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Agents/Distributors THOR.LO, Inc looking for agents Date : 25/08/2016 
Essential Functions: THOR.LO, Inc is a U.S.A. sock manufacturer who is a leader and an industry innovator in the premium sports-specific sock category. Thorlo Inc. intends to go direct to retail in a number of European countries therefore we are soliciting new independent, commission only, agents/agencies for representation in Europe for our Thorlos and Experia Brands.

Skills and Knowledge Required: Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a history of significant, long-term professional relationships with a wide array of retailers and channels of distribution. Candidate must be bi-language with a written and verbal knowledge of English.
Please respond by e-mail with a resume or agency review to Julia Prevette at jprevette@thorlo.com.
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Manager(s) Confluence Outdoor Commercial Director - Europe Date : 29/07/2016 
Confluence Outdoor (www.confluenceoutdoor.com) is a global leader in performance outdoor watersports equipment with eight watersports brands: Wilderness Systems, Perception, Dagger, and Wave Sport kayaks, Mad River Canoe, Adventure Technology paddles, Harmony accessories, and Boardworks stand up paddleboards and surfboards.
The company is looking to appoint an experienced Commercial Director to head up its Sales & Marketing in Europe. The position based in UK will lead the commercial operations of the European business to expand penetration in key countries with both direct to dealer relationships and distributors.
Applicants should have a background in the European outdoor or related sports industry and have experience in leading sales teams and marketing of niche sports activities.
Paddle Sports market experience is desirable, but primary skills include commercial knowledge of the European distribution channels, budget management, leadership and analytical skills.
Interested parties please send applications with CV to: InternationalSales@kayaker.com
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Manager(s) Seeland looking for Footwear R&D / Product Manager Date : 11/07/2016 
Seeland International A/S seeks a dedicated Footwear R&D / Product Manager to manage and develop the company’s footwear portfolio within the hunting brands Härkila and Seeland.

Key Responsibilities
You are responsible for the creative process from design brief to final sales sample sign off. You will report to Head of Brands.

• A Bachelor’s Degree in footwear design, alternatively in manufacturing, business or marketing
• A minimum of 6 years of functional footwear experience
• Experience in the creation of footwear design packages and execution of product designs
• A track record from the hunting, outdoor, or sports industry

We offer you:
Salary and other conditions of employment negotiated based on qualifications. Send your application and CV to job@seeland.com no later than 1 October, 2016. Questions for the Head of Brands Claus Juul at +45 29741620.

Seeland International A/S is Europe’s leading market supplier and manufacture a broad portfolio of hunting brands - Seeland, Härkila, Decoy. Seeland International A/S has its headquarters in Greve south of Copenhagen.
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Manager(s) Salomon looking for a Global Commercial Manager Apparel Date : 11/07/2016 
Amer Sports is the global leader for sporting goods with the brands Salomon, Mavic, Arc’teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Suunto and Precor. Salomon SAS is known for its highly innovative products. Founded in 1947, in the heart of Alps, Salomon SAS is an active company within many sport disciplines. Passion is at the center of the activity and its 750 employees (France) are all dedicated to making Salomon the mountain brand reference.

We are looking for a Global Commercial Manager Apparel Category M/F, Based in Annecy (France).

You will define and deploy the commercial strategy of the segment in agreement with the commercial strategy of the category, in order to develop the turnover and the margin.

Key responsibilities: Deploy the commercial strategy of the brand globally (with follow up focus in dedicated countries) / Build the commercial plan for his/her segment in collaboration with regions and B2C / Define assortments according to the products / Validate the price strategy in priority markets, for the category / Define distribution channels and segments according to the brand strategy and the country potential / - Expand sales, margins, prices, distribution and product objectives according to the markets / Steer, train and support local commercial teams on the dimensions: management, price and margins, retail ROI, sales objectives, marketing and distribution, budget and supply / Develop, coordinate and monitor annual budgets and business plans: sales and marketing margins, penetration of products and markets, general conditions of sale and prices, marketing actions / Supervise the implementation of commercial actions in countries / Transmit the markets needs in steering committees of the activity (offer creation, market volume) = favor a product creation in harmony with customers’ expectations / Steer transversal projects influencing the distribution strategy

Profile: 8 / 10 years of professional experience in retail buying / 5 year degree course / Running market experience would be an added benefit, as would experience in the (technical / sport) bags and packs market / Strong commercial leadership knowledge of the markets, products, distribution channels, negotiation techniques, budgetary management / Ability to evolve in a multicultural environment / Ability to convince and lead / Analysis and synthesis capacities / Organization skills, good social skills / Autonomy / Pedagogy /Frequent travels

Please send your application (CV + cover letter) by mail to HRServices@salomon.com under the reference APP - ICM

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Designer Senior Designer Date : 29/06/2016 
Sea to Summit is a global manufacturer and distributor of equipment for travel & adventure. Sea to Summit products are sold in 40 countries and can be found in a variety of different retail environments including: travel, outdoor, paddle, bike, fishing, airports, sporting, hunting, homewares and gift. We are a dynamic and growing business driven by product innovation and fuelled by the energy of our team. We have offices in Perth, Sydney, Germany, China & Hong Kong.

Sea to Summit designs and manufactures innovative products for adventure & travel, we have received numerous awards recognising our design excellence. We are looking for an experienced leader to manage our design team in Australia & China. You will be responsible for driving product design excellence. You will need to harness the collective output of the design team into a force that continues to advance our position as leaders in our field. The successful applicant will have past experience in innovative and creative designs, these core skills will be complemented with a strong commercial sense and established management credentials. You will report to the Managing Director. Key points:
• Lead, inspire and manage the Sea to Summit Design Team based in Perth & southern China.
• Implement a system of project timelines and deliverables to ensure targets are met
• Work in partnership with design team to initiate new manufacturing techniques, materials & technologies
• Manage product costings, margin targets and bill of materials to ensure the commercial success of our products
• Direct the selection of vendors and establish performance criteria
• Manage external contractors
• Create and approve product copy for packaging and marketing
• Identify global trends & monitor competitor activity
• Mentor and guide the team
• This role will be based in our head office in Perth, Western Australia
Key Requirements
• 5 years in a lead design role
• Past experience with a variety of manufacturing techniques using textiles, plastics & metal
• Must have commercial negotiation skills
• Must understand the full product development life cycle from concept to commercialisation
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Past experience establishing and enforcing QC standards for products and vendors
• High level of proficiency in Solidworks, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and the Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to travel
Please contact Terry Anderson at terry@seatosummit.com.au
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