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go to Market & Optimisation Specialist

Country : United Kingdom United Kingdom

Region : England

County : Greater London

Town : London

Category : Retail

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Aesop has carefully cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Our company is determinedly creative, intelligent and progressive, and nurtures these qualities by employing people who share our passionate interest in design, innovation, and incisive enquiry across all fields.

Our organisational culture is entirely unique, distinguished by an uncommon blend of courtesy, cordiality and intellectual energy. We seek those who can bring a wealth of life experience and inspired ideas to our table.

In return, we provide comprehensive induction and training programmes, and encourage an inclusive culture that nurtures enduring professional relationships. We also appreciate the benefits that flow from our employees' external pursuits.

We raise our bar high at Aesop and never lower it; this is one of the keys to our success and one of the many reasons why people wish to work here. If you would like to join Aesop, we invite you to peruse our current career opportunities.
Aesop is looking to recruit an outstanding candidate who can help us deliver and optimise strategic projects. We have bold ambitions to grow and take the special experience of Aesop to new horizons; the GTM & Optimisation Specialist will be critical in ensuring we have tangible plans and business processes to acheive our strategic objectives.
The role will be responsible for defining and owning the end to end go-to-market processes to launch concepts in markets successfully, and in optimising other key business processes to ensure more effective outcomes. Specifically, the specialist will detail our approaches, processes and plans to launch concepts which allow us to reach new consumers and markets, achieve our competitive advantage and deliver our sales ambitions. This role will be part of Aesop's Global Strategy team.

Job description

What we are looking to achieve:

Aesop has defined an ambitious growth path ahead as we continue to raise our presence and extend our profile. As part of our global vision, we have identified a set of growth opportunities and priorities. We are looking for a Go-to-Market specialist who can support our new businesses in markets and help to optimise existing processes, creating immediate benefit for the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to assist us in realising our initiatives into bold new revenues streams which delight our customers, inspire our teams and take us forwards.

How you will help us achieve our vision:

The Go-to-Market & Optimisation Specialist will report into Global Strategy and work alongside the Global PMO function. Collaborating with other relevant parts of the business, the Go-to-Market & Optimisation Specialist will bring to market and realise priority initiatives. Specifically, the Strategic Projects Delivery Lead will:

  • Be the respected end-to-end owner of project launch processes in markets
  • Work with key stakeholders and functions to identify the requirements for successful launch of projects
  • Define and manage the detailed operational and business processes which specify how and when we will launch in each market, and how we will scale up
  • Develop all necessary support processes and coordinate these across the business
  • Review existing processes and flows (potentially with external partners) to identify optimisation opportunities, define improvements to processes and develop plans to implement improvements
  • Collaborate with the wider organisation to review and enhance detailed plans with key stakeholders to ensure that processes deliver the intended outcomes
  • Collaborate with Global PMO to orchestrate functions, regions and markets to execute launch plans successfully and on-time
  • Work with Global PMO to ensure all collateral and materials are developed and ready in time to support the projects
  • Establish and manage the necessary KPIs and targets for GTM processes and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Provide clarity on progress, identify any potential risks and engage with the PMO function to ensure effective management of the processes
  • Monitor and continuously review progress after launch to adapt processes as required to secure support
  • Ensure continued alignment within the business and sign-off from key stakeholders throughout
What the Go-to-Market and Optimisation Specialist will need to succeed:

Alongside an interest and enthusiasm for our sector, and our brand, our ideal candidate would demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Experience of detailing go-to-market plans and launching projects successfully
  • Successful go-to-market experience of complex and ambitious projects
  • Expertise in coordinating and executing continuous improvement projects
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills
  • Ability to operate independently and in novel or unfamiliar situations
  • Bringing strategic and creative perspectives: an ability to consider the big picture and overall objectives, while identifying creative ways to deliver this as efficiently as possible
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a demonstrated ability of being able to consider multiple possible approaches when developing plans
  • Close attention to detail and planning
  • Experience in the luxury beauty and personal care sectors is preferred
Aesop is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting inclusion for all with the belief that diversity, inclusion and belonging plays an important role in the success of our organisation. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.
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