Commercial Managing Director, Sweden

Salary Competitive

Carla has in record time built and scaled Europe's EV-only, online car retailer. Based on our traction and recent funding, we are now looking for a Managing Director - Commercial for the Swedish market. Your mission will be to lead and scale and our commercial function in one of the fastest growing startups in Scandinavia- ever.

ABOUT US

We believe that more people should be able to drive electric. Therefore, we have set out to build a company helping customers to find, get, own, and ultimately switch cars. Carla was founded in 2020, with strong VC backing. Our founders and C-level management have experience from companies like Google, Spotify, McKinsey, H&M, Hedvig, Uber, Volvo Cars, and Lifesum.

What drives us is to create amazing customer experiences by constantly challenging and improving things in an industry ripe for disruption.

RECRUITMENT NEED

Carla is growing at the speed of light, and we are currently looking for an experienced Managing Director - Commercial to join Carla and lead our ongoing expansion in Sweden.

YOUR MISSION AT CARLA

You will report directly to our Chief Commercial Officer/Co-Founder and be a part of the Commercial management team at Carla, with a mission to build up local teams across Sourcing, Sales, Partnerships, Valuation, Trade-ins, and Content. Also, you will be ultimately responsible for translating local market needs relating to everything commercial to central functions, including Product.

The key KPIs you will be measured on is our customer satisfaction, net sales, purchasing volumes, inventory turnover, and gross margin.

To your help, you will form a tag team with a Managing Director Sweden - Operations, handling logistics, support, and production of cars to make them ready for selling.

Example areas of responsibility will include: 

  • Ensure we are meeting Customer satisfaction, Sales, and Gross margin targets - owning the full commercial equation/budget
  • Hire, build up and manage a local team across key commercial areas such as Sourcing, Sales, Partnerships, Pricing, and Marketing
  • Create and execute a Sourcing strategy - ranging from consumer to business to partnerships with leasing companies, car manufacturers, car dealers, and much more
  • Manage a world class Sales team, converting leads from our website while providing a GREAT customer experience
  • Ensure our Product teams create solutions that are well tailored for the Swedish market - starting from the customer but also including internal tools
  • Create smart CRM programs
  • Optimize digital marketing strategies for Sweden together with our central Marketing team
  • Drive business development

We believe that the ideal candidate has:

  • 5-7 years experience in management or executive positions, ideally including intra-/entrepreneurship roles
  • Experience from D2C/B2C companies that know what great looks like when it comes to commercial strategy and execution
  • Held leading positions in scale ups 
  • Leader of leaders i.e. managing direct reports with teams
  • A track record of leading both strategic, operational, and commercial activities, with strong results
  • Swedish market knowledge
  • Fluency in Swedish and English

Personal traits

We believe that the following characteristics are necessary to succeed in this role:

  • Entrepreneurial and commercial mindset
  • High attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
  • People centric and emphatic leader
  • Analytical and data driven decision maker
  • Driven by continuous improvement and customer satisfaction
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment

    WHAT WE OFFER

    Most of all, this is a fantastic opportunity to work for a category-defining company, with great values, and a business model that doesn't talk about sustainability - but is based on it. Apart from that, we offer:

    • Joining one of Sweden’s LinkedIn 2022 Top 10 Startups
    • A unique opportunity to manage and build and scale a commercial function from the ground up
    • A career-defining role at an early-stage startup and an opportunity to expand and learn from knowledgeable co-workers
    • We’re a startup, which means we work smarter not harder. Life-work balance still plays an important role in creating long-lasting productivity and output
    • A workplace that believes strength is found in diversity. We hire people regardless of background, education, religious believes, experience or gender
    • Market competitive salary, and stock option program
    • Culture & Values

     

    We’re fast, both in terms of car delivery and when it comes to growing our business. So far, our journey has taken us from Sweden and soon Norway, but we have no plans on stopping anytime soon, and hopefully, this is where you come in!

    Perks and benefits

    This job comes with several perks and benefits

    Flexible working hours
    Flexible working hours

    Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

    Free coffee / tea
    Free coffee / tea

    Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

    Skill development
    Skill development

    We want to take you from good to great.

    Remote work allowed
    Remote work allowed

    You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

    Central office
    Central office

    Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

    Equity package
    Equity package

    Want to be a partner? Look no further.

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    Working at
    Carla

    We are passionate about creating the most simple, safe and convenient way to buy or lease an electrified vehicle online. Our desire is to make life radically easier for consumers making the second biggest financial decision in life while also contributing to a more sustainable mobility. Carla was founded in 2020, with strong VC backing.

    Read more about Carla

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