21 Feb 2019

Konsumentvaror | Stockholm | Marknad/Kommunikation/Försäljning | Rekrytering

Altia – Marketing Director Scandinavia

Are you an experienced, highly motivating and value-driven Marketing Director with a track record of enabling others to grow and deliver superior results? Do you want to take on a key role in our dedicated Scandinavian management team, as the new leader of our competent marketing division? And do you have passion for building the best brand experiences on the market? Then we want to get to know you!

For the new position as Marketing Director Scandinavia, we are looking for a true leader with extensive experience to manage, coach and enable senior managers to further develop themselves and their teams. You are a strategic, visionary and value-driven, engaged and committed to motivate others to grow and perform. Naturally, you also have an impressive track record of delivering strong results.

As our Marketing Director Scandinavia you will have a leading position in Altias Scandinavian organization. You will be playing vital role in shaping our future success and growing our market position. You will be part of our Scandinavian management team, working closely with our Head Quarters in Finland as well as international stakeholders for our partner brand owners.

About the position

As Marketing Director Scandinavia at Altia you will be overall responsible for the Scandinavian marketing department. You will manage a team of five direct reports of senior managers, who in turn are leading and coaching 30+ engaged managers and specialists within brand, category and business development.

Your number one priority and focus in this role is to manage, coach and motivate your team to grow and develop, while securing our market positions for both Altias own brands, as well as the portfolios of our partner/third party brands. Further you will be responsible to lead the work with the agency business and partner collaborations, to negotiate contracts and continue to build on strong as well as establish new relations.

The position is full time and placed at Altias Swedish Head Quarters in Stockholm, reporting directly to Senior Vice President, Head of Scandinavia.

Your qualifications:

To succeed in this role you have a solid track record of at least 10+ years’ in strategic marketing management, leading teams of managers and specialists in a relevant FMCG setting. You have worked with marketing of both owned brands and third part/partner brands with outstanding results.

In summary, you would be able to show:

  • Superior leadership skills built on a foundation of sound values
  • Strong business acumen and ability to lead experienced team to reach good results
  • Great ability to handle complex projects and navigate in a matrix organization
  • Experience in creating strategy and marketing planning
  • Successful marketing management of own and third party brands
  • Solid experience in working in close collaboration with agencies
  • Successful track record of negotiating large contracts
  • Extensive agency management experience
  • Very good presentations- and communication skills
  • Master’s degree in marketing or equivalent
  • Very good knowledge of both English and Swedish

Personal attributes:

In this recruitment we put our focus on excellent leadership. Your core motivation lies within enabling others to grow and in uniting teams to collaborate to deliver superior results.

In short, as our Marketing Director Scandinavia you:

  • Have a genuine passion for people!
  • Are an engaging leader, known for building and leading high performing teams
  • Are proactive and confident, passionate about Altias brands and vision
  • Have a strong ability to navigate in complex environments
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and engage others
  • Great ability to build strong relationship, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent negotiation skills and business acumen

We offer you a unique opportunity to join our winning Altia team in this new and important role. With us you will get a motivating and inspiring team of professionals eager for you to join our future journey.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Altia is the leading wine and spirits company offering quality brands in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Altia produces, markets, sells, imports and exports alcoholic beverages in its market area. Altia serves its consumers, customers and partners close to markets with its wide production, sales and logistic set-up. Altia’s own brands such as Blossa, Chill Out, Explorer, Grönstedts, Jaloviina, Koskenkorva, O.P. Anderson, Renault, Larsen, Xanté and Skåne Akvavit have a strong market position and a many of them a long heritage to cherish. Sustainability is an essential business factor for Altia. We want to enhance a modern, responsible Nordic drinking culture.

Application for the job:

In this recruitment Altia is partnering with Academic Search. If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please contact Martina Josefsson 0736-503152 or Isabel Bångstad 0735-093029. Please apply to the position by clicking the link below and attaching your CV + cover letter in English. We look forward to your application as soon as possible.

Academic Search International is one of Scandinavia’s most merited companies within Executive Search, Recruitment & Interim Management. Our focus is people with documented manager- and specialist competences. We have close collaborations with national and international companies with strong brands and purpose. Our mission is to unite the best qualified candidates with the toughest challenges at the most interesting companies in Sweden. Our values are KNOWLEDGE, ENGAGEMENT, RESPONSIBILITY and COLLABORATION. Through these values, we make a difference in all our relationships.

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