Do you have what it takes to build and lead GROHE in Finland? And are you motivated to take the business to the next level? As the predecessor is taking on new challenges, GROHE is looking for a new
to lead the Finnish team and business in Finland.
In this role you will lead the whole Finnish operations by ensuring profitability and developing new business. You develop plans for company growth, improvements of sales and brand recognition and training/recruiting of staff. In steering GROHE Finland forward, you take full responsibility of financial performance from budget preparation to investment activities. You define goals based on needs, capabilities and purpose in marketing, sales, operations and customer service. In the strategy making and -implementation, you have the support from GROHE both from the Nordic headquarter as well as the main headquarter placed in Dusseldorf.
You will manage a well-operating team of 10. The team consist of sales, marketing, customer service and field service employees. You understand your role as a Manager in building up a successful sales team and provide the team with necessary resources and smart KPI’s that motivate and create a high-performing environment. Natural cooperation within the company is also important as the processes require a contribution from different parties from technical experts to global executives.
Strong sales orientation defines your decision-making; you operate by endorsing client commitment and stakeholder management. You lead sales and operations by teaming up with others in the organization and mobilizing resources to achieve objectives. You build and develop trusted relationships within the customer organizations, suppliers and parent organization in order to grow the business.
You understand business in the construction and wholesaler industry and have a vision on how to steer the GROHE brand awareness within the main target groups. The ability to manage external and internal stakeholders from key opinion leaders to suppliers is crucial.
You are a natural problem-solver and you demonstrate ambition, strength of character and enthusiasm. As a Manager, you strive to make the team succeed together and you believe in sharing knowledge and experience in order to build a knowledgeable and motivated team. In your course of action, you show exemplary and steady persistence which is a key success factor in building a business from the ground up.
You work naturally with different stakeholders and create rapport through trust and co-operation. You are structured in pursuing set goals and work on own initiative in an analytical manner. You possess strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to understand customer needs and see possibilities instead of limitations.
GROHE offers a challenging role in an international company with high ambitions. You will be responsible for ensuring success in GROHE Finland, but also be central in influencing the future development of GROHE internationally.
You will join an organization recognized by a dynamic and informal culture. GROHE celebrates successes and always strives to reach goals and ambitions. GROHE highly supports responsible and driving leaders who demonstrate results and commitment. GROHE has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting successful leaders and employees to take the next step.
As a global company with the worlds broadest and newest product line we always find new ways to influence the market. GROHE is a global player, and this will make the position even more interesting for the right candidate.
GROHE has been part of the LIXIL Group Corporation since 2014. LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that make better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. LIXIL was born in 2011 through a merger of five of Japan's most successful building materials and housing companies, that draw on Japanese heritage to create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes.
GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings and has a total of over 6,000 employees, 2,400 of which are based in Germany. GROHE operates five production sites. With three production sites, Germany is the location for innovation, design and development. GROHE has been developing new product categories since its inception. This includes the GROHE Blue and Red water systems and the recently-introduced Innovation, design and development are closely aligned with one another and are enshrined in the German site as an integrated process. As a result, GROHE products carry the seal of quality “Made in Germany”. In the last ten years alone, GROHE has received over 300 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings as one of “Germany’s most sustainable large brands”, confirming the success of the brand. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the German government’s CSR prize and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.
The position is located in the center of Helsinki. Remote working is also an opportunity one can use accordingly. As the business is global, one needs to have willingness to travel frequently within Finland and abroad – main focus being on Europe.
If you would like more information about the position, please do not hesitate to contact our recruitment partner Göran Hernberg +358 500 409 779 or Inka Rautiala +358 46 876 0455. Best available on:
25th of August between 9.00-10.30
27th of August between 9.00-10.30
1st of September 14.00 – 15.30
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