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CEO International Bike Manufacturer (m/f/d)

We are looking for a visionary and dynamic CEO to lead our Bicycle Brand and Manufaction company with several hundred employees in Europe. You will be responsible for overseeing the overall direction and performance of the company, as well as developing and executing the long-term strategy and vision.

As a CEO, you will report to the shareholder and manage a team of five direct reports: Sales Director, Finance Director, Operations Director, Supply Chain Director and HR Director. You will also work closely with other stakeholders, such as customers, suppliers, regulators, and industry associations.

You will face the challenge of operating in a volatile and unpredictable consumer market, with less demand but high competition. You will need to adapt to the changing preferences and needs of the customers, especially in the e-bike segment, which is the main driver of growth. You will also need to explore the possibility of changing the business model in the near future.

To be successful in this role, you should have a proven track record of leading a cycling bike production company or a similar business in the industry. You should also have a strong knowledge of the market trends, the customer behavior, and the regulatory environment. You should also have excellent leadership, communication, and decision-making skills, and - of course- a passion for cycling and sustainable transportation. More information such as location, salary package, etc upon request.


Your Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement the long-term strategy and vision for the company, in alignment with the shareholder

  • Lead and motivate the senior management team and the employees to achieve the company’s goals and objectives

  • Monitor and evaluate the company’s performance and financial results, and ensure the optimal allocation of resources

  • Identify and pursue new opportunities for growth and innovation, especially in the e-bike segment and the potential new business models

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key customers, suppliers, regulators, and industry associations

  • Represent the company in external events and forums, and enhance the company’s reputation and brand image

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, and uphold the highest standards of quality, safety, and ethics


Your Profile


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related fieldMaster’s degree or MBA is a plus

  • At least 5 years of experience in the cycling industry or a similar business, with a senior leadership role

  • Experience in leading a similar sized company

  • Experience in managing a complex and diverse product portfolio, including e-bikes

  • Experience in developing and implementing new business models

  • Strong knowledge of the market trends, the customer behavior, and the regulatory environment

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and decision-making skillsPassion for cycling and sustainabilityFluent in English (written and spoken)


Benefits


  • Exciting Opportunity in a widely recognized player in the International Bike Industry

  • Very Interesting challenge in which you have the highest responsibility and can transform the organization according to your ideas

  • Very competitive Salary Package



Have we aroused your interest? Then send us your detailed application to Daniel Glaubitz at daniel@bicitalent.com stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.


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