Strategic Launch Manager - Private Label

LoveCrafts

United Kingdom / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 05/10/2021
  • Website: lovecrafts.com
  • Company Address: 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL

About LoveCrafts

At LoveCrafts we’re building online communities for crafters: homes for makers where they can find their latest inspiration, learn new techniques, easily source all their supplies and share their creations with like-minded makers around the world.

Job Description

We are looking for an energetic strategy manager to support our Chief Retail Officer and the broader Retail Team in expanding our direct-to-consumer category in the smart, kind, entrepreneurial manner that we’ve built the rest of the business.  The primary purpose of this position is to lead the launches of several business-critical categories across our expanding category range. You will develop, support and lead these projects to achieve specific launch deadlines in each category.  This role is based in either the UK or the USA with felxibility for remote working, our hub bases are in London and New York. 

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Own the project timeline for our planned D2C launches and deliver on all deadlines effectively and efficiently
  • Inspire and motivate a big cross-functional team, coordinating across a number of departments to achieve our D2C launches 
  • Set data-based performance targets for each launch and dig into the data to understand what’s working, and what isn’t - and how to fix any shortfalls
  • Together with our Buying team, work with international external partners to establish the best sourcing relationships to support our D2C growth
  • Identify any internal resource gaps and provide recommendations to finetune our systems to support the growth of a D2C business

 


Who you are

  • You will be a smart, curious and fun individual who is keen to work in an environment that strongly believes in its culture of smart, kind, makers
  • You have excellent EQ and enjoy working with a wide range of people
  • You have confident participation as part of the leadership team
  • You have high intelligence, broad business acumen, and approach problems with a logical and analytical mindset
  • You’ll have courage and diplomacy to tackle the tough stuff  
  • You have an excellent written communication style
  • You will have a total ownership mentality
  • You have a can do, will do attitude
  • An ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years experience in a top tier consulting firm or fast-growth  or start-up business environment, with project and team management experience



What we’re offering

  • Competitive salary to reflect your skills and experience plus benefits
  • 25 holiday days + a day off for your birthday.
  • Options over shares, pension plan or 401k, private healthcare 
  • Smart colleagues and supportive team.
  • A key, ownership role in a high-growth segment of a high-growth business
  • Opportunity to work on areas all across the business - from marketing to tech to operations and lead a team as part of project roles
  • Working environment that values excellence
  • Autonomy - freedom to make your own decisions and to get stuff done
  • The choice of hardware to work on

About us

At LoveCrafts we’re building online communities for crafters: homes for makers where they can find inspiration for their latest projects, learn new techniques, easily source all their supplies and share their creations with like-minded makers around the world.

Since launching in 2012, we’ve grown incredibly quickly. Our membership in the prestigious Future Fifty and 20th place on the FT’s list of fastest growing European companies is thanks to the hard work of our team of smart, kind makers based in London, Kyiv and in the USA.  We’ve been fuelled by investment from Europe’s leading venture capital firms; Balderton Capital (LoveFilm, The Hut) funded our Series A round, followed by Highland Europe (Photobox, WeTransfer) and most recently Scottish Equity Partners (Skyscanner, Matches Fashion).

We’re playing with the very best in web, mobile, social, commerce and media technology as we create the perfect digital business for all things craft related.  Our team is filled with ambitious, curious, entrepreneurial and occasionally kooky makers. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Diversity is important at LoveCrafts. We aim to attract the widest range of talent into our business to enable us to create an inclusive working environment, and to reflect and understand our customers and their needs. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We aim to create a modern, flexible work environment that supports everyone to do their best work and therefore, we are open to having conversations about flexible working for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. We are committed to providing a working environment where everyone’s individuality and unique contributions are recognised, valued and respected and where all of our employees have equal opportunity to grow and attain their full potential.

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