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Strategy Director

Location: London

Salary: competitive + company benefits

Global Fashion Group (GFG) is the leading fashion and lifestyle retail destination in Asia Pacific, Latin America and CIS. We connect over 10,000 global, local and own brands to a market of more than one billion consumers through four established e-commerce platforms: THE ICONIC, ZALORA, dafiti and lamoda. Through an inspiring and seamless customer experience enabled by our own technology ecosystem and operational infrastructure, we are dedicated to being the #1 fashion and lifestyle destination in our markets. With 17 offices and 10 fulfilment centres across four continents, GFG proudly employs a dynamic and diverse team with deep local knowledge and expertise. In the first half of 2019, GFG delivered over 15.8 million orders to 12 million active customers.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

In this role as a Strategy Director you will report directly into the London-based co-CEO of GFG and you will work closely with the broader executive team, in particular the Malaysia-based co-CEO and the London-based CFO. The Strategy function is wide-ranging at GFG and spans the support and execution of centralised and regional growth initiatives, organisational development, corporate finance and other special projects. 

 

THE IMPACT YOU’LL MAKE

 

The role is largely project-based and some of the responsibilities you will have include:

  • Preparation of significant decisions by the Co-CEOs (e.g. commercial projects, major capex investments)

  • Analysis of complex operational problems in category management, fulfilment and other functions

  • Develop an investor relations strategy for a recently listed public company

  • Support of business development initiatives (e.g. strategic dialogue with brands)

  • Strategic projects including business reviews and M&As

  • Market intelligence, competitive monitoring and benchmarking

  • Preparation of Board materials, internal memos and communication on behalf of the Co-CEOs

 

WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE TEAM

 

To be successful in this role you will combine strong analytical skills, corporate finance know-how, an understanding of fashion ecommerce and the ability to effectively drive projects across geographies, time zones and cultures in a collaborative and efficient way. You will be a self-starter with the ability to navigate ambiguity, at times with minimal resourcing support. 

  • You will have experience in the GFG end-markets (LATAM, Asia-Pacific and/or CIS) as well as exposure, either professionally and/or personally in order to better understand the culture and work environment where GFG operates. 
  • You will have prior experience within the strategy function of a corporate organisation, as well as experience with a top-tier investment bank or management consulting firm covering clients in the Technology industry.
  • You will have an undergraduate degree in economics, business or finance. 
  • You will be required to travel (at times extensively) to GFG`s countries of operations, with possible long periods of time deployed in the GFG regions. 

 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  • The unique opportunity to have a serious impact on a growing organisation;

  • A dynamic working environment shaping the face of fashion e-commerce in growth markets

  • Significant career growth opportunities in a fast-growing business, gain working exposure in the 17 countries across the group

  • Work closely with a global talent pool with international mindset

 

Recruiting start date: 26th September 2019

Recruiting end date: 24th October 2019 (midnight)

Apply today and join GFG in this exciting role shaping the face of fashion e-commerce!

Global Fashion Group is an equal opportunity employer. Global Fashion Group will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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