Nobia is Europe’s leading kitchen specialist, with a business that includes the entire value chain, from design to installation of a new kitchen. The company manufactures and sells kitchens across seven European countries through its own stores, franchise stores and retailers, as well as directly to large customers such as building contractors. The company has about 15 brands. With its approximately 6,000 employees, Nobia had sales of approximately 1,2 billion euros in 2020. The company has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Novart Oy is a Nobia company in Finland with the well-known brands A la Carte, Petra and Keittiömaailma. Novart is a leading kitchen specialist in Finland with a turnover of 85 million euros and 345 employees.
We are now looking for a new member to join our Nordic Commercial Range team and to develop our business in Finland.
COMMERCIAL RANGE DIRECTOR
You are responsible for the range strategy in the Commercial Unit Finnish Brands, including all product categories such kitchen, bathroom, and storage system categories. You understand how to combine upcoming trends, the customer and company needs to develop an optimal assortment both from sales and profitability point of view.
You work closely with the Nordic range team to ensure the best possible assortment across the Nordics, making sure the Nordic assortment is serving the local market needs, and bringing best ideas back to the group. You develop from the product range customer centric concepts that are attractive, easy to plan and easy to buy.
You will drive category management and support the commercial team with data on sales, profitability, and customer needs. You will also lead locally, together with the Nordic support team, product development projects into successful launches. We also expect you to develop and improve processes and ways of working as you are a vital part in implementing our regional structure.
You report to Director Commercial Range Region North (located in Sweden) and you have three Range Director colleagues in the Nordics and two members in your Finnish team. You are a member of the Finnish management team. Your office is in Vantaa and you can also work partly remotely.
You have experience from sales organisations, product range management and customer relations. You have preferably worked in a corporate company. Your skills in change management and team leadership are excellent. You are fluent in English, both written and spoken. You have a relevant academic degree and good IT-skills. As a person you are independent, active, brave, collaborative, and diplomatic. You have strong analytical and strategic abilities combined with a real “do the thing” attitude.
This is a true opportunity for you who want to be a part of driving business results by developing and optimizing the assortment together with a dynamic commercial team. You will have an opportunity to really influence the business by using your experience and competence on category management and concept development.
Nobia is in the beginning of an exciting journey where we desire to grow our business in the Nordic Region. We have a new and ambitious strategy, and we want to be the design and sustainability leader, realizing people’s kitchen dreams and organizing people’s homes.
For further informaion please contact HRS Advisors consultant Seija Raesola, tel. 040 775 6150, best reachable on September 17th at 9 – 11am and 24th at 14 – 16. All contacts will be confidential. Submit your application in English with salary expectation at latest September 26th.