EA To CEO

Pentland was founded in the 1930’s in Liverpool by the current CEO’s grandparents. It started life as a small shoe business and has grown into the UK’s leading global brand management group in sports, outdoor and fashion.

They advertised on movemeon for an Executive Assistant to the CEO. The successful mmo member previously worked at Morrison’s Supermarket.

About the  role

  • Design and implement optimisation plans (e.g. A/B and multivariate tests), developing and implementing robust recommendations to support trading, marketing and operation teams.
  • Improve the businesses understanding of customer journeys through tracking key site metrics such as traffic sources, bounce rates and user sessions
  • Support, assist and advise the CEO of Pentland Brands

Job requirements

  • Ieally some B2C, online and/or retail experience
  • Keen to get stuck in and join a fantastic team and make a big difference to a growing business.
  • A high quality University degree.
  • A previous full time commercial role is essential, in which you progressed an analytical mind set
  • Experience within a branded or FMCG environment would be advantageous/ A high quality University degree.

If you are interested, here is the full job description:

Pentland was founded in the 1930’s in Liverpool by the current CEO’s grandparents. It started life as a small shoe business and has grown into the UK’s leading global brand management group in sports, outdoor and fashion. Pentland Brands owns the following brands globally: Speedo, Canterbury, Ellesse, Berghaus, Red or Dead, Mitre, Kangaroos and Boxfresh; and is also the global licensee for Lacoste and Ted Baker footwear, and the UK licensee for Kickers.

We were recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work in 2012 and employ 2000 people across 13 countries. Our culture is people centred, and the work environment reflects and supports this. We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability – generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

As Executive Assistant you will

Support, assist and advise the CEO of Pentland Brands, a fantastic opportunity to work for the leader of a high performing and award winning global business. You will provide briefings, analysis, presentations for internal and external audiences and ensure that all company information, external research and market data provided is insightful, accurate and concise.

You will be based in the UK at our Global Headquarters in London with occasional travel as required. Reporting directly to the CEO you will have the opportunity of being coached by a global CEO. Passion for sports, outdoors and fashion are welcome and your expertise could cover core areas including:
Research and Analysis, Finance and Data Analytics

What you need to have

  • A high quality University degree
  • A previous full time commercial role is essential, in which you progressed an analytical mind set
  • Experience within a branded or FMCG environment would be advantageous
  • Experience of various cultures gained through living or working abroad a plus but not essential
  • Fluency in business English, both written and spoken. Other languages are a plus but not essential

What we need to see in you

  • Passionate about global brands
  • Ability to work independently, with a confident, assertive and resilient.
  • Highly analytical with an ability to look across our portfolio as well as the external market.
  • Ability to combine a flexible approach with a desire to “go the extra mile”
  • Proven, effective communication skills
  • Hard working and tenacious
  • Networking skills with the ability to influence at every level of an organisation
  • Willing to travel

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