Making the ordinary extraordinary: that’s Fiskars Group’s motto. For many years now, Fiskars has managed to gain market share with a variety of premium lifestyle brands in a highly competitive market. E-commerce plays a crucial role in this. The E-commerce Manager Continental Europe is responsible for all commercial activities of the Vita portfolio via the e-commerce channel.
About Fiskars Group
Fiskars Group was founded in 1694 in Fiskars, a small village in Finland. Over the past centuries, the company has grown into a modern, leading and listed multinational with 7,000 employees in thirty different countries and an overall performance of one billion Euros. The Vita-team for continental Europe is headquartered in the Fiskars offices in the economic heart of Rotterdam – home to 25 passionate colleagues.
Despite the several name and course changes that Fiskars has gone through over the years, the company’s vision remains unchanged: ‘Creating a positive, lasting impact on our quality of life’. With an impressive portfolio of premium lifestyle brands available in over a hundred countries – Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber Wedgwood, Royal Copenhagen, Arabia, Gilmour, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, Rörstrand and Waterford – Fiskars offers beautiful, functional and sustainable products that help improve everyday life in your home and garden. The products are mainly available at high-end retailers (De Bijenkorf, Printemps, KaDeWe, Galeries Lafayette), in their own shops, online (Amazon, Connox, Cookinglife, fonQ, Veepee, Westwing, Zalando Lounge) and via DIY channels.
Terra, Vita and Crea
The Fiskars brands are divided into three business units: Terra, Vita and Crea. The E-commerce Manager deals with all domains, but focuses mainly on the Vita portfolio. Within that portfolio the E-commerce Manager focuses on the categories Tableware, Interior & Lifestyle.
Vacancy: E-commerce Manager Continental Europe
E-commerce is booming and plays an important role in Fiskars Group’s growth. The E-commerce Manager is responsible for all commercial activities through the e-commerce channel for the Vita portfolio in continental Europe, as well as for some online Terra and Crea accounts. This makes the weight and impact of the role particularly high. Externally, the E-commerce Manager is the face of Fiskars towards large pure players; internally, they are part of the international E-commerce team responsible for all indirect online sales in Continental Europe. The E-commerce Manager represents the e-commerce channel from a single-position role, but is internationally part of the Continental Europe team. It goes without saying that the E-commerce Manager Continental Europe is the focus of much attention both internally and externally. They report directly to Violaine Pillegand/Holtzmann, the Head of indirect E-commerce Continental Europe based in the Paris offices.
New Business Development
Currently, the Netherlands and Germany are Fiskars’ largest e-commerce markets. The E-commerce Manager will spread its wings even further – especially in Southern Europe there is still a world of opportunity waiting to be seized. With a fresh outlook, they will take a look at existing collaborations and how to intensify them. At the same time, new business development is also a priority. The E-commerce Manager searches all over continental Europe for opportunities for collaborations with new partners; creating commercial opportunities is her/his second nature.
The ideal candidate is an internationally oriented digital native who can think on a strategic level, is able to see past the commercial game and gets energized by new opportunities. Affinity with premium brands is a requirement, as is a pragmatic, hands-on attitude. In doing so, they will make an essential contribution to the growth of a leading, dynamic company while being part of an international team that turns the ordinary into something extraordinary every day.