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Job Status: CLOSED

Job Title: CEO (Outdoor Sports)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Outdoor Sports / Sporting Goods / Recreational Goods

Market: North America

Channel: Omnichannel (retail, wholesale, ecoomerce)

Reporting to: Board / Private Equity Firm

Direct Reports: Team of 30 (US, Europe, China)

Traveling: 30%

Salary Range: (USD) Around $200k to $250k base + bonus + equity

Visa: No sponsorship possible

Job ID: JO-2108-914

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Industry(ies): Outdoor, Consumer Goods, Recreational / Sporting Goods,

Function(s): General Management (of company or division),

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Job Description

Our Client

Our client is a confidential Private Equity backed sporting goods company specialized in Outdoor Sports.

Objective

The new CEO will be part of a new aggressive growth strategy including:

  • expanding the omni-channel distribution (strong emphasis on ecommerce)
  • create strategic partnerships
  • help identify other acquisition targets

Job Description

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Requirements

  • Effective partnership across leadership roles within an entrepreneurial organization with an ability to implement positive change.
  • Strong financial acumen, P & L management experience and key understanding of levers to drive profitability
  • Experience running a growth oriented, profitable business where scalable people, processes, systems, and controls are critical to the success of the business.
  • Company or business unit management in a rapidly changing / disruptive industry
  • Experience in the outdoor sports, sporting goods, recreational goods spaces is a good starting point, however the company may benefit from an outsider with knowledge of the various retail channels in the US. Knowledge of various retail channels / customers in the US and deep relationships with the buyers, senior executives, and members of the Boards of Directors within those businesses will outweigh outdoor sports experience
  • Customer facing experience / ability to develop a brand / story to convey a strong message of differentiation in outdoor sporting goods space. Must be able to tell a convincing story to prospective US retail customers that aligns with their value proposition.
  • Strong understanding in Social Media and content driven marketing strategies.
  • Experience with private equity or corporate board roles preferred; excellent communicator with board members and shareholders; a true partner for the shareholders of the business
  • A strong customer service orientation demonstrated through the implementation and execution of best in class service methodologies.
  • The ability to bring best practices to the organization across functions and responsibility levels. A cross functional partner who relates at all levels.
  • Appreciated previous experience: industries such as outdoor sports, sporting goods, recreational goods, watersports, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding
  • Appreciated previous titles: CEO, General Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, COO