Country Manager Sweden, Stockholm
Release the potential for the pioneer in high-quality sound
Hi-Fi Klubben has been a pioneer of making high quality sound affordable for almost 40 years. We are now looking for a Country Manager who can take our passionate business with 28 stores to the next level in a rapidly changing environment.
Responsibilities and tasks
The Country Manager is fully responsible for Swedish market; from the strategic development in the region (online sales in combination with in-store sales) and to the very hands-on implementation. To manage all store departments (Chain and Franchise), ranging from daily follow-up with Store Managers and to local marketing initiatives in collaboration with the central marketing department in Denmark. The central part of the job is about leadership and talent development of store managers, and to inspire, educate and drive staff towards Hi-Fi Klubben’s 2020 strategy. The Country Manager is ‘on the road’ visiting stores most of the weekdays, since the key to success on the job is active leadership.
The Country Manager is part of the central management team who meets up with the CEO on a monthly basis to take action on the company strategy, share experiences and plan campaigns/activities.
We are looking for a business oriented leader with experience from managing a retail business with P/L responsiblities. Proven track record from improving sales through e-commerce in combination with knowledge and understanding of nationwide store operations. Your leadership skills are important and you should have a modern and hands-on approach on managing business and people. In addition you should enjoy the commercial leadership, using innovative sales strategies. You must have experience from Sweden and speak native Swedish and English (the official company language) fluently.
What we offer
This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting journey bringing a profitable company with proud heritage and high brand awareness to the next stage. We believe great sound has great potential with the quality oriented Swedish people – but we need you to help us prove it. You will do this together with other dedicated leaders and a staff group with a passion for music, honest advice, sound quality and value for money. There will be plenty of international atmosphere and experience too, since you will have contacts with colleagues in other countries (Hi-Fi Klubben is represented in five countries so far). You will report to the CEO, Christoffer Arensbach.
Are you ready for an exciting journey? We look forward hearing from you!
In this assignment we cooperate with Mercuri Urval. Welcome to send your CV and cover letter through www.mercuriurval.com (ref. nr SE-12948), as soon as possible but not later than March 18th. For additional information please contact Therese Lindé, Mercuri Urval at firstname.lastname@example.org or 070-291 38 30 or Zuzana Cisternas, Mercuri Urval at email@example.com or 076-723 48 69.
About Hi-Fi Klubben:
Hi-Fi Klubben was founded in 1980 by the current major shareholder Peter Lyngdorf. He had established the company “AudioNord” some years earlier – a company which imported loudspeakers and amplifiers in high quality. However, Peter Lyngdorf did not meet much knowledge or customer service from the then established dealers, who would typically rather sell products in a lower quality because they had a higher profit. This was the main reason why Peter Lyngdorf founded Hi-Fi Klubben; as an answer to the industry’s poor customer offering. The basic idea was to give customers high quality audio by cutting off the wholesale part in the chain and sell direct. The vision of better sound together with honest and enthusiastic advice remains the most important foundation in Hi-Fi Klubben today.
Today, Hi-Fi Klubben is run by an Executive Board and a professional Board of Directors. In 2017, the company had a corporate turnover around DKK 1.1 billion. Hi-Fi Klubben has its own stores as well as franchises. The company is present in the Scandinavian countries and Germany and the Netherlands with a total of 102 physical stores plus national web shops in each country. This makes Hi-fi Klubben Europe's largest specialist chain in quality hi-fi. Read more: www.hifiklubben.com