The new technologies, the media and the various forms of communication keep companies and structures nowadays in constant motion. In order to react quickly and adequately to new opportunities and challenges, we have been offering unconventional and flexible personnel solutions for short project phases to medium or long-term assignments for more than 10 years.

Services

Recruiting / Direct Recruitment
Temporary Employment

As a full-service agency, we support our clients from the recruiting process through to employment and deployment of new employees.

  • Needs analysis / profiling
  • Job advertisement and direct contact
  • Recruiting
  • Selection of applicants: from the initial interview to the conclusion of the contract

We offer our services as a package, where you can take advantage of the whole spectrum, but also separately.

Due to the close relation with JXZ GmbH - an event and marketing agency based in Frankfurt and Berlin, project-related assignments in the areas of concept development, project management or production can be executed for event or marketing campaigns.

Jobs

You can find our current open positions below. We look forward to receiving your application per email: jobs@olafzern.com

HEYDUDE: Sr. Key Account Manager Market Germany/Austria (ETW m/f/d - INTERIM)

Our partners from Crocs are looking for a Senior Key Account Manager Market for the Germany/Austria for their brand HEYDUDE. The position is interim and limited to 6 months, with a possibility of extension. The role is to be performed remote from Germany.

Become part of the HEYDUDE Family and work in a unique environment with a 'startup dynamic' under the umbrella of a fast growing and solid global brand.

Become a DUDE!

HEYDUDE crafts comfortable, versatile, and accessible footwear and accessories. Founded in Italy in 2008, HEYDUDE pays diligent attention to detail, and a passion for outstanding craftsmanship into every pair of HEYDUDE shoes. HEYDUDE believes its innovative, ultra-light comfort and casual, yet versatile style is a winning combination. In February of 2022, Crocs, Inc. acquired HEYDUDE, a casual footwear brand with very high growth and high profit. This acquisition not only adds an outstanding brand to the Crocs portfolio, but will provide a wealth of opportunity for teamwork, career growth, and best practice sharing across the two brands.

 

Introduction on the role:

The (interim) Sr. KAM is driving commercial activities with selected German/Austria market family footwear key account channel and department stores channel supporting the Heydude market roll out.

Building and executing a strong commercial and strategically lead focused sales plan for several selected accounts, coordinate and activate all brand departments to execute relevant coop and sales activities to maximize success and create an exponential future growth path.

Main short- and midterm focus is to intensify the relation-, introduction and develop of the HeyDude brand and business with selected market leading key accounts.

The Sr. KAM is supporting the strategic vision and roadmap with the priority for key account growth in the German/Austria market.

The role will support executing our Wholesale strategic planning, drive brand priorities and pillars, and influence and collaborate with cross functional teams across German/Austria market and our EMEA regional headquarters.

What will you do?

German & Austrian Market Family Footwear Key Accounts and Department Store Account leadership to drive Key Account Growth:

  • Develop, manage, and execute the sales and business plans for the assigned (key) accounts within the German/Austrian market and coordination – in connection with market sales lead - a sales plan (by account and product)
  • Deliver the expected exponential growth with focus on selected family footwear key accounts and department stores.
  • Leverage processes and operating tools to drive the cooperation by implementing the strategic model for these customers.

Supporting and executing German & Austrian market /EMEA wholesale Strategies with focus on Family Footwear Key Accounts and Department Store:

  • Drive input and being the footwear business advocate for all relevant aspects of the Key account business.
  • Plan, analyze and implement projects and initiatives in an effective and short time period across internal functions and lead the initiatives across all focus channels and Key Accounts.
  • Develops, in coordination with the market sales lead, a sales plan (by account and product) for selected German/Austrian market family footwear Key Accounts and Department Stores and executes accordingly.

Develop German & Austrian Market Family Footwear Key Accounts and Department store profitability and productivity:

  • Consults with manager regarding development of business plans and is accountable for achieving sales quotas.
  • Analyzes, evaluates and reports required sales information in a timely manner.
  • Visits the Key customers as well as stores routinely, to evaluate assortments and make proper revisions to satisfy market needs.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with key accounts in line and agreed with company expectations.
  • Partner with Finance, Operations, Marketing, Merchandising and Logistics teams to drive stronger profitability and focus on key KPIs.

Who are you?

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of successful sales and key account management preferably in the footwear, casual or sport industry within the German & Austrian national key account and department store environment.
  • Deep knowledge & experience of the wholesale landscape focused on German/Austrian Family Footwear Key Accounts and Department store channel.
  • Ability to assess customer needs quickly and to establish industry leading relationship between the brand and key account channel.
  • Experiences to move successfully in a complex matrix organization driving partnership and relationship focus.
  • Proven ability in driving successful growth strategies in complex environments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Balance of strategy and deal maker mentality with innovative, flexible, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Willing to travel in market, EMEA HQ

What do we offer?

  • A job within a unique environment with a 'startup dynamic' under the umbrella of a fast growing and solid global brand;
  • Fun workplace, innovating working environment;
  • 50% discount on the most comfortable shoes in the world;
  • Our great training curriculum with in-person sessions and a global eLearning platform offers you a lot of room for personal growth to get a little bit better every day;
  • And so much more!

Sounds pretty amazing right? Well, what are you waiting for?!

If you are interested, please submit your application to jobs@olafzern.com.

We value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Nike Senior Professional Employee & Purpose Communications ETW (m/f/d)

Our partners from Nike are looking for a Senior Professional Employee & Purpose Communications (m/f/d), located in Berlin as an ETW with a limited contract.
 

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for a Senior Professional Employee & Purpose Communications, who will drive strategic employee communications plans for Berlin to foster the local Nike team culture as well as external communications around Nike’s purpose-driven actions. The position is based in Berlin, Germany and is a Fixed Term contract, ideally starting February 2024 until March 2025.

 

Who will you work with?

You will partner with the Employee and Purpose communications teammates from the EMEA team (located in the Key Cities and the European Headquarters) and Global Communications. Furthermore, you will work closely with functional and cross functional counterparts in Berlin, including the City Leadership team.

The position also requires relationship management of media outlets, platforms, influential people & community partners as well coordinating agency partners.

 

Scope of Work:

  • Collaborate with key partners and stakeholders to amplify key messages and moments.
  • Craft and execute impactful narrative-led stories and content that drive impact across channels – from emails to townhalls, from social to new digital formats. 
  • Deliver end-to-end employee-first campaigns that celebrate and delight employees.
  • Support local employee engagement opportunities through a two-way dialogue with employees.
  • Help build our internal experiences plan anchored in Sport, our purpose and our brand. 
  • Drive innovative and creative communication strategies, messaging and tactics that bring Nike’s Purpose to the forefront for consumers and employees across pillars of Planet (Sustainability), People (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) and Play (Social Community Impact), showing Nike as a value driven company
  • Build plans and collaborate with local, geo and global counterparts to bring Purpose narratives to life through creative storytelling, both internally and externally, connecting with new audiences via new and Gen Z relevant platforms and formats, as well as serving groups already engaged in Nike’s Purpose environment
  • Be aware of local and global topics across Purpose pillars, and work with local, geo and global collaborators to support on issue monitoring and management as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

What you bring to Nike:

  • Extensive experience in corporate communications or public relations roles supporting global sports / eminent organizations
  • Ability to communicate narrative stories across a sophisticated matrix on a corporate, local and functional basis, including presenting before audiences of various sizes, cultures, employee populations
  • Strong media relations skills to drive Purpose narrative storytelling at senior editorial and publisher executive level
  • Ability to drive and embed narrative storytelling into day-to-day media relations storytelling and elevate internally and externally
  • Experience with software tools such as Keynote, Word, PowerPoint, Slack, ideally also familiar with Campaign Monitor and Workvivo
  • Agency and budget management experience
  • Experience leading Communications strategy for major events (employee experiences), media outreach and across multiple vendor relationships
  • Deep understanding of both evolving consumer communications environment and digital world
  • Ability to Travel, 10-20%

If you are interested please submit your application to jobs@olafzern.com.

HEYDUDE: Key Account Manager Fashion / Lifestyle & Energy Germany & Austria - Maternity Cover (m/f/d)

Our partners from Crocs are looking for a Key Account Manager (m/f/d) Fashion / Lifestyle & Energy for the areas Germany & Austria as a maternity cover for their brand HEYDUDE.

Become part of the HEYDUDE Family and work in a unique environment with a 'startup dynamic' under the umbrella of a fast growing and solid global brand.

Become a DUDE!

HEYDUDE crafts comfortable, versatile, and accessible footwear and accessories. Founded in Italy in 2008, HEYDUDE pays diligent attention to detail, and a passion for outstanding craftsmanship into every pair of HEYDUDE shoes. HEYDUDE believes its innovative, ultra-light comfort and casual, yet versatile style is a winning combination. In February of 2022, Crocs, Inc. acquired HEYDUDE, a casual footwear brand with very high growth and high profit. This acquisition not only adds an outstanding brand to the Crocs portfolio, but will provide a wealth of opportunity for teamwork, career growth, and best practice sharing across the two brands.

Introduction on the role:

The KAM is leading strategic planning and development of all German/Austria market key accounts and development of all needed tools – in connection with internal stakeholders – to be successful in the Sport/Lifestyle & Energy focused channels.

Building a strong sales lead focused on mid- and long-term strategic plan, coordinate and activate all brand departments to execute relevant coop and sales activities to maximize success and create an exponential growth path.

Main Focus is to intensify the relation and to develop the HEYDUDE business with HEYDUDE Sport/Lifestyle & Energy accounts and to drive this German/Austria market Key Account business.

The KAM is supporting the strategic vision, tools, and roadmap for our priority key account growth in the German/Austria market as well as EMEA region.

The role will execute our Wholesale strategic planning, drive brand priorities and pillars, and influence and collaborate with Key Account teams across German/Austria market and other key European regions.

What will you do?

German & Austrian Market Sport/Lifestyle & Energy channel leadership to drive Key Account Growth:

  • Develop, manage and execute the sales and business plans for the assigned key accounts within German/Austrian market and coordination – in connection with sales manager - a sales plan (by account and product) for all German/Austrian market Key Accounts;
  • Deliver the expected exponential growth with focus on Sport/Lifestyle & Energy accounts;
  • Leverage processes and operating tools to drive the cooperation by implementing the strategic model for the Sport/Lifestyle & Energy customers.

Supporting and executing German & Austrian market /EMEA wholesale Strategies with focus on Sport/Lifestyle & Energy channels:

  • Drive input and being the footwear business advocate for all relevant aspects of the Key account business;
  • Plan, analyze and implement projects and initiatives across internal functions and lead the initiatives across all focus channels and Key Accounts;
  • Develops, in coordination with the market sales director, a sales plan (by account and product) for all German/Austrian market Sport/Lifestyle & Energy Key Accounts.

Develop German & Austrian Market Sport/Lifestyle & Energy Key Account profitability and productivity:

  • Consults with manager regarding development of business plans and is accountable for achieving sales quotas;
  • Analyzes, evaluates and reports required sales information in a timely manner;
  • Visits the Key customers as well as stores routinely, to evaluate assortments and make proper revisions to satisfy market needs;
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with key accounts in line and agreed with company expectations;
  • Partner with Finance, Operations and Logistics teams to drive stronger profitability and focus on key KPIs.

Team and functional Leadership and Management of German & Austrian Sport/Lifestyle & Energy KA Group:

  • Lead, develop and motivate the specialty/energy team and building a successful working environment within the HEYDUDE International team;
  • Intensive “best practice” exchange with all KAMs focused on direct Markets.

Who are you?

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar in a related field or equivalent work experience;
  • 5+ years in Sales and Key Account Management preferably in the footwear, casual or sport industry;
  • Deep knowledge & experience of Wholesale Key Accounts focused on German/Austrian Market Sport/Lifestyle & Energy channel and key accounts;
  • Ability to assess customer needs and to establish industry leading relationship between the Brand and Key Accounts;
  • Experiences to move successfully in a complex Matrix organization driving partnership and relationship focus;
  • Proven ability in driving successful growth strategies in complex environments;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Balance of strategy and deal maker mentality with innovative, flexible, and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Travel requirements: yes, must have valid drivers license!

What do we offer?

  • A job within a unique environment with a 'startup dynamic' under the umbrella of a fast growing and solid global brand;
  • Fun workplace, innovating working environment;
  • 50% discount on the most comfortable shoes in the world;
  • Our great training curriculum with in-person sessions and a global eLearning platform offers you a lot of room for personal growth to get a little bit better every day;
  • And so much more!

Sounds pretty amazing right? Well, what are you waiting for?!

If you are interested please submit your application to jobs@olafzern.com.

 

We value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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