Chief Executive Officer- SEWA Ruaab Artisan’s Producers Company

About SEWA Ruaab:

SEWA works with a joint strategy of Struggle and Development. While the work of rights involves long- term struggle, SEWA also aims to support economic empowerment by addressing the practical need of women for more income-generating work. Members of SEWA have done this time and again by women of a trade group coming together to register for-profit enterprises, where Women are Owners, Women are Managers, and Women are Beneficiaries. We call these collective social enterprises or सामूहिक उद्योग. SEWA Bharat supports a cohort of 10 grassroots social enterprises which includes SEWA Ruaab, an artisan producer company based out of New Delhi. SEWA Ruaab, an artisans’ producer company, began out of SEWA in 2009, India’s largest movement of informal women workers when home-based embroidery workers in Delhi and weavers in Bihar sought a solution to the economic and social exploitation that women faced in the garment supply chain. Women in the informal sector face a myriad of problems, such as low wages, sweatshop conditions, and bonded and child labour. Ruaab is owned and run by artisans, providing them with control of their work and
their production. Ruaab aims to uplift our artisans through dignified work, by providing them with a voice and control over their economic decisions. We also provide connections directly to social services through our connection with SEWA to provide social benefits.

Scope of Work:

The ‘Chief executive officer’ will be highly driven, have exceptional team motivational and management skills. Your main objective will be to manage the overall brand direction and to develop a commercial strategy.
To thrive as a CEO you must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and will take actions to enhance the company’s revenue and profitability, while keeping ‘social impact’ in mind.

Tasks & Deliverables:

– Setting the company’s strategic direction. Contributing to and implementing the company’s short-term and long-term strategy
– Communicate effectively and establish credibility throughout the organization and with multiple stakeholders, as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges
– Responsible for the leadership of the company, marketing and product
– Direct the company in keeping with the vision outlined for the company
– Responsible for managing a commercial and desirable range that meets sales budgets, margin targets, proposed range mix and customer expectations
– Championing the company’s mission statement by promoting the desired vision, attitude and culture
– Fully responsible for P&L. Working on capital allocation and requirements, making budgets and sales projections/targets
– Building a credible, efficient, reliable and knowledgeable team of people
– Represent the company as required, including attendance of important functions, industry events and public meetings
– Building the company’s image and increasing brand profile through different channels
– Maximize sales and profit
– Grow the retail channel, both online and offline
– Oversee the marketing for the brand, make quarterly budgets; both online and offline

Key Skills & Qualification Required:

– Have a sound understanding of design, retail, marketing and merchandising; preferably for Indian ethnic wear
– Effectively plan workload & prioritize tasks and achieve deadlines
– Be a clear communicator & negotiator with the ability to influence and work well with a variety of people
– Have strong leadership, management and coaching skills to develop others
– Have experience within a similar role within retail
– Commercial aptitude and trend awareness

Location & Application Process:

Delhi

Please email your resumes and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line – Application_CEO_Name