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Chief of Staff

Company: Hanna Andersson LLC
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Hanna Andersson is a Portland, Oregon-based premier children's lifestyle brand. At Hanna, our mission is to outfit the adventure of childhood, which is influenced by the Swedish expression, "den r--da tr--den" which means "the red thread"-the throughline that ties everything together and gives it meaning. This means that we create clothing with happy designs and Hanna-me-down quality that embraces the Scandinavian principles of sustainability, intentional design, and childhood independence. We cultivate our unique brand by hiring team members who own a customer service mindset, and who are innovative, results-oriented, and comfortable working in a collaborative and growth-driven work environment. We all share in our brand's success, and we actively encourage our team members to maintain a healthy balance in their daily lives. Job Description: - The Chief of Staff will support the CEO in leading and executing a variety of activities and projects to support her effectiveness and time management as the leader of Hanna Andersson. The role encompasses balancing a regular cadence of responsibilities with ad hoc strategic priorities. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded leader who is a self-starter, highly organized, solution oriented and a superb communicator. The candidate will bring program management skills and experience executing simultaneous projects against aggressive deadlines with many moving pieces. They will be exceptionally organized and reliable - two steps ahead and always anticipating. They will be able to prioritize - and reprioritize - and will exhibit learning agility and flexibility. This leader will be a problem solver, working proactively, creatively and with graceful tenacity to get things done. They will escalate as appropriate based on priorities. The candidate will work well with and through others. They will exhibit the savvy in collaborating with diverse groups of people and have an accessible style that invites others in. The right candidate must exude confidence, a positive attitude and leadership skills, while also demonstrating diplomacy and the ability to motivate. The candidate will be attentive to details and effective in written and interpersonal communications including PowerPoint. A team-player mentality is key to this role. While the Chief of Staff will exhibit the drive to excel, s/he will be comfortable and, in fact, thrive in supporting others and working through and with others. The Chief of Staff is a special role of trust, judgment and counsel in addition to the responsibility of operational excellence. Integrity is imperative. Responsibilities:

  • Act as a thought partner and liaison on key priorities, working internally and externally to drive outcomes
  • Identify, prioritize and drive completion of strategic initiatives at the senior executive level
  • Lead and collaborate on financial and data analysis projects, including high-level projections, ROI math, and cost-benefit models
  • Manage a portfolio of projects and tasks, keeping ahead of pending activities, addressing obstacles and escalating around risks
  • Partner cross functionally to drive execution of key strategies
  • Manage a variety of short, mid and long-term cross functional projects
  • Liaise and serve as conduit of communication between Hanna Andersson internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Oversee preparation and planning for board meetings; support CEO in managing board and investor interactions
  • Provide support in drafting emails, memos and other internal or external communication Hanna Andersson believes that health, wellness, and security should be shared by everyone. Thus, we offer the following benefits and perks for our team members:
    • Medical/dental/vision with HSA & Healthcare FSA
    • Generous time off policy
    • Remote flexibility
    • Wellness program
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Paid parental leave
    • Short/long term disability Requirements
      • 3-7 years of business experience, which may include consulting or strategy; PE experience or exposure is preferred
      • Analytical background with ability to complete multiple types of analyses including projections, ROI math and cost-benefit models
      • Research skills and ability to size business growth opportunities
      • Natural ability to build relationships across diverse personalities, skill sets, and levels of experience; influences others to achieve outcomes
      • Agile working style, with an eagerness to learn new skills
      • Detail-oriented, systems and process driven (loves creating order out of chaos)
      • Strategic thinker, data-driven and analytical in approach to solving problems
      • Understanding of organizational dynamics
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills at the senior level
      • Superb organization and time management skills, with attention to detail and follow-through
      • Executive presence and experience working with and influencing c-suite level
      • High level of discretion
      • Flexible and self-directed
      • Located on West Coast- preferably Portland or San Francisco Bay area
      • Low ego / high EQ Hanna Andersson provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hanna Andersson prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation of any kind. Hanna Andersson encourages applicants of all ages.

Keywords: Hanna Andersson LLC, Portland , Chief of Staff, Other , Portland, Oregon

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