Wanted: Tactical Product Manager
News 22.10.2018. Varusteleka is searching for a professional to join our strong team. We need a fighter who can handle product design and product category management with a special military- and outdoor flavour.
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News 22.10.2018. Varusteleka is searching for a professional to join our strong team. We need a fighter who can handle product design and product category management with a special military- and outdoor flavour.

Your tasks will include product development, category management, purchases and evolving our house brands Särmä TST and Terävä. These brands represent the highest quality and functional design for demanding users.

Key areas of work:
- Product development and upkeep for Särmä TST and Terävä brands
- Category planning and pricing
- Sales and marketing of Särmä TST and Terävä brands (in co-operation with other teams)
- Purchases and supplier management and co-operation

Required skills:
- Technical know-how and experience with textile business
- A passion for military/LE and outdoor gear and an understanding of the requirements of gear in a modern battlefield
- Material knowledge regarding requirements of military/LE and outdoor gear
- Experience with communication to suppliers and manufacturers
- Commercial know-how and vision
- Negotiation skills
- Control of big pictures
- Language skill: English

We offer a steady job with 40 hours / week. Varusteleka is a good company to work for: benefits include incredible staff prices and more insurance and medical coverage than required - which is already quite a bit by Finnish standards. Employees have access to our well-equipped gym and sauna and have a Bike-To-Work option.

Tempted, but want to know more about working in Finland? Read on here: Work in Finland

Varusteleka is a military and outdoors specialist shop. We serve our customers at our brick-and-mortar shop in Helsinki and globally through our website. We sell clothes, equipment and boots among other things, both factory new and military surplus. Our selection has a heavy emphasis on house brands Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä. All our operations are in the same location, where you will be stationed as well.

If you have a positive attitude and you're a straight-up person and lifelong learner, send an application along with a CV and desired pay via e-mail to eric.andersson@varusteleka.fi. If you use attachments, please choose a format we can open, such as PDF.

The deadline is NOV 23rd 2018 at 12:00 (+3 UTC), or when a suitable person has been found. We will start interviews immediately, so be quick! The work will start as soon as possible.



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Shit falls to the ground and you get wet and cold. Would be nice to have some snow, right? Cheer up! At least you don't have to stress about X-mas just yet, or at least we hope so.

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Hey gang!

We just hit 30k followers on Instagram, and if you haven't caught on yet, we often do a little something special when we hit a 10k mark. So now we're setting up a little contest over on the 'Gram. This time it's ninja-themed, so take an appropriate picture, tag it with #varusteleka and #americanninja, and hope that your ninja photo is in the top five. And do all this on Instagram. Because it's an Instagram contest.

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