BRAND DIRECTOR, KRONABY
UK BRAND DIRECTOR
Based accessible to Greater London
Package c. £75,000 comprising excellent salary + performance related bonus
+ generous car allowance
The world stands on the threshold of true connectivity.
Kronaby is part of Anima AB, a Swedish company specialising in purposefully-designed smart and connected products. Their approach is fresh, disruptive, honest and ever curious, aimed at empowering people within each targeted market sector. Their operational style is one of enterprise, agility, decisive, speed to market and making good business decisions through collaborative endeavour.
Kronaby is a new, international, premium hybrid watch brand, presenting the next generation of watches to an eager marketplace. This merchandise is not only about keeping time, it’s about the wearers and their priorities in everyday life.
Excitingly, further investment has been released for 2018 to enable Kronaby to accelerate the realisation of the United Kingdom’s true market potential.
Reporting directly to our client’s Head of Global Sales based in Malmo, Sweden, the new Brand Director will immediately participate in and contribute to this growth strategy for the UK, using the innate positivity and “can do” drive that will ensure his/her voice is heard by top tier company managers.
You are an intuitive, natural leader, who relates well to innovative products and new technology, and has the enterprise and confidence to inspire others to raise their merchandise expectation and category understanding to a whole new level.
Your Watch Industry track record of success speaks for itself; you have already led a brand at national level, and you are well-connected with the majority of leading National Multiple Retail Jeweller accounts. Experience of successfully launching new merchandise – and ideally a new brand – will be a positive advantage.
As the new country head, you will take direct personal control of all National Account business, as well as encouraging ever closer ties with key buying groups such as the CMJ Group.
Independent Retailers are serviced by established Sales Associate teams (North and South) who have already begun the trade introduction process; you will take advantage of these early contacts to raise the achievement of the whole team, using your market knowledge and contacts to establish the breadth and depth of distribution this brand truly deserves.
As well as generating new major account listings, which will always be your prime focus, you will also be the local market link to the company’s Marketing & Communications team, ensuring the optimal UK market outcome.
Before too long, sufficient progress will have been made to enable the establishment of a UK Office, staffed by appropriate local administrative support personnel. Previous experience of managing HQ staff, as well as those operating in the field, will be another useful string to your bow when it comes to selection.
This new brand entrant to the UK market is genuinely unique: absolutely a premium market participant, with the capability to take an ever greater share of one of the fastest emerging sectors of our industry, namely Hybrid Watches.
To be considered for this prestigious role at the cutting edge of the watch industry, forward your application in complete confidence and with all due speed to Jolyon at JML, their exclusively-retained recruitment practitioners. Interviews will be held at the earliest mutually-convenient opportunity.