Work With

We believe that people are demanding more from their products - their skis, their clothes, everything they use.  Not just marketing guff - quality craftsmanship, heart and soul we can relate to.  And sharing it all with friends.

From a few skis in a run of 190 pairs back then, today our skis, jackets and films have won over 100 awards and more importantly we are shipping 24,000 skis in 2017-18 for riders in 35 countries.  

Online, we work with personalities, with great stories and in doing so we hope to inspire everyone to get out and ride. We are obsessed with progression, making our products better each year, and so we invest in giving the best to our fans and retail partners.

As a result, our sales have grown an average of over 50% over the past five years.  We believe that buyers' appetite for quality continues to grow and are working to earn that kind of growth rate for years to come.  

We bring a commitment to growing our team both professionally and personally, as well.  For those of us creating this little company with ambitions to excite fans everywhere, it's a dream job.  It's also intense, with long hours on the road, in the workshop, online and on-snow.  We operate with an ethos of trust, being different, taking responsibility, and we respect the Collective. 

NORTH AMERICA

 
 

SKI AND APPAREL SALES REP – MIDWEST, USA

With sales in over 20 countries and consistent 100% year-on-year growth, award winning Faction Skis and Apparel is looking for experienced independent sales representatives with established relationships in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Upper Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Faction’s seven-digit marketing budget increasingly drives consumer demand and an expansive trade marketing and incentive program accelerates channel sales. The combination of skis with progressive outerwear and accessory lines adds revenue potential to same-store and additional store sales.

Through a focus on innovative design and material research Faction has created an award-winning collection of skis and outerwear. A colab with Candide Thovex, endorsements from Olympic athletes and a disruptive approach to marketing make Faction one of the fastest growing brands in the market.

As the face of Faction it is paramount that you have prior experience being an independent sales representative or distributor, ideally having grown a brand in your region.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Research, identify and capture new accounts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with accounts
  • Achieve forecast sales targets
  • Attend relevant trade and consumer events in your region to build brand awareness
  • Identify potential brand-building partnerships and affiliations
  • Regular feedback on market trends, influences and opportunities on product
Requirements:
  • Minimum 3-years independent sales experience in the snowsports industry
  • Well-established relationships with existing accounts in the territory
  • Ambitious and self-motivated
  • Reasonably technology literate – email, web
  • A passion for skiing and superb quality products

To apply send a cover letter and resume to Dave at workwith@factionskis.com

 

EUROPE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – LONDON

Reporting to: CEO and Board

  • The Faction Collective ("Faction") designs, manufactures and sells quality skis, clothing and accessories in 35 countries. We are looking for an experienced professional to manage global financial operations and join our executive team
  • The role serves as part of a tight executive team and reports to the CEO and board of directors
  • The role is demanding – Faction is a lean company with high expectations; We are growing at a CAGR of greater than 50%; We are venture-backed and expect to continue a strong growth rate; Our team is motivated, both our customers and colleagues expect the best
  • We are a hybrid of our origins – part product-led retail firm, part internet-startup; This generates a very high standard of expectations for operations accountability and technical literacy
  • We are a team of doers; While many in our team have a great deal of experience, there is no room for people to purely oversee, advise and direct proceedings. Everyone puts their minds and hands to work to create a vibrant global machine with a culture of intelligent execution and communication
  • Our operations are geographically-diverse; Our headquarters is in the Swiss mountains where R&D, European Sales and Marketing are centred; Our CFO, CEO and ecommerce and logistics teams are based in London where finance and ecommerce are at the top of the global game; Our North American operations are managed out of Colorado
  • Our people are a unique mix of high-performers who are down to earth and are believers ideas are only as good as their implementation
  • Our sales have grown an average of 50% over the past five years, and we have grown from our first batch of 190 pairs of skis to shipping 24,000 to riders around the world in FY1718; We believe that buyers’ appetites for quality continues to grow and are working to earn that kind of growth rate for years to come
  • We are highly-aware that our way of life is under threat due to the reality of climate change; We encourage sustainability and are driving that into our products and ways of life – and also bearing that in mind in our expansion of product ranges offered to our fans

Main Responsibilities

Financial & trading control

  • Responsibility for budgets, forecasts and trading analysis, working closely with all functions of the business
  • Manage the working capital cycle of the business which includes material seasonal swings and a strong focus on both factory and institutional financing
  • Manage the controller’s consolidation of AP, AR, payroll and asset registers for three companies
  • Treasury management, including bank accounts in five countries and currency exposure across six currencies
  • Report to the tax authorities in five countries to ensure compliance
  • Manage relationships with auditors, lawyers and notaries in Switzerland, US and Canada

Investor relations & board communications

  • In conjunction with the CEO, work to raise equity and debt as required by the business
  • Ensure compliance with EIS (HMRC SME investment scheme) and funding legislation
  • Manage the requirements venture capital and angel backers
  • A highly-functioning, sophisticated board

Company secretary

  • Ensure accordance with shareholder agreement, articles of association and the board of directors.
  • Manage all insurance, trademarks, indemnification and legal elements of the business, especially in the US, along with all statutory filings.

Systems

  • Manage the core ERP systems for the business – our systems are state-of-the art
  • Work with the e-commerce manager to define and implement B2B and B2C platforms

Logistics

  • Lead the logistics strategy, including the tender process for new warehouses, challenging and reworking freight processes and reviewing the end-to-end supply chain
  • Oversee the operations manager along with the CEO

HR

  • Lead the executive team on pay increases, bonus targets, pension contributions and stock options
  • Work with employment lawyers in three countries as required

Requirements

  • 8 years+ proven financial management capabilities in the context of a high-growth and/or venture-backed business
  • 5 years+ PQE CIMA/ACA or similar
  • Proven ability to plan and communicate to a high standard across a business 
  • Effective communicator with all levels of the organisation
  • Deep experience with budgets, forecasting and metrics
  • Experience in multi-country financial environments – VAT, currency, regulations
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Fluency in English essential; French language is a plus
  • Experience in logistics is a plus
  • Strong appreciation of skiing and the outdoors – you’re going to need it to balance out the intense demands of the job

Compensation and benefits

  • Will vary depending upon successful candidate
  • Share options
  • Bonus scheme
  • Full Faction set-up per season
  • Basic private health insurance
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday

    SALES LEADER – SCANDINAVIA

    Faction skis, one of the fastest growing ski brands on the market, is seeking a talented sales leader for the Scandinavian market to sell Faction Skis, Roxy Skis and additional apparel and accessory brands.


    Primary responsibilities:

    • Establish, develop and maintain sustainable business and customer relationship across the area
    • Maximize sales, establish sales targets and identify sales opportunities
    • Plan, organise and execute on-snow demos, product showings, order meetings, clinics and promotional activities
    • Represent the company brands in a professional manner and with positive attitude towards accounts and consumers
    • Work with the Faction Collective internal marketing and trade team to create activation and engagement with trade and fans

     Requirements:

    • Between 5 and 10 years experience in Hardgoods
    • Outerwear and Softgoods experience a plus
    • Scandinavian market experience mandatory
    • Key Account experience a plus
    • Avid Skier, Biker, Snowboarder, outdoor enthusiast a plus
    • Outgoing personality, pro-active and sales driven
    • Excellent self-organisation skills and time management skills
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Computer skills
    • Fluent in either Swedish or Norwegian, preferably both. Fluent in English

    Our offering:

    • A great work environment with a talented, young team
    • Salary base with bonus
    • A company car, phone and computer
    • Strong product line to sell

    Location : Stockholm / Oslo (Flexible)

    Apply by email: workwith@fullstacksupply.co

    Ref : Sales leader Scandinavia

    SKI AND APPAREL SALES REPRESENTATIVE – CZECH REPUBLIC

    Faction skis, one of the fastest growing ski brands on the market, is seeking a talented independent sales representative for the Czech market to sell Faction Skis, Roxy Skis and additional apparel and accessory brands.

    Primary responsibilities:
    • Establish, develop and maintain sustainable business and customer relationship across the area
    • Maximize sales, establish sales targets and identify sales opportunities Plan, organise and execute on-snow demos, product showings, order meetings, clinics and promotional activities
    • Represent the company brands in a professional manner and with positive attitude towards accounts and consumers
    • Work with the Faction Collective internal marketing and trade team to create activation and engagement with trade and fans

    Requirements:
    • Between 5 and 10 years experience in Hardgoods
    • Outerwear and Softgoods experience a plus
    • Czech market experience mandatory
    • Key Account experience a plus
    • Avid Skier, Biker, Snowboarder, outdoor enthusiast a plus
    • Outgoing personality, pro-active and sales driven
    • Excellent self-organisation skills and time management skills
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills
    • Computer skills
    • Fluent in Czech and English
    To apply send a cover letter and CV to Alex at workwith@factionskis.com

    REST OF THE WORLD

     
    SKI AND APPAREL SALES REPRESENTATIVE – SOUTH KOREA

    With sales in over 20 countries and consistent 100% year-on-year growth, award winning Faction Skis and Apparel is looking for experienced independent sales representatives with established relationships in South Korea. Faction’s seven-digit marketing budget increasingly drives consumer demand and an expansive trade marketing and incentive program accelerates channel sales. The combination of skis with progressive outerwear and accessory lines adds revenue potential to same-store and additional store sales.

    Through a focus on innovative design and material research Faction has created an award-winning collection of skis and outerwear. A colab with Candide Thovex, endorsements from Olympic athletes and a disruptive approach to marketing make Faction one of the fastest growing brands in the market.

    As the face of Faction it is paramount that you have prior experience being an independent sales representative or distributor, ideally having grown a brand in your region.

    Primary responsibilities:
    • Research, identify and capture new accounts
    • Develop and maintain relationships with accounts
    • Achieve forecast sales targets
    • Attend relevant trade and consumer events in your region to build brand awareness
    • Identify potential brand-building partnerships and affiliations
    • Regular feedback on market trends, influences and opportunities on product
    Requirements:
    • Minimum 3-years independent sales experience in the snowsports industry
    • Well-established relationships with existing accounts in South Korea
    • Ambitious and self-motivated
    • Reasonably technology literate – email, web
    • A passion for skiing and superb quality products
    To apply send a cover letter and CV to Alex at workwith@factionskis.com