LEGO Systems, Inc. Senior Space and Assortment Manager, based in DK or UK in Billund, Denmark

Senior Space and Assortment Manager, based in DK or UK

Location Denmark, Billund; United Kingdom

Posted Date 05/28/2018

Job ID DK6264

Category Retail

Senior Space and Assortment Manager, based in DK or UK

Are you passionate about creating unique retailer experiences? Do you thrive on being a strategic partner to a wide range of stakeholders globally?

We’re looking for a colleague with a strong knowledge and expertise in Space Management, Assortment Optimization and Omni-channel.

Market and Commercial Development

You will join the Sales Tools and Systems team consisting of 9 individuals focused on driving retail execution excellence across the company through our expertise and digital solutions. Developing our sales capabilities we serve as a trusted partner across the organization. Our goal is to deliver a compelling customer experience by enabling the organization to maximize our revenue, profitability and shopper experience. The MCD team is based both at our headquarters in Billund and at our regional headquarters; this position is open both at our Billund and London office.

Your specific tasks include:

  • Setting direction, objectives, KPIs and acting as an overall product owner for the Space Management and Assortment Optimisation area.

  • Providing digital thought leadership and consultation to cross-functional teams.

  • Driving change management across the team by aligning people and processes. When there is competing interests, you effectively negotiate agreements that benefits the organization.

  • Leveraging our Space Management platform, act as an enabling link between markets and IT, articulating medium to long-term business requirements.

  • Training the organisation and facilitating best practice sharing across markets and regions via formalized training programs.

  • Delivering business consultancy to regional and local sales teams, identifying process efficiency gains, supporting shopper and space analytics.

  • Providing frequent and thorough communication of global initiatives, trends and benchmarks.

Challenges and Opportunities

Every role at the LEGO Group provides its own set of challenges and opportunities, this role is no different. You’ll be in the heart of the organisation, collaborating cross-functionally with a wide range of stakeholders, you’ll learn how the LEGO Group operates at all levels, markets and cultures. As a Senior Manager your role is to take the global leadership in the development of organisational capabilities, processes, tools and concepts within the Space Management and Assortment optimisation area. You will be responsible for bridging the Space Management agenda with the customer planning, omni channel, shopper, operation and retail execution areas. Your role is to enable sales leaders, trade marketing and merchandisers in building a strong partnership with our retail partners. You build success through people by liaising with senior stakeholders, leveraging shopper insights, category performance and space analytics. Acting as a product owner, you will be leading and implementing cross functional initiatives. You will be setting clear objectives for the area and developing the commercial roadmap. Sounds like something you’d thrive in? Apply now!

Do you have what it takes?

  • Significant experience in Space Management and/or other marketing disciplines ideally from a premium consumer brand company

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Highly collaborative, strong communication skills and the ability to build success through people

  • Ability and desire to work at both the strategic and tactical levels with proven success at developing integrated digital solutions.

  • Excellent analytical skills, with a passion for IT and the ability to turn data into useful analysis that drives profitable growth.

  • A master’s degree in business administration or a related field

  • Flexibility to travel, 30-40 international travel days per year to be expected

Bringing it to Life

This is an unique opportunity to work in the intersection between shopper, brand and retailers within one of the most loved kids brands in the World – the LEGO Group.

Join the global LEGO® family

In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV.

If you would like to know more about the position, please call Director Lars Haldborg Thomsen +45 30653040