JOB OF THE WEEK: Category exec wanted

A European toy and children's fashion retailer is looking to recruit a senior toys category exec.
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As a result of business growth both organically and acquisitively, this company is presenting an opportunity for an existing commercial/business director to play a large part in shaping events to come.

Key tasks within the role include:

* Develop effective strategies and tactics to ensure the company’s success; determine priorities, assign accountabilities and work to ensure desired results are achieved.

* Develop long, medium and short term financial and operational goals and objectives within purchasing and retailing areas.

* Enhance the execution of strategic plans at the corporate office and in the markets. Critical to the achievement of this objective will be the ability to ensure uniform consistency on a store by store basis for corporate programs and offer.

* Establish and provide a highly credible leadership style, reflecting a stable, creative and proactive culture, which will be apparent to the internal organisation and competitors.

The ideal candidate should have:

* A natural ability to think innovatively and entrepreneurially.

* Extensive experience and success dealing with and influencing the major toys vendors and producers at a senior level.

* A track record of devising and agreeing strategy for the long-term benefit of company, customer and supply base.

* Exceptional leadership skills, getting the best of people in order to drive profitability and growth.

* A high level of adaptability, coping with fast-changing situations and long-term evolution of the company and markets.

Job Summary

Company: Established European toys and kids fashion retailer
Location: Central Eastern European capital city
Job Type: Full time - permanent
Experience required: Eight+ years
Education Level: Graduate
Career Level: Executive (director, business unit executive)
Salary: Competitive, yearly bonus, company car and other benefits

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU countries full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to


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