The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group Prague Czechia
3 months ago
General Manager – Czech Republic and Slovakia
+ Location Prague Sales Office, Czechia
+ Job ID 0000005827
+ Category Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Are you ready to join an amazing company to manage the CZ&SK Sales and Marketing team to deliver outstanding commercial results? We are looking for a dedicated General Manager who is expected to lead the Czech and Slovakian markets to help us achieve our aim to reach millions of children globally with LEGO® experiences.
Although the business is well-established in this region, keeping the momentum and even maintaining the growth can be a significant challenge. It requires the ability to set and implement a differentiated yet prioritised commercial strategy. Are you ready to take this challenge and influence the direction for the future of the region and the LEGO Group?
Our General Manager will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the LEGO business in Czech Republic... Slovakia. It means:
+ Maintain strong growth the business by catering to the demands of our consumers and shoppers, as well as customers across all channels (LEGO Branded Stores, Toy specialist retailers, hypermarkets, drug stores, online retailers, distributors etc.) in an environment that is highly competitive
+ Setting strategic direction which entails to translating the Group strategy into CZSK-specific strategies and designing tangible implementation activities. You must also put a strong focus on leading the operational side of the business and developing the existing and new customer relationships
+ Being responsible for the financial target achievement (consumer sales, revenue and profit) in the business units. You must drive a bold growth agenda in markets and at the same time ensure focus on profitability and strong financial governance.
+ You will lead digitalization of the consumer journey and building e-commerce capabilities across the business unit
+ You will be leading and inspiring a team of 43 people (31 internal + 12 external field sales colleagues) in commercial functions. Key functions reporting to you: Sales including B2B e-commerce and Field Sales, Marketing, Customer Operations. You will be supported by partners in Human Resources and Finance, who have functional reporting lines
+ Our General Manager will be a member of the Market Group leadership team, co-managing 100+ markets across geographies such as Africa, Middle East, Central-Eastern Europe. In that capacity you will be co-responsible for creating the 3-year strategic cycle, being the driver of various market group wide transformation projects and be accountable of the overall business performance and governance
Do you have what it takes?
The ideal candidate is an established general manager with strong commercial background, results orientation & track record. Focussed, business savvy, ambitious and willing to overcome challenges to reach a long-term goal, build trusted relationships and has ability to collaborate across different layers in the organisation. On top of these, they are an inspiring, passionate, and curious individual and leader; open minded and flexible to adapt to changing circumstances; pragmatic and ready to “roll up the sleeves”. They care for people around them and create environment of trust and openness. They should have:
+ In-depth Sales experience in a Consumer Products, Fashion and Lifestyle, FMCG. Consumer-focused e-Commerce industry experience is a bonus.
+ International experience and Global mentality. Experience in working in a matrix Global organisation, preferably with solid knowledge of Central European markets.
+ Having a leadership experience and previous General Manager experience is highly valued.
+ A consistent record of developing successful organizations in a B2B and B2C environment and experience in successfully leading change within an organization in the context of a changing channel and marketing landscape
+ A consistent track record to deliver sustainable business results, building and developing client relationships with distributors, specialist retailers as well as with pure e-commerce players. The past business success is grounded on a strong set of commercial skills
+ Digital savviness and deeply understands the Digital societal transformation of Consumers, Shoppers and Customers. A strong experience in e-commerce is expected
What’s in it for you?
Here are some of what to expect:
+ Family Care Leave – We offer enhanced paid leave options for those important times.
+ Insurances – All colleagues are covered by our life and disability insurance which provides protection and peace of mind.
+ Wellness – We want you to be your best self, so you'll have access to the Headspace App and lots of wellbeing initiatives and programmes run by local teams where you are based.
+ Colleague Discount – We know you'll love to build so from day 1 you will qualify for our generous colleague discount.
+ Bonus – We do our best work to succeed together. When goals are reached and if eligible, you'll be rewarded through our bonus scheme.
+ Your workplace – When you join the team you'll be assigned a primary workplace location i.e. one of our Offices, stores or factories. The hiring team will discuss the principles of our hybrid work model 'Best of Both', role eligibility and frequency with you during the recruitment process.
Children are our role models. Their curiosity, creativity and imagination inspire everything we do. We strive to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture of play at the LEGO Group, where everyone feels safe, valued and they belong.
The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and equal pay regardless of e.g. race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.
The LEGO Group is fully committed to Children’s Rights and Child Wellbeing across the globe. Candidates offered positions with high engagement with children are required to take part in Child Safeguarding Background Screening, as a condition of the offer.
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