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General Manager, Nordic

UNILIN produces laminate, engineered parquet and luxury vinyl tiles under the Quick-Step and Pergo brand as well as wood-based panels (particle board, MDF), decorative panels, roof systems and insulation boards. UNILIN employs 4.900 people at 20 production sites worldwide and has a turnover of € 1,5 billion. Since 2005 UNILIN is part of US listed company Mohawk Industries, Inc., the world’s largest flooring company with manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe, Russia and Asia. The group is listed on the stock exchange (NYSE), has a turnover of $ 9 billion and 37.800 employees internationally. As an employer, UNILIN distinguishes itself as a passionate, innovative growth company that has built its success on real entrepreneurs at all levels. The UNILIN business culture is characterized by investments in technology and people. The global headquarters are located in Wielsbeke, Belgium.

We offer

Unilin flooring division has a strong market position in the Nordic region. The company offers products within laminate, parquet and vinyl flooring under the Pergo and Quick-Step brands, mainly sold via the retail channel in the Nordic countries. Thanks to the strong Unilin brand, well known for quality and innovation, you will work in a very positive environment with potential for continued growth in the Nordic region. Your role will be to provide strong leadership, direction and management to the activities in the Nordic region.

Main tasks and responsibilities

You are an experienced leader working with B2B sales, preferably but not necessarily in an area related to building/construction materials. Your focus areas will be to lead the operational and local commercial team and actively monitor business performance against your set P&L targets. You will furthermore work with business and strategy planning where you will maximize the potential through effective market appraisal and ensure that the appropriate route to market is selected. You will be located at the office in Malmö/Hyllie or at our office in Oslo and report directly to the VP Sales & Distribution for the flooring division.

Your background and experience

  • Experience from direct distribution of an A-brand in the building materials or similar area
  • P&L management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Broad experience in managing complex sales in an international framework
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering or marketing/finance
  • Excellent English skills

Your personal profile

  • Business oriented mindset
  • A natural and motivating leader
  • Strong drive and own initiative.
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Strong communication skills

For more information, please contact K2 Search, Senior Consultant Arne Nordström, +46 706 989 200 or Research Consultant Linnea Lindroth, +46 76 525 38 59. All contacts are handled with strict confidentiality. Submit your application soonest to: www.k2search.se