Head of Devold Protection

Arbeidsgiver
Devold AS
Sted
Ålesund
Referanse
29. februar 2024

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Varehandel / Kjededrift / Merkevare / FMCG
Stillinger
Toppleder
Arbeidstid
Fulltid
Jobbtype
Fast
Sektor
Privat

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Head of Devold Protection

Want to play a central part in taking our Protection Division to the next level?

We are looking for an experienced and dedicated leader for Devold Protection, who will play a central role in our leadership team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading and developing the business area with a focus on identifying new market opportunities, building strategic partnerships and delivering on ambitious growth targets, both nationally and internationally.

Responsibilities and Key Focus Areas:

Leadership Team:

  • Actively participate in the company's leadership team to contribute to strategic decision-making and the development of comprehensive business goals.

Business Development

  • Drive business development through close dialogue with customers, adaptation to market trends, and innovation
  • Identify potential growth areas, collaborate with product development, and contribute to shaping the company's future strategy.

Sales and Marketing:

  • Develop and implement sales and go-to-market strategies to ensure increased market share and meet the company's revenue goals.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing customers while identifying and pursuing new business opportunities.

Tender processes:

  • Ensure that the company is competitive in tender processes and has a strategy to meet complex customer needs.
  • Manage negotiations with large professional purchasing organizations and professionalize processes around the tender business to ensure future competitiveness and scaling.

Team Management:

  • Be the manager of a dedicated team, ensuring they are motivated, competent, and working efficiently towards common goals.
  • Create a positive work culture that promotes collaboration and continuous learning.

International Focus:

  • Have overall responsibility for the business area's activities both in Norway and globally.
  • Manage international markets, customers, and partners.
     

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Solid commercial leadership experience in B2B businesses with P&L responsibility and international exposure.
  • Experience in business development and innovation processes.
  • Experience in developing international markets and customers.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a cross-functional team.
  • In-depth knowledge of tender processes and experience with large purchasing organizations.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills.
  • Relevant education in economics, management, or equivalent.
  • We see knowledge of the textile-industry and network in the industry as an advantage.

We Offer:

In addition to a good and forward-thinking work environment, Devold of Norway offers:

  • An exciting and influential position in a company with long traditions and high ambitions.
  • Exciting challenges and excellent development opportunities in a financially strong and rapidly growing company.
  • A good professional environment with friendly colleagues.
  • Good pension and insurance schemes.
  • A brand that has won several award for innovative products in the sports industry on the annual ISPO Awards
  • Attractive employee benefits both within Devold of Norway and in the Flakk Group’s other companies
  • An employer that takes a clear responsibility in sustainability
  • We have our own factory in Lithuania with sustainable production and value chain.
  • Proximity to markets and innovation are crucial values for us.
  • An inclusive and diverse working environment.
     

Location:
At our headquarters in Langevåg, Ålesund or our new showroom at Lysaker, Bærum.

The position reports to the CEO of Devold.

Interested?
Don't hesitate to contact CEO Øystein Vikingsen Fauske to learn more: oystein.vikingsen.fauske@devold.no

Devold Protection
Devold Protection develops soft and comfortable garments to protect the users against cold, heat and flame. We do research, testing and trials to give the customers what they want: security for their employees. Our products have been tested and approved in accordance with European standards. Devold Protection focuses on maintaining a high environmental profile throughout the production, and many of our products are Oeko Tex certified.

Devold of Norway
Devold of Norway AS is Norway's leading brand in woolen clothing. With a proud history dating back to 1853, their innovative products have been a crucial part of

clothing for many major expeditions both domestically and internationally. Under the Devold® brand, they develop and produce underwear, mid-layers, outerwear, classic sweaters, socks, and other woolen accessories. Devold has its own factory in Lithuania, and sustainability in production, proximity to markets, and innovation are central values. Devold's headquarters are in Langevåg, just outside Ålesund, and they have a sales company in Germany

Devold of Norway AS is part of the Flakk Group, a family-owned conglomerate with global investments and ownership interests in various business areas, including tourism, textiles, aviation, building materials, composites, and renewable energy.
 

Devold of Norway

Devold of Norway AS er Norges ledende merkevare innen ullbekledning. Vår stolte historie strekker seg helt tilbake til 1853, og våre innovative produkter har vært en viktig del av bekledningen i mange store ekspedisjoner i både inn- og utland. Under merkevaren Devold® utvikles og produseres undertøy, mellombekledning, ytterbekledning, klassiske gensere, sokker og annet tilbehør i ull. Vi har vår egen fabrikk i Litauen og en bærekraftig produksjon, nærhet til markedene og innovasjon er helt sentrale verdier for oss. Devolds hovedkontor ligger i Langevåg utenfor Ålesund og vi har et salgsselskap i Tyskland.

Devold of Norway AS er en del av Flakk Gruppen. Flakk Gruppen er et familieeid konsern med globale investeringer og eierinteresser i flere ulike forretningsområder innenfor reiseliv, tekstil, luftfart, byggevarer, kompositter og fornybar energi. Gruppen tar bærekraft på alvor og har som visjon å bygge lønnsomme virksomheter som bidrar til positiv utvikling for klima og miljø så vel som for mennesker og samfunn. Dette gjør at alle våre virksomheter budsjetteres og blir målt på en trippel bunnlinje, som reflekterer både People, Profit og Planet. Det forventes for 2022 at Flakk Gruppen vil ha en omsetning på over 1 milliard NOK og mer enn 750 medarbeidere.

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Firma

Devold of Norway AS er Norges ledende merkevare innen ullbekledning. Vår stolte historie strekker seg helt tilbake til 1853, og våre innovative produkter har vært en viktig del av bekledningen i mange store ekspedisjoner i både inn- og utland. Under merkevaren Devold® utvikles og produseres undertøy, mellombekledning, ytterbekledning, klassiske gensere, sokker og annet tilbehør i ull. Vi har vår egen fabrikk i Litauen og en bærekraftig produksjon, nærhet til markedene og innovasjon er helt sentrale verdier for oss. Devolds hovedkontor ligger i Langevåg utenfor Ålesund og vi har et salgsselskap i Tyskland.

Devold of Norway AS er en del av Flakk Gruppen. Flakk Gruppen er et familieeid konsern med globale investeringer og eierinteresser i flere ulike forretningsområder innenfor reiseliv, tekstil, luftfart, byggevarer, kompositter og fornybar energi. Gruppen tar bærekraft på alvor og har som visjon å bygge lønnsomme virksomheter som bidrar til positiv utvikling for klima og miljø så vel som for mennesker og samfunn. Dette gjør at alle våre virksomheter budsjetteres og blir målt på en trippel bunnlinje, som reflekterer både People, Profit og Planet. Det forventes for 2022 at Flakk Gruppen vil ha en omsetning på over 1 milliard NOK og mer enn 750 medarbeidere.

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