January 2021

Chief Operating Officer for global European footwear brand

Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced COO who can come in an lead the strategic planning for both the short term and long term, as they plan for future growth

  • Location : Germany
  • Package : Strong salary, bonus scheme, full relocation, company car

The Role

Reporting into the CEO, the COO will have significant responsibility to drive a robust strategy of continuous improvement, centred around production, supply planning, purchasing and factory-based quality management, driving operational excellence across the business and forging alignment across all of Birkenstock’s manufacturing facilities.

The Person

They are seeking an experienced hands-on leader, someone who is already a proven operator in the footwear industry. Ideally, they might offer a career background in a business with at least the vestiges of being privately owned, albeit with great complexity and a contemporary approach. It is essential that they have the capability to operate as a key player at General Management level, bringing challenge, rigour and pace to the team.