Italy Country Manager
carwow
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
11 gg fa

Description

Following the announcement that we’re Europe’s sixth fastest-growing company (according to the Financial Times), carwow is now seeking an exceptional leader to spearhead our entry into the Italian market.

Reporting to the COO and working closely with peers across a global product and marketing organisation, the Country Manager’s role will include :

  • Building on the learnings from existing countries to quickly grow carwow into the leading destination for new car buyers and the preferred platform for the industry in Italy
  • Leveraging carwow’s strategic playbook to shape the rollout strategy
  • Establishing a local market office and associated functions
  • Hiring and developing a team of exceptional individuals across sales, marketing, customer service and related functions
  • Getting stuck in to do whatever it takes to get the carwow business under way, from cold-calling dealers to ordering more paper for the printer
  • Identifying and communicating key product requirements for market entry, and working closely with the COO and Product Director to prioritise and execute these
  • Regularly liaising with carwow’s central marketing team to ensure performance and brand marketing strategies are optimised for Italy
  • Being the market- and media-facing figurehead for carwow in Italy
  • Assuming responsibility for country P&L (revenues and key cost lines), and delivering regular updates on country performance to the CEO and the Board
  • Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have :

  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical ability
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and motivate teams
  • Proven track record of delivering against targets and objectives
  • Highly entrepreneurial, probably with past experience of involvement in early-stage startups
  • Experience of marketplace / platform business models highly desirable
  • Fluency in English as well as Italian
  • Willingness to travel to UK / other countries on a regular basis (e.g. monthly)
  • Strong carwow cultural fit - determination, will-to-win and a desire to always make it better , while treating people with respect and nurturing a sense of fun!
  • Must be based in (or willing to relocate to) Italy, most likely Milan
  • Knowledge of - or experience of working in - the automotive industry is a bonus, but not a requirement.

    Benefits

    Highly competitive salary and generous equity incentives

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