Job Details

Job title

Chief of Staff, The Business of Fashion

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Director / VP / President

Function

Strategy & Strategic Planning

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Overview

The Business of Fashion is seeking a highly organised and strategic Chief of Staff, working closely with the CEO. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic company at a critical stage in its growth and play a crucial role in ensuring its future success.

The Chief of Staff will identify and evaluate the business’ greatest strategic opportunities and challenges; work with the leadership team to be the strategy partner for the business in order to drive commercial success; support the CEO to enable greater effectiveness.

Who You Are

You are an experienced and highly professional strategic consultant  on the upward curve of your career, with experience in a consulting and high growth business environment.  You will have the following skills that will help set you up for success:

  • Experience as a strategy consultant, ideally supplemented by experience in a high-growth company
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop presentations
  • Highly organised with exceptional project management skills.  Exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly professional and emotionally intelligent.  Excellent relationship building and influencing skills. 
  • Experience managing complex projects and operations
  • An excellent problem solver and an ability to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity and trust 

Other 

Closing date for applications - 18 September 2019

Salary - between £80,000 - £110,000 DOE

The Ideal Candidate

What We Need You To Do

As an integral member of the Office of the CEO you will report in to the Founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion you will partner with the business to develop the company wide strategy.  Utilising and balancing the left (analytical) and right (creative) parts of your brain, you will be highly creative and possess an acutely analytical approach.

In being successful in this role, you will:

Be the strategy partner for the overall business

  • Partner with ​​the leadership team to own the development of company strategy ​and business plan
  • Provide internal ‘strategy consulting’ support to the company
  • Lead strategic projects (including exploration of strategic initiatives and preparation of fund-raising materials)
  • Planning and alignment of company OKRs, working across the company
  • Embed a structured commercial approach and data-driven decision-making across company
  • Ensure continued focus on top priorities and effective communication of priorities across the organisation

Working closely with the CEO to improve efficiencies and effectiveness

  • Support the CEO directly by working cross-functionally with multiple departments 
  • Overall CEO support including managing priorities, developing analysis and insights. Own business vitals and KPIs that CEO needs to be aware of
  • Prepare presentations for internal and external audiences, including board meetings
  • Drive agenda and execution of weekly Leadership meetings, company all-hands meetings and leadership offsite
  • Manage internal communications from the CEO’s office to the company
  • Manage and ensure the smooth running of the Office of the CEO 

Language skills

  1. English, Native or bilingual proficiency

About Us

The Business of Fashion

The Business of Fashion (BoF) is a next generation fashion media company conceived for today's global and hyper-connected world. Founded in 2007 by Imran Amed, BoF is known for its authoritative, agenda-setting point of view on the global fashion industry and is an indispensible resource for fashion executives, creatives, students and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries. It has been described as “The Economist of Fashion," “A Daily Destination for Fashion’s Power Players” and "The Industry Bible."

Providing tools and services to support the journey through the fashion and beauty industries, including News & Analysis, Careers, and Education, BoF has grown to be an indispensable resource for fashion executives, creatives, students, and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries.