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Oliver Frielingsdorf

Vorstandsmitglied, CEO/Managing Director, Xonox GmbH / Arqueonautas

Zürich, Schweiz

Skills

Areas of Expertise:Organization restructuring to achieve business objectives * Full P&L responsibility * International Experience * Team management and talent optimization processes * Development and implementation of cross market sales strategies (wholesale/retail/distributors/internet) aligning product
pricing and marketing processes and promotions to maximize sales and profitability * Product development/design improvement through setting of clear timelines * Distribution channel enhancement * Complete retail startup and/or revival from strategy
concept
location analysis to management team and roll out from* Broad retailing experience from bargain through to luxury.High level skills in:Fashion Marketing
Fashion
Wholesale
Apparel
Denim
Luxury
Lifestyle
Merchandising
Visual Merchandising
Retail Management
Luxury Goods
Trend
Retail
Stores
Private Label
Brand Development
Trend Analysis
Fashion Design
Textiles
Footwear
Buying
Global Sourcing
Fashion Retail
P&L Management
Sportswear
Product Development
Product Sourcing
Category Management
Franchising
Swimwear
E-commerce
Promotions
Marketing Strategy
FMCG
Cosmetics
P&L
Retail Buying
Store Design
Trade Shows
Marketing Management Trend Research
Budget Management
Inventory Management
International Business
Sales Management
Market Planning
Sourcing
M&A
General Management.
Brand Management
B2B
B2C
Multichannel
CEO
General Management
Europa

Timeline

Professional experience for Oliver Frielingsdorf

  • Current , since May 2018

    CEO/Managing Director

    Oliver Frielingsdorf Consulting

    Consulting firm providing distribution, internationalization, brand-management, marketing, communications, consumer insight, product innovation, M&A due dilligence, Advisory Board, Supervisory Board and corporate transforming/transition servcies and more; Operate internationally for start-ups, SME's and corporate across apparel,fashion and lifestyle sector in consumer goods & retail.

  • Current , since Jan 2018

    CEO/Managing Director

    Xonox GmbH / Arqueonautas

    Holding Company for the IP/Brand rights of the maritme fashion & lifestyle brand Arqueonautas, formerly with Otto Group (House of Brands). In charge of setting up all aspects of the company, incl management of the IP rights, business plan development, investment pitches, structure for brand re-launch incl. Licensing opportunities in various classes. Formulated business & digital go-to market plans with key focus on D2C and sustainability onwards.

  • 4 years, Dec 2014 - Nov 2018

    CEO/General Manager

    Gaastra International Sportswear B.V. (McGregor Fashion Group)

    CEO/GM Gaastra Global/International under McGregor Fashion Group; GM/MD DACH (GAS)/Northern Europe/ Export Gaastra & McGregor under Doniger Fashion Group; GM/MD DACH (GAS) under DuSoutien Group;

  • 2 years and 6 months, Nov 2012 - Apr 2015

    GENERAL MANAGER EMEA & CO-CEO GLOBAL at GLOBAL APPAREL NETWORK (POP-MARKET)

    GLOBAL APPAREL NETWORK US INC.

    Roll-out for POP-Market.com globally.POP-Market is the world’s leading, B2B, online, fashion marketplace. Launched in 2000, the company’s patented technology enables leading brands and retailers to easily communicate the vast amounts of visual and transactional information required to do business together. www.pop-market.com; www.visuality360.com

  • 4 years and 1 month, Oct 2008 - Oct 2012

    General Manager Europe Triumph International Group

    Triumph International Group

    GENERAL MANAGER EUROPE at TRIUMPH INTERNATIONAL GROUP (2.3 billion CHF player, privately owned) (www.triumph.com) Turnover & full P&L responsibility of >620 millCHF and >2,000 employees Board Member, Beldona AG >65 Mill. CHF Wholly-owned 70 Retail Stores Multibrand Concept www.beldona.ch GM Europe reports into CEO and Managing Partner of Triumph Group, with a turnaround remit. Achievement has been made of stabilizing the Region during one of the world’s most difficult economic periods.

  • 3 years and 4 months, Jan 2005 - Apr 2008

    VP/GM EUROPE

    VF Corporation, Nautica Europe

    Re-launch of Nautica business in Europe. Establish collections and structure for Men's Sportswear and Women's Sportswear, as also Nautica Competition line. Set up and build infrastructure on Pan-European basis. Establish Retail and Franchise, as also SIS programs.Responsible for overall business and P&L, as also to present to VF board. Est further Nautica licensees for Fragrance, Watches, Shoes and other products. Service function to international partners of the brand (Asia,Australia,India, Middle East .)

  • 2 years, Jan 2003 - Dec 2004

    VP Sales & Marketing EMEA & International

    Global Apparel Network B.V., Visuality

    Vice President of Sales & Marketing, EMEA & International, Global Apparel Network B.V.,Hoofddorp,The Netherlands Hired by investors of this start-up software company to set the business direction for their new communication tool VISUALITY selling into the apparel /fashion sector. A two-year contract with a remit to ensure relationships developed at the right level within the large retailers and apparel manufacturing companies’ decision-making chain. Reporting to the CEO and founder of the company.

  • 1 year and 8 months, May 2001 - Dec 2002

    VP-Director Sales & Merchandising Tommy Hilfiger Europe

    Tommy Hilfiger Europe B.V.

    05.01- 12.02 VP Sales & Merchandising Europe, Hilfiger Denim at Tommy Hilfiger Europe B.V. Amsterdam, -Reporting into CEO and COO of Tommy Hilfiger Europe. -Responsibility of turnover >60 Million Euros - Creation & Managing of the yearly sales-plan and the key account business - implementation of pan-european strategy & execution with Country teams

  • 2 years and 7 months, Oct 1998 - Apr 2001

    Country Manager Germany,Tommy Hilfiger Europe

    Tommy Hilfiger Europe B.V.

    10.98-04.01 Country Manager Germany, Tommy Hilfiger Denim & Tommy Hilfiger Athletics (NL & GER based) -Establish and manage Denim organization (Sales, Planning, Finance, Staff) based in Germany -Ensure distribution planning and responsibility -Increase Retail density (SIS,concessions,franchise) -Implement and maintain Retail segmentation -Achieve sales targets and business plans (turnover >25 Mil Euros)l -Key account management in Germany -Fulfill Marketing and PR function -P&L resp., buildi

  • 3 years and 10 months, Dec 1994 - Sep 1998

    Area Manager Dockers German Group.

    Dockers by Levi Strauss & Co.

    -Introduce Dockers Khakis by Levi Strauss & Co. -Manage sales area, open new doors -Implement Dockers distribution strategy (franchise concept, SIS, sell-in) -Manage local sales promotion campaigns -Establish Dockers distribution in the sales territory -Responsible for brand set-up within Sales,Marketing,PR,Franchise Develop sales and distribution strategy -Supervise and coach sales-agents -Provide market update & insights to HQ -Price calculation & member product council Amsterdam

  • 1 year and 8 months, Apr 1993 - Nov 1994

    Sales Assistant Key Accounts Germany

    VF Corporation, Lee Jeans

  • Consultant & Senior Advisor

    Regenmann GmbH

    Senior Advisor for Start-up Company Regenmann Regenmann, with base in Chemnitz,Germany is brand & producer of Jackets for Men & Woman and Bags out of recycled sunshades in Airtex material. Support for brand-launch from back-end to front-end of the business. www.regenmann.com

  • Consultant & Senior Advisor

    3GP Bags & Accessories

    Amsterdam based boutique company for bags & accesories with Italian Sourcing & Production and Dutch/Italian Design & Handwriting. Start-up of Company including establishing E-Commerce platform & presence at fairs like Bread & Butter, Berlin and Modefabriek, Amsterdam.

Educational background for Oliver Frielingsdorf

  • 1994 - 1995

    Chamber of Commerce

    UDF Management Consulting GmbH

  • 1993 - 1997

    Econimics-Business Management

    AKAD

  • 1990 - 1992

    Export and Wholesale Trade

    Chamber of Commerce via Robert Bosch GmbH,Apprenticeship-training

  • 1981 - 1990

    School

    Nobert Gymnasium Knechtsteden

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • Italian

    Intermediate

  • German

    First language

  • Dutch

    Fluent

  • French

    Intermediate

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Interests

jogging
cycling
travel
literature
art exibitions and cooking

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