• London

Country Manager (m/f/d) Expansion UK

ID: B-9800-4368

Company Profile

Our client is an international and successful German Lifestyle Company and offers sports, wellness and lifestyle services to its members (more than 2 Million) in several European countries. With strong brands and future-oriented concepts the company is an integral part of their customer's active everyday lives. They do not rest on their laurels, but constantly open up new business areas. Through developing and implementing new ideas, our client sets new standards and delivers impulses far beyond the average levels of fitness, lifestyle and design.

Your Responsibilities

As a Country Manager you will be in charge of the company's expansion and growth strategy in the UK. You take on a very responsible position and work closely with colleagues and the management team.

  • Scout and acquire new locations for studios based on your own real estate knowledge and strategic guidelines from the international expansion department
  • Communicate with the municipality offices and authorities, support the specialist departments to understand the specific rules and regulations of each territory and establish relationships with contractors and vendors to expedite this process if necessary
  • Research and create recommendations for the implementation of legal, tax and official requirements
  • Implement all important operational processes and procedures for studio operation and administration of the UK company in collaboration with the specialist departments in the headquarter (marketing / PR, finance, member administration, purchasing departement etc.)
  • Monitor the competition and remain informed about the latest developments in the lifestyle market
  • Aide the home office in understanding and operating within said rules through clear communication
  • Managing and building a small team

Your Skillset & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar
  • Experience in retail business, branch system and branch expansion related to real estate (real estate appraisal, location analysis, socio-cultural factors)
  • Strong strategic capabilities to start and establish a business, general advanced knowledge in the field of business management and lifestyle affinity
  • First experience in leadership is desirable
  • High level of self-motivation and indepentend working
  • Strong social and relationship building skills
  • Fluent in English is essential for this position; knowledge in German language is advantageous



  • A corporate culture that is characterized by creative freedom and motivation
  • A dynamic environment and the chance to act entrepreneurially
  • Company's own academy for training / coaching
  • Exciting team and company events

Contact Details

Barbara Schmiegel
030 32 77 59 49


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