Chief Operating Officer - Lifestyle Brand

Chief Operating Officer - Lifestyle Brand

£ dependent upon experience
REF: 11872/2/AA
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Job Description

This is an opportunity in which you can really make a difference to the growth potential of a contemporary, outdoor womenswear brand as their Chief Operating Officer. You will be someone who shares a passion for an active outdoors lifestyle and for performance led clothing which are fit for purpose and complement any shape.  This is a fast-paced, innovative company who are looking to deliver an expanding range of outdoor wear and sustainable accessories on a D2C basis.

Based from new premises in Cheshire, you will work alongside the business founders and Board as part of a small, close knit team.  Your remit will be to bring the expertise and knowledge to take this brand to the next level; to implement structure and integrate systems, and to also expand their market reach UK/Internationally.

Chief Operating Office- The Role:

  • Leading all operations including inventory management, customer service, warehouse operations and e-commerce operations for a high-growth, e-commerce business
  • To plan, direct, implement and oversee the company’s operational strategies and goals.
  • Be a sponsor of the use of technology across the organisation, including leading the evaluation, procurement and integration of an industry-standard ERP system, alongside developments of the company eCommerce platform
  • To ensure the businesses structure provides the platform for extensive and sustainable growth
  • Working alongside the CEO to develop and execute an international roll-out plan
  • Work closely with existing suppliers and develop new partners to effectively manage inventory to deliver our growth targets 
  • Lead the operations teams, day to day management, appraisals and recruitment 
  • Act as a liaison to the CEO and board of directors to keep them up to date with shop floor matters

 Chief Operating Office- The Person:

  • Demonstrable experience as an effective leader within a similar, senior operational management COO role is essential
  • Experience working in a fast-paced eCommerce environment in global supply chain/stock control/operations is essential
  • Experience in D2C ecommerce business is essential, ideally in the apparel sector
  • Experience in scaling a business internationally
  • Experience in implementing ERP systems is essential
  • Excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethic
  • An excellent communicator with a skill for managing people
  • A nurturer that provides learning opportunities when possible
  • Someone who can write clearly and concisely and who is delivery-focused
  • Clear understanding of company operations and ability to design processes and make decisions
  • Must be a real hands on – a “doer” but experienced in delegating and maintaining a strategic view
  • A true passion for the outdoors and an understanding of the marketplace within the apparel sector.

Please apply with your updated CV to quoting our reference: 11872/2/AA

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We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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