreneurial and international mind-set
    • Extensive experience in advertising, press, PR, and media
    • In-depth knowledge of and affinity for premium products
    • Commercial understanding of retail and retail marketing
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills at all levels in German and English
    • Creative skills and good understanding of design
    • Good budget management skills

    Sparkling, innovative, “young” mindset with a high level of creativity, high speed and “on top” of all modern off and online marketing tools/trendsWrite your text here.
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 26.01.2017

    Senior Head of Buying Women’s Apparel, multi brands (Germany)

    Our client is a fast growing on-line retailer that is more than successful operating in 15 countries, with the largest market being DACH. 

    Job Summary.
    Women Apparel is one of our client’s largest department whose success is based on many strategic brand partners and an awesome team. As Head of Women Apparel you’ll have to write the next chapter of this success story together with their Women Apparel team.

    You’ll be in charge of the coordination and development of your customer segment. You’ll plan and manage the assortment strategy, and will be responsible for your team of buyers, planners, and assistants.

    This is a full-time position starting as soon as possible:

    • You’ll develop the business unit Women Apparel in its entirety and will e.g. implement process optimizations in buying and inventory planning
    • You’ll plan and manage buying for Women Apparel nationally and internationally and have the overall responsibility for the budget
    • In order to optimize the assortment, you’ll conduct competition analyses and develop the strategic positioning
    • Following this strategic positioning, you’ll select and acquire new brands and maintain the relationship with our current suppliers
    • You’ll lead a team of buyers, product supply managers, assistants and team leaders – whole Women Apparel team consisting of approximately 50 colleagues

    • You have several years of relevant professional experience in a responsible buying role, including assortment planning and planning execution
    • You are used to handling high quantities, are a super fast thinker with a very flexible and adaptable mind set. You do not mind change – you even embrace and LOVE IT!
    • To be more clear: we need an innovator, not an executor. Somebody who finds solutions – perhaps even before the problem occurs
    • You are a people person with considerable experience in leading and inspiring teams and in guiding them successfully through change processes
    • You are familiar with retail companies and with in-season management
    • Your amazing analytical skills mean you work efficiently and in a goal-oriented way and with a strong sense of business
    • You remain solution-oriented and flexible in our fast-paced environment, embracing change and seeking new opportunities in a very agile work culture
    •  You are used to working in a flat organization, influencing up and down, left and right, convincing with your confident and collaborative attitude
    • Your English is excellent, any other language is a plus

    Place of work: Germany
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 26.01.2017

    Senior Retail Development Manager, Luxury Outlets (Southern Germany)

    Our client is a fast growing very successful European Luxury Outlet.

    In this role you have the overall responsibility for all retail development matters for the Southern German Market 
    As a  Senior Retail Development Project Manager for the German speaking market, you will manage and drive  the implementation of all activities to ensure the opening of our client’s Stores and Boutiques. In this role, you will also manage the maintenance of the Boutiques and the Planning of refurbishment strategy for the next coming years.

    Key responsibilities
    • Liaise with architects, finalize and validate the technical plans and the layout development
    • Brand Orientation: visits/ briefings/ supply of all information relating to shop-fit (i.e. Works Manual, local services, etc);
    • Manage a team of 3-4 people
    • Supervise the works on site and interact with the involved consultants
    • Use the approved design concept as a basis, coordinate all activities between design agencies and suppliers to ensure the respect of timing, planning, budget, quality standards and brand integrity
    • Ensure technical analysis and optimization of project to challenge local architect and engineering team
    • Schedule all visits from Brands in co-ordination with other departments: reporting & follow-up; schedule and take part in all site meetings with Brands – provide minutes
    • Manage flow of information between Group Retail Development Director and external consultants including appointments, plan submittals, timing, billing, etc.;
    • Manage the relationship with local authorities
    • Present the project approved by HQ to the local team
    • Ensure hand-over of responsibilities at the end of project

    Education and experience
    • University Degree in Architecture
    • min. 5 years of experience in a similar position in the German Market within a fashion company
    • Project management expertise with a combination of strategic, analytical and pragmatic thinking
    • Ability to draft policy documents
    • Exposure to European / international companies
    • Fluency in German and English
    • Disciplined, stress-resilient, organised, deadline-driven,
    • Trustworthy, responsible, discreet, proactive
    • Show us that you are an excellent team player, able to work under pressure and that you have the capacity to focus on key issues without losing global overview of projects. Thanks to your interpersonal and communication skills, you are recognized as an excellent negotiator. If you think that your proactive behavior, your rigor, your reliability, your enthusiasm will enable you to contribute to our and your success, please apply in English
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 20.12.2016

    Teamleiter Key Account Manager – Fashion Industrie (filled)

    Mein Kunde ist ein erfolgreicher Konzern für Mode und Lifestyle und vertreibt seine Produkte in 126 Ländern und an über 7.600 Verkaufspunkten weltweit. Der Arbeitsort ist in Zug, Schweiz.

    Die Stelle:
    Verantwortlich für die Strategie, den Business Plan und die Verkaufszahlen der Retailkunden (Franchise Partners) und Wholesale Kunden in Europa.  

    Ihre Aufgaben:
    • Proaktive und strategische Kundenführung sowie Koordination aller Key Accounts in Europa
    • Budgetplanung, Verantwortung und Umsetzung
    • Flächenmanagement, Ausarbeitung von Produktschulungen, Überwachung der Präsentation im Handel und deren Analyse und Optimierung
    • Führen des fünfköpfigen Key Account Teams
    • Aktiver Verkauf der Kollektionen im Headquarter in Deutschland (4x jährlich)
    • Schnittstellenmanagement zwischen dem Kunden, den Sales Teams Standort Zug und HQ, sowie dem Brandmanagement im HQ
    • Projektmanagement, Planung aller POS anhand von Markenumfeld, Positionierung und Umsatzerwartung
    • Weiterentwicklung der umfassenden Reporting Struktur für die Key Accounts (intern wie extern)

    Ihre Qualifikationen:
    • Universitätsabschluss in Betriebswirtschaft oder vergleichbare Ausbildung
    • 3 bis 5 Jahres Berufserfahrung in ähnlicher Position (mit Führungserfahrung) in einem Corporate Office (B2B, nicht Shop-Floor) im Fashion Premium Segment, Mens- wie Womenswear
    • Fliessendes Deutsch und verhandlungssichere Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
    • Ausgeprägtes Zahlenverständnis, analytisches Denken sowie versierter Umgang mit MS-Office
    • Sehr selbständige, strukturierte und organisierte Arbeitsweise, ein hohes Mass an Kundenorientierung und eine schnelle Auffassungsgabe
    • Dienstleistungsorientiertes, sicheres Auftreten mit diplomatischem Verkaufsgeschick
    • Motivierender, kommunikativer Coach mit der Fähigkeit, sein Team weiterzuentwickeln
    • Sich in einem internationalen Umfeld wohlfühlen und bereit sein, regelmäßige zu reisen (30-40%).

    If this sounds like you: please submit your CV and motivation letter in ENGLISH to apply for this role.
    Swiss residents and EU-passport holders are preferred.
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 30.11.2016

    FP&A Manager - 7 months contract in Zug (filled)

    My client is in the fashion watch industry and has his global HQ in Zug, near the main station.

    This role is a maternity replacement and therefore limited to about 8-10 months.
    You will have a proper handover by the present job holder and report to the FP&A Director in Zug directly.

    The key tasks are:
    • Monthly Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Forecasting
    • Budgeting
    • Support FP&A Director with preparation of Board meeting material
    • Training of EP&A Analyst (new hire)

    Qualification and experience needed for this:
    • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (or equivalent)
    • Proven track record of at least 5 years in a comparable role in an international environment
    • Experience with Financial reporting systems (Tagetik and/or Oracle are a plus)
    • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
    • Proficent in Excel – and enjoy working with it!
    • Quick learner, energetic, proactive, able to work independently
    • Hands-on, results driven, multi tasks handling, able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    • Detail oriented and precise but also able to get high level business understanding and full picture
    • Service-oriented, comfortable to liaise with all levels of management and integrates easily in a small team…

    We would obviously like you to be able to start asap ;-)
    And: we prefer Swiss residents for this limited contract.
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.
  • 20.10.2016

    Head of Communication (E, Russian, G) - filled

    My client is an international engineering company with HQ in Zug, employing some 70 employees locally.
    The role reports to the Head of Compliance, has no direct reports, and is responsible for development, planning and executing of all communication activities with relevant international stakeholders, media, public including sponsoring and events.


    • Provide support to the company’s business objectives of attaining operational excellence and maintaining/improving positive reputation.
    • Development, planning and execution of projects and activities in the field of internal and external communication, corporate publishing, media and public relations with special focus on target countries and audiences, public affairs, incident communication.
    • Ensure flow of external and internal information about the company using a wide range of communication tools, including website, newsletters, brochures, media relations, presentation materials, events, special projects, etc.
    • Development, planning, coordination and execution of sponsoring activities, special projects and events & CSR to raise company’s profile.
    • Develop and supervise update of appropriate communication tools and materials within the company and to third parties.
    • Strengthening of incident communication procedures
    • Strengthening of communication to shareholders and related parties
    • Observe and respond to media and public inquiries
    • Observe and review of communication policies of the company
    • Preparation, selection and management of relevant external suppliers and freelancers

    Experience/education you need for this...

    • Degree in Communication or Public Relations
    • Minimum 5 years professional experience in international communication of infrastructure projects and/or the energy industry
    • Minimum of 10 years professional experience in respect to corporate structures
    • Project management and organisational skills (development, planning, organisation, coordination and supervision, execution, tracking and reporting experience)
    • Fluency in English, Russian and German
    • Communication and media relations experience with the target countries - mainly Russia and Germany (other Baltic Sea countries is an advantage)
    • Proven sensitivity towards political environment, public opinion creation, various actors and relevant issues
    • High interest in economical, technical, political and cultural matters
    • Willingness to travel

    At this stage I prefer applications from Swiss residents (no relocation offered).
    Apply now
    Please send your resume per e-mail – do not send hard copies.


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