We are a Helsinki-based, female-founded company creating sustainably produced bags and accessories. Our bags are made from sustainable and vegan materials. ASK bags have been featured in Vogue US and Harper's Bazaar, among other fashion press. Today we are a team of ten based in Helsinki, Los Angeles, and Berlin. Our ambition is to create honest and sustainable products spanning age, season and gender. We have just moved all our production to Finland and Estonia. The company is now ready to take the next step and grow internationally and we want to find the right person to lead this change.
CEO job overview:
We are looking for a CEO to join ASK Scandinavia as a shareholder to lead the company's ambition to the next level. It is an exciting time to join ASK and be part of the next growth stage and expand internationally.
Our CEO will work with all departments, lead the company's strategic plan and keep our teams inspired and moving towards shared goals. The role would include leading the team and company to reach their full potential and creating and implementing a growth strategy. Capability and skills for overseeing the company's financials (e.g.raising funds) and operations will also be expected.
The role is initially flexible part-time and compensated with equity, leading to a paid full-time position. Our headquarters are located in Helsinki, but we are open to interviewing people based outside of Helsinki / Finland.
Creating, implementing, and communicating the organization's vision, mission, and overall direction
Leading the whole team
Financial planning and fundraising
Leading the executive teams in building solid sales and marketing strategies
Setting a strategic direction with the board members
Evaluating the success of the organization in reaching its goals
Contributing to and implementing the company's medium and long-term overall strategy
Maximize sales and profit
Pushing industry boundaries to take our company to new heights
Motivating employees to adapt to new company directives
Soliciting feedback from employees
Overseeing day-to-day operations and finances
Reporting quarterly to the Board of Director
Relevant Skills & Qualifications:
Strong leadership/management skills; skills in communication & negotiation with the ability to influence and work with different stakeholders.
Great understanding of ecomm, retail, fashion, design, marketing, and sales.
Entrepreneurial can-do spirit
Analytical and problem-solving skills; understanding data and analytics to track consumer behavior, improve supply chain, increase sales
Experience in the fashion industry is preferred
Experience in international expansion and sales
Proven ability to increase revenue
Experience in a leadership role
Excellent interpersonal skills and working in a team
Understanding of business accounting
Master's degree in business, fashion management or similar (or Bachelor's degree if enough experience otherwise)
Genuine interest in sustainability and eco-conscious fashion and design
If you think you are the right person for this role, we would like to hear from you!
Please email your CV and cover letter by 22nd September and tell us about yourself and why this role would interest you.
ASK Scandinavia Team
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.
Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.
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