Are you energised and motivated by leading highly competent people to deliver results? Can you set the strategic direction for a global product category based on market demands? And do you have a passion for category management? Then we may have the position, you are looking for.
We are looking for a strong category director who would like to take up the exciting challenge to develop and grow our blinds and shutters category, one of the three global product categories within our Global Product Management (GPM) team in the VELUX group.
Together with a dedicated team of 6 employees, you will ensure that the great potential within the Blinds and Shutters category is exploited with a focus on trends, market demands, customer requirements, potential and the possible technical solutions.
Your leadership skills are essential to succeed in this role, as your main responsibility will be to set the overall strategic roadmap for the category and motivate, challenge and inspire your team to collaborate and deliver the required results. Your tasks will be to drive the development of your category. This includes long term perspectives from collection of trends and customer insight to developing a category strategy to address defined opportunities.
Your tasks also include new product launches, product portfolio optimisation activities, pricing strategies along with following up on category performance and developing actions to drive growth and profitability. You will also take on a project owner role for development projects within the category and take part in selected innovation and new business development activities.
Reporting to the VP of Global Product Management, you will form part of the GPM management team, which consists of 2 other category directors and 1 aftermarket sales & support director.
Being part of a global organisation you can expect to travel approx. 30-40 days a year both in Denmark and internationally.
We imagine that you have a commercial degree and 5+ years' work experience as a manager leading a team in a global organisation. You have been responsible for the strategic development of a category and have a strong commercial mindset with an interest in fashion and interior design and an understanding of technical solutions.
You have experience performing in a large matrix organisation with many stakeholders, and you have the ability to drive results in this type of environment.
Strong leadership, influential and collaboration skills are a must including the ability to involve your team and bring their competencies into play. In addition, you are able to stand firm when needed and get your messages across in a constructive way.
You are a strategic and analytical thinker with exceptional execution and problem solving capabilities, and you take great pride in developing long-term plans with a clear objective. Furthermore, you are result-oriented with a focus on how to create value for the business.
On a personal level, you have the desire to move things forward, and you see yourself as a self-driven and independent person with a strong drive, getting your energy from achieving goals and setting new ambitious ones.
As you will engage with different stakeholders and have close contact with many nationalities across the VELUX group, you must have a strong command of English, both spoken and written.
In addition to operating at a highly professional level, our team is characterised by an informal tone and a healthy sense of humour. We work as one team to reach our ambitious results. We believe in empowering people, and we support this through sharing knowledge, delegating responsibility and investing in people who strive to make a difference.
The international environment in the VELUX Group is a great source of inspiration with a lot of good ideas and best practices from all across the world and the international setting is in our DNA.
The VELUX Group offers exciting challenges, great opportunities of influencing your own development with competent and dedicated colleagues where commitment, thoroughness and mutual respect are among the core values.
Application and contact
The application and selection process will be done in collaboration with Brinch & Partners. If you would like to know more about this opportunity and the VELUX Group, please feel free to contact Partner Jens Christian Jensen by telephone +45 7020 2328.
We look forward to receiving your application and CV marked '11.567 - Category Director' as soon as possible and no later than 23 October 2016 by e-mail: email@example.com
For more information:
Jens Christian Jensen by telephone +45 7020 2328
For more than 70 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world. Making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights as well as a range of decoration and sun screenings, roller shutters, installation solutions and intelligent home controls. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate. For work and learning. For play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 10,000 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family.
For more information, visit www.velux.com