The Berlin-based vertical commerce company Berlin Brands Group, founded as Chal-Tec GmbH in 2005 by Peter Chaljawski, has been successfully producing and selling products for consumers in the area of home & living, consumer electronics, sound & light and sports since 2005 and is one of Germany's top-selling digital companies. The largest and best-known brands are Klarstein for household appliances, auna for audio equipment and Capital Sports for home fitness.

The Berlin Brands Group combines the entire value chain: from product development, conception and design to production, marketing and customer service. From its headquarters in Berlin, the vertical commerce company manages the brand development and multi-channel distribution of more than 2,500 products for consumers in 24 countries worldwide. More than 700 employees currently work at the six locations in Berlin (headquarters), Kamp-Lintfort (logistics centre), Bratislava, Istanbul, Hong Kong and San Francisco.
 
In order to continue to grow so successfully and dynamically, we are always looking for motivated colleagues like you to join us in shaping the DNA of the Berlin Brands Group.
 
We are looking for a strategic & entrepreneurial leader for our Japan business who will be building scalable operational infrastructure which is capable of multiplying BBG’s revenues every year by hundreds of $ Millions. As our Japan COO you will be responsible for building up operational infrastructure including warehousing (own and 3PL) and a delivery network. Our ideal candidate is a hands-on leader with highly analytical skills, outstanding strategic thinking, inspiring communication style, and solid experience in e-commerce.

Your responsibilities:

  • Hire and build the local Japan team to support reaching our aspirational goals
  • Lead the Japan local team and collaborate closely with BBG´s headquarter cross-functional teams to make the Japan market a success
  • Collaborate with BBG's headquarter leadership to identify projects and opportunities in a progressive and systematic fashion
  • Close coordination with BBG's Headquarter cross-functional teams is very important as together you will be identifying processes that should be adopted from Europe and those, that need to be localized or build up entirely
  • Build up scalable operational infrastructure and processes for a multi hundred million business with aggressive growth rates.
  • Build scalable processes by making use of data, automation and AI
  • Build an operational setup that meets strict expectations of our B2C & B2B customers, including next day deliveries on most Japan ground.
  • Lead, structure and negotiate deals and contracts and bring them to actual operational success, especially with warehousing providers, 3PL and transportation partners.
  • Responsible for Japan processes, including the development of our ERP. 
  • Create an environment capable of a multichannel landscape serving not only e-commerce customers but also the requirements of the leading Retail corporations.
  • Make sure that every department tracks the right set of KPI´s and puts actions behind.
  • Keep a holistic view of the business: this requires a solid understanding of and focus on the entire value chain of the business, from forecasting and purchasing, supply chain and distribution networks, customer satisfaction, sales and marketing to after sales service and returns.

Your profile:

  • 6+ years of experience in leadership positions including Head, Director, VP in e-commerce or logistics fulfillment companies in Japan.
  • Ideally 4+ years of experience in a D2C or Amazon or Rakuten focused business.
  • Deep understanding of the Japan e-commerce & retail market.
  • Highly driven, exceptional strategic thinking and entrepreneurial execution abilities.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving capacity with experience in successfully navigating within a matrix of different environments.
  • Relationship builder with winning communication and excellent presentation skills.
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and entrepreneurial can-do mentality.
  • Ability to steer and manage projects with multiple workstreams over a wide variety of functional business problems, ideally with proven successes in the past.
  • Great add-on would be experience in post-merger integrations.
  • Significant experience in leading cross-functional teams.
  • Strong leadership skills with a team-oriented and collaborative approach to work.

We offer:

  • Challenging tasks in a top management team consisting of experienced and successful entrepreneurs. 
  • High level of of responsibility and codetermination of the company’s strategy and targets. 
  • A leading position in an exciting and economically sustainable and growing e-commerce company. 
  • International teams full of motivated and qualified coworkers. 
  • Opportunities for professional development, language courses as well as team training and coaching.

 

JOIN THE GANG!

Become a member of one of Europe's leading ecommerce companies and fill out the online application below. We are looking forward to your application!
 
Berlin Brands Group
Wallstr. 16
10179 Berlin
www.berlin-brands-group.com
 

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