The Babyshop Group; including Babyshop.com, Lekmer.se, Alexandalexa.com, Melijoe.com and 10 physical stores in Norway and Sweden is today a leading global omnichannel retailer with a total turnover of 120 million Euro. We are a fashion retailer in tech, not only do we have a modern tech-stack, but we also have a self-automated AutoStore warehouse solution containing 130,000 boxes and 120 robots. At present Babyshop Group has offices in Paris, London, Stockholm, Oslo and Seoul in total over 50 nationalities in our workforce and 70% of women. We are a young and fast-growing company with a high entrepreneurial spirit that is passionate about creating the best buying experience for parents under the core values Lead Not Follow, Own it, Simplify and One Family. It all started with the single domain Babyshop.se and two entrepreneurs in 2006.
The Babyshop Group is a global premium and luxury retailer of children's clothing and products to the modern family. The unique retail concept was developed in 2006 when the Swedish entrepreneurial couple Linn and Marcus Tagesson set up the business with the aim of revolutionizing fashion for children by offering an unparalleled assortment of high-quality products online. Today, the Babyshop Group is a leading player with a global footprint and +60 million website visitors annually and 1 million retail customers per year with customers across 170 countries.
The Babyshop Group is a young and fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial spirit that is passionate about creating the best buying experience for parents under the core values Lead Not Follow, Own it, Simplify and One Family. They see themselves as a fashion retailer in tech and not only do they have a modern tech-stack, but also a fully automated 42 000 sqm warehouse in Jönköping, Sweden serving customers globally. The vision is to continue developing the group’s fashion tech platform and thus strengthening their position as the global leader within the premium and luxury segment for children’s clothing and products.
The Group presides over an exclusive portfolio that consists of the e-commerce websites such as Babyshop.com, Lekmer.se, Alexandalexa.com, Oiidesign.se and Melijoe.com. Under this umbrella, the Group offers more than 500 prestige brands along with a number of proprietary brands like e.g. Kuling, STOY and a Happy Brand.
The Group has 350 employees across offices in Paris, London, Stockholm, Oslo and Seoul with over 50 nationalities represented and had a total turnover exceeding 1.1 billion SEK in 2019. The company is currently owned by private and financial investors that include Linn & Marcus Tagesson, Susanna Campbell, Christina Stenbeck, Claes Dinkenspiel along with Verdane Capital.
The Babyshop Group’s Warehouse is at the heart of our organization and here is where we make sure our customers have the best experience possible. We deliver thousands of products to 150+ countries every day from our automated fulfillment center in Jönköping, and you will be responsible for leading, developing and engaging a large and diverse warehouse team of approx. 60 people. Operating in this demanding and time sensitive environment one of your main focuses will be motivating, mentoring, and coaching your team to achieve at the top of their abilities. The Logistics Director will also lead initiatives to attain the company’s key strategic objectives by improving existing processes, reducing inefficiencies, and increasing productivity.
Key responsibilities ● Be responsible of team development, provide coaching/training, identify career path for the team ● Develop team mindset, motivation, and skills to make the team contribute to continuous improvement ● Provide regular KPI reports with data and actions to measure progress against the plan objectives ● Building and delivering productivity plans by reviewing work forecasts, determining productivity requirements, and balance labor across the warehouse ● Proactively identifying and leading process improvement initiatives to optimize workflows and cost ● Manage and control performance, cost and capacity of external last mile logistics providers ● Oversee and develop the Groups warehouse automation investments, ensuring ROI targets are met as well as exploring new opportunities ● Responsible for the operational budget, including productivity, financial and staff planning, as well as delivery and fulfillment worldwide.
Major professional experiences & competencies ● Demonstrated experience in operations / logistics / supply chain management ● Proven Management experience in a manufacturing, production or distribution environment ● Have had both practical and theoretical exposure to lean tools (problem solving, 5S, and process improvement) and who are familiar with the concept ● Prior working experience in the Ecommerce industry is a plus
Education and specific skills ● Has a Bachelor's or master’s degree holder, or equivalent work experience ● Fluent in English and Swedish, both written and spoken
Personal characteristics ● An entrepreneurial attitude - action and goal oriented and naturally curious about testing and implementing new initiatives ● High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day- to-day activities ● Strong sense of ownership and ability to work proactively. ● Strong leadership abilities, able to create commitment, motivation and lead teams at all levels ● Superior interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels, tactful, mature, flexible ● Enjoy working with numbers - Ability to produce, interpret using data to solve problems ● Good business understanding and acumen
Application In this recruitment we cooperate with Finnveden Executive AB. For further information regarding this position, you are most welcome to contact Senior Recruitment Consultant Martin Dambergs, tel +46 72 206 20 84. Since the selection is ongoing, we want your application as soon as possible. The application is sent via Finnveden Executives website, http://www.finnvedenexecutive.se