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Our client is one of the world’s largest intimate apparel companies. It enjoys a presence in over 120 countries. Globally, the company serves 40,000 wholesale customers and sells its products in 2,000 Stores as well as via several own online shops. The Group employs more than 30,000 people and achieves revenues of Euro 1.437 billion.

The role is required to directly support an essential part of the group’s global corporate strategy 2015-2020. The incumbent will lead, shape and deliver against the following strategic objectives of the business transformation measure D4 (optimize back-office functions): de-complexification, standardization, identification and retention of value-adding back office parts, the establishment of cost leadership for all non-strategic back office parts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Design and lead the implementation of PtP Global Standard Model for the Group finance processes and systems;
• Ensure seamless delivery of services from a BPO partner for improved customer satisfaction;
• Champion continuous process improvement culture by questioning the status quo in current ways of working;
• Drive process automation through the use of ERP solutions and best in class market technology;
• Respond to the internal customers by addressing their business requirements; promote processes that support better their needs and the needs of the Group as a whole.
• Proactively manage financial risk across the End-to-End PtP function and ensure adherence to internal and external compliance obligations;
• Manage effective working relationships and communication between SSC, BPO and Business Units.

SKILLS:

• A minimum of 8 years of industry or consulting experience in the Finance and/or Purchase to Pay (End-to-End);
• Bachelor degree in Business/ Accounting/ Finance/ Economics (Master degree preferred);
• Experience in the (textile) manufacturing/ retail/ wholesale industry would be beneficial;
• Solid commercial/business acumen (understand key levers and End-to-End process dynamics in multinational companies);
• Exposure to senior stakeholders at C-level as well as a hands-on attitude;
• Experience in leading teams; 3 direct report
• Good understanding of the interactions, dependencies, and challenges at play for the outsourced and retained parts of a firm’s back office system and process landscape;
• International exposure gained through education or work in a foreign country;
• Ability to set priorities, to work under pressure and to cope with ad-hoc requirements;
• Excellent MS Office skills and prior exposure to an SAP environment (SAP FI-AP);
• Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English (corporate language), further languages desirable.

Location: Zurich Area

We are looking forward to receiving your cv to Mirko Tagliabue (mirko@ubinternational.ch).
We anticipate that we can only answer to candidatures with the requested skills and background.

Our client is one of the world’s largest intimate apparel companies. It enjoys a presence in over 120 countries. Globally, the company serves 40,000 wholesale customers and sells its products in 2,000 Stores as well as via several own online shops. The Group employs more than 30,000 people and achieves revenues of Euro 1.437 billion.

The role is required to directly support an essential part of the group’s global corporate strategy 2015-2020. The incumbent will lead, shape and deliver against the following strategic objectives of the business transformation work stream “optimize back-office functions”: de-complexification, standardization, identification and retention of value-adding back office parts, the establishment of cost leadership for all non-strategic back office parts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Rolling out the chosen shared service center concept globally, meaning across all regions, countries and business units, having the final call within the tower team for any process adaptation/ review with regard to Purchase to Pay
• Building up centralized resources (people, processes, systems) while at the same time winding down existing resources thereby reducing our decentralized, heterogeneous footprint in favor of a more global and less exception-driven approach
• Being the gatekeeper for the global PtP business process
• Ensuring the processes are globally consistent, standardized and centralized to the highest degree possible (while taking brand, channel and regional specific requirements into account)
• Ensuring seamless and interruption-free business operations that are effective, efficient and to the satisfaction of our internal customers
• Designing, building and managing the rollout of the new PtP business solutions

SKILLS:

• Bachelor degree in Business/ Accounting/ Finance/ Economics
• A minimum of 6 – 8 years of industry or consulting experience in the Finance and/or Purchase to Pay
• Exposure to the (textile) manufacturing/ retail/ wholesale industry would be beneficial
• International exposure gained through education or work in a foreign country
• Extensive restructuring/ transformation/ change knowledge
• Excellent MS Office skills and prior exposure to an SAP environment
• Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English (corporate language), further languages desirable

Location: Zurich Area

We are looking forward to receiving your cv to Mirko Tagliabue (mirko@ubinternational.ch).
We anticipate that we can only answer to candidatures with the requested skills and background.

For our client, one of the most prestigious Italian luxury menswear brand representatives of the Italian excellence worldwide, we are looking for a Formalwear and Bespoke Junior Tailor.
For this position, we are looking for a sparkling talent, who comes from a strong background in the men’s tailoring art.
Atelier based in Milan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Junior Tailor works attuned with the Master to create unique masterpieces built around the clients' desires and needs.
Bespoke hand-craftsmanship and cutting-edge tailoring skills to create a garment that suits the clients' silhouette with absolute precision at the highest level of sartorial excellence.
Each suit is supposed to be the result of a unique process, which requires atelier top artisanal skills working completely in unison.

SKILLS:

- Plus 6 Years in a similar role as a junior tailor in luxury fashion environment (men’s).
- A brilliant, meticulous and transparent personality who gets things done.
- Team player mentality.
- Working attuned with Master Tailor to create unique masterpieces made to measure.
- Detail and quality orientation. Precision and result orientation.
- Deep passion for sartorial excellence, fashion, and luxury.
- Flexibility and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
- Very good English skills.

Location: Milan - Italy

If you would like to be considered for this very special career opportunity, kindly send your cv to Elena Zummo (elena@ubinternational.ch). Kindly also attach a lookbook with your works.

For our client, one of the most prestigious Italian luxury menswear brand representatives of the Italian excellence worldwide, we are looking for a Formalwear and Bespoke Senior Tailor.
For this position, we are looking for a sparkling talent, who comes from a strong background in the men’s tailoring art.
Atelier based in Milan.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Tailor works with each client to create unique masterpieces built around the clients' desires and needs.
Bespoke hand-craftsmanship and cutting-edge tailoring skills to completely create a garment that suits the clients' silhouette with absolute precision at the highest level of sartorial excellence.
Each suit is supposed to be the result of a unique process, which requires top artisanal skills.

SKILLS:

- Plus 15 Years in a similar role as a senior tailor in luxury fashion environment (men’s)
- A brilliant, meticulous and transparent personality who gets things done.
- Working with each client to create unique masterpieces made to measure.
- Detail and quality orientation
- Precision and result orientation.
- Flexibility and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
- Very good English skills.

Location: Milan - Italy

If you would like to be considered for this very special career opportunity, kindly send your cv to Elena Zummo (elena@ubinternational.ch). Kindly also attach a lookbook with your works.

Would you like to work with the best known, national and international brands? Landquart Fashion Outlet - the successful premium outlet village in Graubünden/Grisons with over 160 brands, offers their guests an extraordinary shopping experience and their employees a unique, interesting and enriching working atmosphere.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

- Responsible for assisting in all areas of execution of the marketing strategy. This will include anything from coordinating the agency, organizing in center signage, collateral material or helping to put on an event or communicating store openings.
- Drive consumer visitor numbers (‘footfall’) to the Outlet Centre site.
- Maximise new customer generation (‘first-time’ visitors), both local country residents and national/cross-border tourists.
- Increase awareness and reputation of the Landquart Fashion Outlet of local and international customers
- Maximise the frequency of repeat visits by consumers over time

Marketing Coordination

- In liaison with the Senior Marketing Manager, execute the deployment of the strategic advertising campaigns using high-profile advertising media across the calendar year, creating high brand awareness and boosting peak visitor numbers
- Execute and monitor advertising and promotional campaigns at both national and local level.
- Coordinate the contracted Marketing Services suppliers on a day-to-day basis, controlling and guiding the creative content of campaigns
- Measure and evaluate the success, or otherwise, of each campaign in order to demonstrate the added value and/or contribution to sales or footfall
- Support and represent the Senior Marketing Manager
- Execute and assist the development of Marketing related cooperation’s with premium companies and other key partners
- Analyse, recognize synergies of Marketing and take action to align processes
- Support Senior Marketing Manager at Market Research, with trend analyses and conception

Centre Marketing

- Execute the updating and renewal of Centre decoration and signage
- Supervision and distribution of all Leaflets onsite and external (Hotels, Partners etc.)
- Supervision of all Temporary stores, new openings and closings
- Supervision of the conversions and embellishments of shops and center

Promotional Activities

- Develop, control and deliver local on-site promotions and entertainment events within a formalized annual ‘Marketing Promotional Calendar’ that drive visitors into the Outlet Centre and sales through the Tenant Outlet stores
- Support Senior Marketing Manager at conception, planning, processing of events and supervise VIP partners and guests
- Organise regular and special promotions in liaison with the Marketing, Tourism and Retail Managers
- Identify, and build a business relationship with, the marketing executives of each of the key brand Tenants on site
- Involve the Tenant retailers in themed events to increase footfall conversion and average spend
- Represent the Landquart Fashion Outlet as a proxy for Senior Marketing Manager at workshops, fairs, events, presentations, media conferences and conduct preparation as well as post-processing

Internet / Online Marketing

- Collect customer data
- Develop Landquart Fashion Club (loyalty program) and take project lead concerning the Landquart Fashion Club introduction and coordination with Coniq
- Coordinate website and other Internet or electronic activity and Social Media in the absence of the Online Marketing Coordinator
- The contribution of Newsletter content
- The contribution of content Management
- Employee Relations/Teamwork
- Provide professional and technical support where possible to all team members.
- Provide administrative support for the Senior Marketing Manager
- Liaise with all members of the on-site management team on operational issue where necessary

SKILLS:

- Bachelor degree in the area of economics, marketing, sales or tourism
- Good organizational and planning skills
- Good consumer awareness
- Ability to work and integrate in an already established / newly formed team.
- Fluency in German (vocal & written)
- Fluency in English (vocal & written)
- Good Computer skills

Competencies and Attributes required for this position

- Strong organizational skills – Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
- Fast and responsive – working to strict deadlines
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Team Player – maintain close working relationships with all other employees of the business
- Ability to listen and a willingness to learn
- Utmost discretion when dealing with all sensitive and confidential information
- Committed, motivated and passionate about our people and our company
- Able to withstand stress, flexible and communicative
- A good sense of humor

Location: Landquart - Switzerland

If you would like to be considered for this very special career opportunity, kindly send your cv to mirko@ubinternational.ch. (Mirko Tagliabue).

The cv needs to be submitted in English. Please kindly understand that we will only answer to applications that fulfill the job requirements.

The Global Sales Analyst is responsible to achieve the operational and profitability objectives by providing consistent and correct product data preparation and management reports on time with an overall high level of quality control.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

- Preparation of collection list and novelty Masterfile for country price lists based on RMD
- Data collection and monthly reporting of quantities, billing values, COGS and margins by country on segment and style level
- Support system maintenance in SAP for global PLC status, product segmentation, and packing category management
- Preparation of data for range meeting management reviews
- Preparation of country briefing input file for novelty season
- Maintenance of novelty Masterfile with country dispo figures, final country price list and 1st estimation of sales quantities

SKILLS:

- Min of 2-3 years of professional experience in a similar position, preferably coming from the fashion industry
- Profound understanding of financial information with a high degree of abstract thinking, combined with a very rational and fact based mindset
- Proactive, practical and hands-on approach
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills with a focus on planning and prioritizing workload in a fast-paced environment
- Fluent in English, knowledge of the German language is a plus

Location: Zurich Canton - Switzerland

If you would like to be considered for this very special career opportunity, kindly send your cv to mirko@ubinternational.ch. (Mirko Tagliabue).

The cv needs to be submitted in English. Please kindly understand that we will only answer to applications that fulfill the job requirements.

Our client is one of the leading and most successful luxury outlets. They entrusted us with the following very special search of a Senior Leasing Manager with a great and fast career opportunity within the group. This is a junior "dirigente" role - on the fast track to "dirigente" or even more senior.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

- Prospect, sell and negotiate financial, commercial and legal terms to close deals with strategically identified brands for the Luxury Outlet Village
- Manage the department and all day to day activities ensuring it is well established and integrated with Village activities and priorities
- Develop, coach and performance monitor the department team members to maximise everyone’s individual and collective contribution and potential
- Proactively support Village Leadership team to create a high performing team capable of successfully running the day-to-day operation of the Village.
- Work closely with the Retail Director to drive an evolving remerchandising process of upgrading the mix of brands at the Villages
- Co-ordinate the Legal and Commercial negotiations and all related documentation for all deals in the luxury outlet, including issuing licences to
temporary brands
- Support the Leasing Director in the hand over process and development of key Brand relationships
- Create a clear financial case to support the Leasing Strategy over the next 2 – 5 years
- Liaise with the Retail Department to determine and monitor Brand performance levels
- Create compelling presentations for the purpose of externally selling and promoting Village.
- Participate in commercialisation calls and or meetings ensuring follow up actions are clearly cascaded to relevant parties
- Share best practise with other European Villages and Group teams to knowledge share and leverage existing relationships with brands
- Develop effective relationships within the Group's colleagues including
- Manage the annual budget process and contribute to all planning processes affecting the Brand Mix and Acquisition strategy.

SKILLS:

Experience is everything: Always think about the impact of what they are doing; willing to take the lead and drive delivery

Double-Digit Growth: Demonstrate a strong understanding of activities that contribute to business success; brings a commercial angle to their approach; Combines hard data from robust tools with personal intuition to deliver commercial results

Joined up thinking: Joins things up across the business – links what they & their colleagues do to real outcomes; believes that working together is the best way of making things happen; Engages with others, Is approachable and non-judgmental;

Keep improving/ raising the bar: Continuously looks for ways to make improvements; gets things done at pace; makes a constructive contribution to discussions; listens to feedback and acts on it

Success Criteria (Success in this role requires the following core skills to be demonstrated).

1. Commercially minded; analytical and consumer market savvy

2. Relationship builder; internally and externally

3. Negotiation; selling and closing deals

4. Flexible work style; able to quickly adjust priorities and approach to get important work done

5. Balance: People, Process, and Task oriented

Qualifications & Experience Required

Knowledge of outlet markets, previous international experience in the commercial real estate field, or the development of stores, franchises or brands
Proven experience in managing and developing people/a team
A genuine interest and in-depth understanding of luxury fashion and up-market brands.
A good knowledge of the leading players and decision-makers for brands and a high-quality network of contacts in the fashion industry, particularly in the Italian and international markets
A real talent for negotiation, demonstrating creativity in the ability to convince senior executives at leading brands who come from a variety of countries, cultures, and disciplines
Demonstrated capacity to work with an agile and open mind in a complex and multinational work environment alongside talented and strong-minded colleagues
Rigor and attention to detail in all aspects of negotiations and the follow-up steps
A good critical thinker who has drive, energy, and ideas
Essential Skills

Logical thinker, detail oriented and precise
Confident and relaxed with Senior Executives
Strategic thinker
An inspiring performance from others
Strong networking skills
Flexible work style; adapts approach and communication style
Resilient
Determined/ tenacious
Results Driven
Disciplined, organized and able to plan ahead
Must Have...

Fluency in Italian and English
University Degree
Able to present data clearly, using a variety of formats
Strong interpersonal impact
Eye for / sense of the “luxury market and product”
Track record of influencing others / negotiating and closing deals

Location: Fidenza - Italy

If you would like to be considered for this very special career opportunity, kindly send your cv to uta@ubinternational.ch. (Uta Bonacker).

The cv needs to be submitted in English. Please kindly understand that we will only answer to applications that fulfill the job requirements.

Our client is a Nordic fashion brand, which is setting up and expanding their design studio in Lugano – Switzerland.

The owners’ vision is to merge casual, beautiful, ethnic influences with simplicity and vintage-inspired styles. The result is a mix of modern classic, embellished details, exquisite craftsmanship and inventive elements. We are looking for an extraordinarily talented person with an international and young mindset. The brand is a fusion between near and far. Local and global. Addressing a sophisticated jet-setter who has the free spirit of a modern gypsy.

As the Design Director, you are responsible for developing the creative vision for the brand as well as leading a group of Designers towards set goals. You work consistently to establish a red thread running through the brand identity and expression in communication - in marketing and packaging as well as in the physical and digital world of our client’s world. You protect the integrity of design and brand image through strong collaboration with other teams.

The successful candidate will provide a holistic vision for the branding, bringing a consistent, irresistible look and feel across all platforms, with the creative ability to transform fresh ideas into actionable concepts. You inspire, lead, and direct teams and individuals in the creation of best-in-class design experience. You bring expertise, inspiration and thought leadership to all creative disciplines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Together with the Creative Director, you will establish the collection strategy, budgets, and schedules for the 4 collections
• You will mentor and supervise the design team while effecting and introducing new and innovative strategies
• You will translate fashion trends into commercially successful collections, deeply understanding our client's taste and the brand's DNA.
• You will be in charge of handling 4 collections/year.
• You will motivate and influence the design team to always attain for excellence in performance
• You will manage the design processes to make sure timely delivery projects
• You will head and manage work intake and overall design project assignment process

SKILLS:

• You possess solid communication skills to provide clear direction to sell concepts and executions both visually and verbally to individuals at all levels of the company.
• You have a degree in fashion design (or similar).
• You bring in around 8-10 years experience in a management role in women's apparel.
• The whole creative and development team will report to you.
• You possess strong organizational skills, are used to working in an independent and solution-oriented way within an international team.
• Your English is very good, proficiency in other languages is a plus.

Location: Lugano - Switzerland

If you would like to be considered for this very special career opportunity, kindly send a motivation letter going with your cv to Mirko Tagliabue (mirko@ubinternational.ch). Kindly also attach a lookbook with your iconic design pieces.

The cv needs to be submitted in English. Please kindly understand that we will only answer to applications that fulfill the job requirements.

The owners’ vision is to merge casual, beautiful, ethnic influences with simplicity and vintage-inspired styles. The result is a mix of modern classic, embellished details, exquisite craftsmanship and inventive elements. We are looking for an extraordinarily talented person with an international and young mindset.

In this role, you will work collaboratively with the Integrated Product and Production teams to create innovative patterns under the direction of the Design team. You will interpret design intent, create prototypes, sample and production patterns whilst ensuring that allmethods and documentation are consistent with the factory processes. You will help bring design ideas to life while working in the design team.
You will manage the fitting/model making team and report to the Design Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work closely with design to establish standard fit by product category and end use to ensure product size and fit consistency.
• In collaboration with the designers and the product developers within each category, you will establish and document product construction standards and illustrated technical specifications for the entire product line.
• Communicate with design team, sewers, product developers, and factory partners to create strong relationships.
• Troubleshoot any potential problems with patterns and fabrics and communicate these with the design and development teams.
• Manage flow of information related to fit process (track samples, update tech log, communicate with factory counterparts).
• Ability to fit and correct garments in fitting, and translate correction to patterns and comments.
• Organize samples and patterns to be easily referenced.
• Ensure an accurate garment is developed to meet the designed aesthetic.
• Good written and verbal communication in a timely manner with other departments, factory and vendors.
• Oversee the design from concept through to final production.

SKILLS:

• 5+ years of fitting and patternmaking experience in a senior role.
• Proficient in PC application.
• Ability to work from pattern blocks or from sketches.
• Knowledge of Computerized Pattern.
• Knowledge of fabrics, gauge, construction.
• Excellent skills in fitting/pattern making and measurements.
• Strong knowledge of overseas production and apparel industry.
• Ability to prioritize work based on delivery schedule.
• Very good English skills

Location: Lugano - Switzerland

If you would like to be considered for this very special career opportunity, kindly send a motivation letter going with your cv to Mirko Tagliabue (mirko@ubinternational.ch). Kindly also attach a lookbook with your iconic design pieces.

The cv needs to be submitted in English. Please kindly understand that we will only answer to applications that fulfill the job requirements.

The retail manager will align all operational activities and retail initiatives with the
centre to achieve set sales target and ensure an outstanding customer experience.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•Together with your team establish and develop strong relationships with the tenants to ensure their daily operational performance achieves set targets.
• Monitor and analyse sales/density of stores on a regular basis.
• Help to identify areas for improvement and sales increase by assisting and providing guidelines to store managers on profitable in-store presentation, customer service and ways of working.
• Champion CRM with brands and make it an integral part of how VIA Outlets does business. Take an active role in signing additional brands continuously.
• Liaise effectively with leasing, marketing and facility departments in order to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction.
• Work within the retail and marketing teams building retail calendars, providing key relevant information to effectively support the overall business.
• Develop the annual retail budget; track actuals against budget on monthly basis. Develop action plans to meet budget.
• Close cooperation with legal and leasing departments to ensure brands are meeting contractual requirements.
• Coordinate and manage tenant mystery shopper programme and provide analysis, output and action plans to store managers and brand headquarters.
• Track local retail and outlet market trends.

SKILLS:

• Proven experience in fashion retail industry, ideally within a department store.
• Clear analytical capabilities, structured approach, and an eye for detail.
• Ability to work well across all levels within the business and with all tenants.
• A customer focused approach with an innate understanding of quality service.
• Fluent in English and local centre language, any other language beneficial.

Location: Ingolstadt, Germany

We are looking forward to your short application letter in English going with your cv to Uta Bonacker Regazzoni (uta@ubinternational.ch).
We anticipate that we can only answer to candidatures with the requested skills and background.

An international real estate company operating in the retail industry is searching for a Finance Manager.

This position is a critical position within the finance department and requires the candidate to take full ownership over preparing accurate and timely financial information. The role will work both within the finance department and have significant interaction with other departments at both a local and group level. The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience in working in an international environment and can successfully manage the requirements of stakeholders in a demanding environment.

The Finance Manager will report directly to the Finance Director and will support on the day to day running of the business. This position will also be working closely with the Head Office based in the UK.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Preparation of yearly audited financial statements under IFRS and German GAAP for all German entities
• Manage the preparation of monthly reports for local and group management
• Maintain and develop a strong system of internal controls
• Manage the tax and VAT reporting requirements for the German companies
• Maintain reports on the capital expenditure of the German group and prepare investment analysis
• Responsibility for the integrity of the financial data and reconciliation of balance sheets.

SKILLS:

• Previous experience in Finance Manager or Senior Finance Controller roles
• Strong technical skills in ERP systems
• Experience in preparing financial statements
• High attention to detail coupled with strong commercial acumen
• Knowledge of German GAAP and German tax
• Fluent German a must, Strong English preferred
• Stakeholder management skills at a local and group level

Location: Germany

We are looking forward to receiving your cv to Uta Bonacker (uta@ubinternational.ch).
We anticipate that we can only answer to candidatures with the requested skills and background.

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