Careers at Helly Hansen

Here you'll find career openings in the Helly Hansen global network. If you find a job description that you feel matches your set of skills and experience, please don't hesitate to apply.

Helly Hansen is a global leader and innovator of technical sports-, leisure- and workwear which offers more than 500 individual product lines for men, women and children. It provides technical clothing for all seasons, developed and tested for the extremes.
For our international and multilingual Customer Operation Team in Munich we are looking for a
 
Customer Operation Manager (CE)
 
The position offers the ability to enhance one of Norway’s most internationally known and recognized consumer brands as well as being part of a true multinational and professional team in an exciting industry.
The Customer Operation Manager Continental Europe is located at our Helly Hansen office in Munich, Germany. He/She leads our team of Sport and WorkWear Sales Support representatives and directs and elevates the regional sales operation. He/She works in close cooperation with management of various functions based in Norway, Germany, Holland, UK, US and Canada.

Responsibilities:
 
• Manage a team of Customer Operation Representatives
• Manage, build and develop a highly committed, high performing and stable Customer Operation team
• Conduct the interviewing, hiring, and training process for the Team
• Perform yearly - or even more regularly - appraisal meetings for performance rewarding
• Strategic support and contribution to brand strategy as member of the Global Customer Operation and Regional Committee
• Create, execute and monitor departmental plans aligned to regional sales strategies and global plans for sales support
• Prepare and set monthly, quarterly and annually operational targets including monthly sales forecasts for use in budgeting and planning
• Directly responsible for the order management process by managing the orderbook
• Participate and manage various operational projects
• Be responsible that our company and our regional procedures and some sales conditions are respected within the Customer Operation Team.
• Establish and maintain - individually and through the Customer Operation Team - strong working relationships with our accounts
 
Requirements:
 
Your Skills:
• You are a decision maker with a ‘Simplify and Go’ attitude combined with a “Be Good, Be Nice” personality.
• You are passionate for our Helly Hansen Brand
• Result driven and highly customer- and service orientated
• You are a team leader and show the ability to energize others and inspire them to execute in the face of adversity
• Willing to have a light travel schedule of 20-30 days per annum 
 
Your Experience:
• You possess a minimum of ten years’ work experience with commercial- and/or service- orientated responsibilities
• Previously exposed to various businesses, sizes, and industries is a plus
• Team leading skills with the ability to understand group dynamics in order to build consensus in support to the stated goals;
• You preferably have foreign work experience or been involved in foreign projects. 
 
Your Education:
• Ideally, have a University Degree and qualifications in Business
• Possess advanced computer literacy
• Fluent in English and preferably one other language - written and spoken

We offer:
• Young, dynamic, creative and international environment
• A culture of inclusion, empowerment and ownership
• A culture that rewards ‘excellence’ in an exciting phase of growth and new opportunities
• Competitive benefits


The position is a fulltime employment, based in our Munich Office.
Apply here before 30 November 2014:

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 Helly Hansen Sport seeks a R&D/Concept Designer


Specific responsibilities will include:
• To create design concepts for new developments, based on Brand-, and Seasonal directions for all HH categories.
• To drive R&D within all HH categories. To lead and follow such concepts and products from idea to final product.
• To lead cooperation with external R&D partners
• To take part of and contribute to the seasonal planning headed up by the Category Manager and Design & Development Director
• To follow, read and analyze market-, and trend tendencies to fit HH and allocated categories
• To execute final designs and Tech Packs in accordance with set briefs, HH product philosophy and given specification rules. Focus will be advanced products from any of the HH´s categories and to that related inline styles.
• To work closely to the development-, and fabric teams
• To brief, design and possible develop product components as fabrics, graphics or trims.
• To brief and/or produce in house mock ups
• To brief Product fit and take part in critique process for construction, function and fit during the whole prototype process
• To work closely to the HH vendors for to push and execute product development and R&D
• To develop all necessary presentation material for internal and external use.
• To take active part and contribute to internal- and external presentations
• To create and manage R&D project timelines based on the corporate development calendar.
• To work closely and cooperate with HH Product departments in Norway and North America.
• To encourage and coach other team members to achieve the best products ever
• Extensive traveling

The ideal candidate will have:
• A great conceptual mind and ability to transform innovative ideas to commercial or brand driving projects.
• Schooling as Industrial or technical apparel designer
• 3+ years of experience in design of Technical apparel
• Good understanding of the Scandinavian design philosophy
• Understanding for the end users need and wish to work closely to pro teams.
• Good knowledge and experience of Asian production and fabric- and trim vendors for the Technical apparel market.
• Technical fabric knowledge
• Great knowledge and understanding for the Sporting goods market
• Project management skills
• The ability to bring energy, inspiration and new visions to the teams
• Excellent cooperation and communication skills
• The ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations
• Great understanding for the design and development process
• Great structure skills and ability plan work to hit deadlines
• A passion for the outdoors
• Computer proficiency; Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office

We offer:
• Young, dynamic, creative and international environment
• A culture of inclusion, empowerment and ownership
• A culture that rewards ‘excellence’ in an exciting phase of growth and new opportunities
• Competitive benefits

The position is a fulltime employment, based in our Oslo head quarters.

For questions please contact: Design & Development Director mija.nideborn@hellyhansen.com
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Designer for Technical Outdoor

Specific responsibilities will include:
• Drive the creative direction of the global Technical outdoor collection, including other supporting categories. Designed in North America in conjunction with overall Brand direction.
• Create a premium technical level of product with innovation and esthetic relevance; merchandising amongst relevant categories.
• Take part of and contribute to the seasonal planning headed up by the Category Manager and Design & Development Director
• Follow, read and interpret market and trend tendencies which fit HH and allocated categories
• Execute designs and Tech Packs in accordance with briefs, HH product philosophy and appropriate specifications.
• Brief, select or design product components; such as fabrics, graphics or trims.
• Brief Product fit and participate in critique process for construction, function and fit during the whole prototype phase.
• Develop all necessary presentation material for internal and external use.
• Contribute and participate at internal and external presentations.
• Meet corporate development timeline.
• Work closely and cooperate with the Product department within HH head office located in Oslo, Norway.
• Encourage and coach other team members to achieve the best product collection.
• Extensive traveling

The ideal candidate will have:
• 3 to 5+ years of experience of product design within Technical outdoor/outerwear for other highly technical brands.
• Good knowledge and experience of Asian production, fabric and trim vendors for the Technical apparel market.
• A passion for the outdoors.
• The ability to bring energy, inspiration and new visions to the team.
• Good understanding of and/or the ability to learn the Scandinavian design philosophy, inherent to current HH success.
• Great understanding for the design and development process.
• Great knowledge and understanding for the Sporting goods market.
• An excellent eye for colour.
• Great organization skills and the ability to hit deadlines.
• Good verbal communication skills.
• Excellent cooperation skills, good communicator and team player.
• The ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations.
• Computer proficiency; Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office

We offer:
• Young, dynamic, creative and international environment
• A culture of inclusion, empowerment and ownership
• A culture that rewards ‘excellence’ in an exciting phase of growth and new opportunities
• Competitive benefits

The position is a fulltime employment, based in our Richmond, B.C. head quarters.

For questions please contact: Design & Development Director mija.nideborn@hellyhansen.com
Apply here before 30 November 2014 

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Helly Hansen is a global leader and innovator of technical sports-, leisure- and workwear which offers more than 500 individual product lines for men, women and children. It provides technical clothing for all seasons, developed and tested for the extremes.

Our Munich Team speaks a multitude of languages and we work with customers across the world.

To support our Marketing team in Munich/Germany, we’re now looking for a highly motivated

Marketing Intern

with an international background, a curious mind, and an interdisciplinary passion for everything related to Marketing. Starting from December 1st 2014.

What we offer:
• You get a real and practical experience with our sales and marketing daily job
• You work in a multi-national environment
• A young and international atmosphere

What would you do @ Helly Hansen:
• Within Trade Marketing: organization and execution of Trade Fairs & Customer Events; In-store material management.
• Within Communication and PR area: monitoring HH athletes’ social networks & web pages, writing and posting news on our Helly Hansen website.
• Within Market Research: Execute surveys
• Within the daily routine: Make presentations and support all sales and marketing related actions

What you bring:

• Fluent spoken and written German
• Fluent English
• Good skills in MS-Office, especially Excel, Power Point
• Outgoing personality, keen on sports, organized mindset, good skills on project management
• Self-motivated and enthusiastic, ready to travel and have experience outside the country of origin
• Fun working in an international sports company

We offer:
Basics:
• 6 months full-time internship contract, extendable to 1 year
• Monthly compensation of 400 €
• Benefit: a company notebook

Interested?
Please apply asap below:

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Helly Hansen, a leading wholesaler and retailer of high performance outdoor apparel, is seeking an experienced Logistics Manager for our North American Distribution Center in Auburn. This position is responsible for the supply chain management of all inbound and outbound shipments within our FTZ (Foreign Trade Zone) facility and will work as part of the team forecasting order volume.

We provide a positive, high-energy environment and a competitive compensation & benefits package.

This position will report to the VP of Supply Chain, and specific responsibilities will include:
 
Staff Management
 •Oversight and direction of the Warehouse and Distribution Manager and the Inbound Logistics Manager
 •Initiate and monitor yearly performance reviews of all staff (2 shifts during off peak; 3 shifts during peak)
 
Financial Management
 •Establish KPI reporting and expectations for all logistics and distribution functions
 •Manage budget for site (including all international Inbound freight, warehouse cost and North American distribution cost)
 •Negotiate contracts (freight, distribution, building, equipment, legal/HR services, etc.)
 •Serve as the escalation point for Logistics Service Providers and vendors in case of non-compliance
 
Process Management
 •Responsible for all functions from international Purchase Order follow-up to final customer delivery in North America, including Reverse Logistics and E-fulfillment
 •Prioritize and assign logistics tasks and projects
 •Meet with customer representatives to define areas of service improvement or the execution of new service concepts
 •Identify customer requirements and translate these into logistics requirements and specific projects
 •Support North American growth aspirations by identifying and implementing the required logistics infrastructure
 •Align with other functions (Sales, Finance, Customer Service, HR) and Helly Hansen sites to identify areas of improvement and alignment
 •Identify and initiate training needs for the team
 •Identify and monitor compliance areas (labor, Customs, product legislation)
 
Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will have:
•A Bachelors degree in operations management or equivalent experience
•At least 7-10 years of experience in international logistics and distribution management, including management of staff
•Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (10-25% of the time)
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases/ERPs
•The ability to pass a U.S. Customs background check and a drug test

Any questions can be directed to Amy@hrnovations.com

Please apply asap on the link below.
 

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Helly Hansen is opening a new Outlet in Niagara Falls, NY soon! We are therefore looking for a Sales Associate

Overview of Job:
Helly Hansen North America is seeking Sales Associate available part-time. This is a really fun, challenging, and dynamic environment where you will get an opportunity to demonstrate your selling skills and experience alongside an outstanding and supportive team.

Specific responsibilities will include:
• greeting customers
• delivering on store sales targets
• assisting customers with purchases to Helly  Hansen standards
• answering questions about performance and technical aspects of our products
• maintains iconic in-store atmosphere with nightly cleaning and store beautification
• consistently exemplify a “Customer First” mindset

The successful candidate will have:
• will provide the highest level of customer service to a diverse clientele and ensure that the customer experience is outstanding
• has at experience in a sales or customer service environment where one-on-one interaction with the customer is the norm
• has previous experience with point of sales systems; Retail Pro experience preferred
• is intrinsically motivated, a self-starter, and driven to succeed
• works great as part of a team; track record of positive interactions with co-workers
• is able to make work a top priority
• has a flexible and dependable schedule and is available to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally powder days
• thrives in a fast-paced sales environment while continuing to provide a high-level customer experience to multiple clients
• can communicate effectively
• enjoys selling product and lifestyle as well as interacting with many new people every day
• has the capacity to learn and retain technical product knowledge
• is technically proficient with office equipment including, fax, phone and cash register
• has demonstrated operating knowledge of computers at a basic level, including Microsoft Word, Excel, email and Internet browsers
• is able to lift boxes of at least 30 pounds
• is able to stand on hard surface up to 8 hours a day

Position Close Date: October 10, 2014

Any questions can be directed to Nikki Benson at HRnovations
Phone: 425-451-9410 ext. 320
Fax: 425-451-3055
E-mail: nikkib@hrnovations.com

To apply: use the link below:

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Helly Hansen is opening a new Outlet in Niagara Falls, NY soon! We are therefore looking for a Key Holder

Overview of Job:
Helly Hansen North America is seeking Key Holders available part-time. This is a really fun, challenging, and dynamic environment where you will get an opportunity to demonstrate your selling skills and experience alongside an outstanding and supportive team.

Specific responsibilities will include:
• opening and closing the store while executing specific processes and procedures
• leading team members
• delivering on store sales targets
• assisting customers with purchases to Helly  Hansen standards
• answering questions about performance and technical aspects of our products
• maintains iconic in-store atmosphere with nightly cleaning and store beautification
• consistently exemplify a “Customer First” mindset

The successful candidate will have:
• Is able to work 20+ hours per week
• Has a flexible and dependable schedule and is available to work evenings, weekdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally powder days
• Has at least 1 year of experience in a smaller retail store where one-on-one interaction with the customer is the norm
• Has the ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations
• Is intrinsically motivated, a self-starter, and driven to succeed
• Thrives in a fast-paced sales environment while continuing to provide a high level customer experience to multiple clients
• Is able to train new team members
• Has a passion for the outdoors
• Can communicate effectively
• Has operating knowledge of computers at a basic level, including Microsoft Word, Excel, email, and Internet browsers
• Is able to lift boxes of at least 30 pounds
• Is able to stand on a hard surface for up to 8 hours a day

Position Close Date: October 10, 2014

Any questions can be directed to Nikki Benson at HRnovations
Phone: 425-451-9410 ext. 320
Fax: 425-451-3055
E-mail: nikkib@hrnovations.com

To apply: use the link below:

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Helly Hansen is opening a new Outlet in Niagara Falls, NY soon! We are therefore looking for an Assistant Retail Store Manager


Overview of Job:
Helly Hansen North America is presently seeking an experienced Assistant Retail Store Manager for our newest Niagara Falls store location.  This position is responsible for supporting the store manager in delivering sales and margin goals and backing up the store manager on days off/holidays. 

Specific responsibilities will include:
• Assisting the store manager with training of new and existing staff.
• Opening and closing the store according to policy and procedures.
• Working with the store manager to both learn and then enforce all company direction and policy.
• Delivering on personal sales target.
• Ensuring that they always exemplify a “Customer First” mindset.
• Assisting customers with purchases
• Answering questions about performance and technical aspects of our products

The successful candidate will have:
• 2 to 5+ years of retail experience
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Computer proficiency
• A passion for the outdoors
• Sporting goods or outdoor apparel retail experience is an asset

Position Close Date: October 10, 2014

Any questions can be directed to Nikki Benson at HRnovations
Phone: 425-451-9410 ext. 320
Fax: 425-451-3055
E-mail: nikkib@hrnovations.com

To apply: use the link below:

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Retail Store Assistant Manager – Helly Hansen – Whistler, BC

Helly Hansen provides high quality, protective technical gear for work, survival, and sport. We work and play in the harshest environments on the planet to learn what's needed to create the best performance gear possible. We work closely with people who work and/or play outdoors more days than they are indoors to continuously optimize the technology and design of our products. WE WORK HARD SO YOU CAN PLAY HARD.

Helly Hansen is seeking an experienced Assistant Store Manager for its Annapolis, Maryland, retail store.  We are looking for applicants who like to work hard AND play hard! This is a really fun, challenging, and dynamic environment where you will get an opportunity to demonstrate your experience alongside an outstanding and supportive team. Providing nothing short of the best customer experience is our primary goal.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) that provides great benefits: 100%-paid medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with a company match, and 15 days of paid time off per year. We provide hourly pay plus bonus opportunity.

Specific responsibilities will include:
• Assisting the store manager with training of new and existing staff
• Assisting the store manager with all aspects of day-to-day operations, including visual merchandising and marketing initiatives
• Opening and closing the store
• Delivering on personal sales targets
• Assisting customers with purchases
• Answering questions about the performance and technical aspects of our products
• Exemplifying a “Customer First” mindset

The ideal candidate will have:
• 2 to 5+ years of retail experience, preferably in the sporting goods or outdoor apparel industry
• The ability to work evenings, weekdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally powder days
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• A passion for the outdoors
• The ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations
• Computer proficiency; Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is an asset
• Experience with visual merchandising standards is an asset

For more information on Helly Hansen and our product offerings, visit our website at www.hellyhansen.com

Helly Hansen is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply please visit:

 

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Sales Associate – Helly Hansen – Locations Include: Annapolis, MD; Bellevue, WA; Burlington, WA; Centralia, WA; Woodburn, OR; Northstar, CA; Elizabeth, NJ; Niagara Falls, NY; Rehoboth Beach, DE; Banff, AB; Calgary, AB (two locations); Vancouver, BC; Mont Tremblant, QC; Whistler, BC.

Helly Hansen provides high quality, protective technical gear for work, survival, and sport. We work and play in the harshest environments on the planet to learn what's needed to create the best performance gear possible. We work closely with people who work and/or play outdoors more days than they are indoors to continuously optimize the technology and design of our products. WE WORK HARD SO YOU CAN PLAY HARD.

Helly Hansen is seeking experienced Sales Associates.
We are looking for applicants who like to work hard AND play hard! This is a really fun, challenging, and dynamic environment where you will get an opportunity to demonstrate your experience alongside an outstanding and supportive team. Providing nothing short of the best customer experience is our primary goal.

We offer competitive pay and employee discounts on our product.  This is a great job opportunity in a really fun environment!

Specific responsibilities will include:
• greeting customers
• delivering on store sales targets
• assisting customers with purchases to Helly  Hansen standards
• answering questions about performance and technical aspects of our products
• maintains iconic in-store atmosphere with nightly cleaning and store beautification
• consistently exemplify a “Customer First” mindset

An ideal candidate:
• will provide the highest level of customer service to a diverse clientele and ensure that the customer experience is outstanding
• has at experience in a sales or customer service environment where one-on-one interaction with the customer is the norm
• has previous experience with point of sales systems; Retail Pro experience preferred
• is intrinsically motivated, a self-starter, and driven to succeed
• works great as part of a team; track record of positive interactions with co-workers
• is able to make work a top priority
• has a flexible and dependable schedule and is available to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally powder days
• thrives in a fast-paced sales environment while continuing to provide a high-level customer experience to multiple clients
• can communicate effectively
• enjoys selling product and lifestyle as well as interacting with many new people every day
• has the capacity to learn and retain technical product knowledge
• is technically proficient with office equipment including, fax, phone and cash register
• has demonstrated operating knowledge of computers at a basic level, including Microsoft Word, Excel, email and Internet browsers
• is able to lift boxes of at least 30 pounds
• is able to stand on hard surface up to 8 hours a day

For more information on Helly Hansen and our product offerings, visit our website at www.hellyhansen.com.

Helly Hansen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Retail Store Visual Merchandiser/Key Holder – Helly Hansen – Retail Store Visual Merchandiser/Key Holder – Helly Hansen – Bellevue, WA

Helly Hansen provides high quality, protective technical gear for work, survival, and sport. We work and play in the harshest environments on the planet to learn what's needed to create the best performance gear possible. We work closely with people who work and/or play outdoors more days than they are indoors to continuously optimize the technology and design of our products. WE WORK HARD SO YOU CAN PLAY HARD.

Helly Hansen is seeking experienced Key Holders for our Bellevue, Washington, retail store.  We are looking for applicants who like to work hard AND play hard! This is a really fun, challenging, and dynamic environment where you will get an opportunity to demonstrate your experience alongside an outstanding and supportive team. Providing nothing short of the best customer experience is our primary goal.

This Key Holder position will focus on the visual look of the store and it’s merchandise.  You will work with the Store Manager to design and maintain the displays in creative ways that grab our customers’ attention.

We offer competitive pay and employee discounts on our product.  This is a great job opportunity in a really fun environment!

An ideal candidate:
• Will be able to work 20+ hours per week.
• Has a flexible and dependable schedule and is available to work evenings, weekdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally powder days.
• Has at least 1 year experience in a smaller retail store where one-on-one interaction with the customer is the norm.
• The ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations.
• Is intrinsically motivated, a self-starter, and driven to succeed.
• Thrives in a fast-paced sales environment while continuing to provide a high level customer experience to multiple clients and be able to train team members to the best of their ability.
• Has a passion for the outdoors.
• Can communicate effectively.

Responsibilities include:
• Optimizing the use of display materials to promote Helly Hansen and it’s products.
• Providing excellent customer service.
• Delivering on personal sales targets
• Leading team members.
• Meeting operational expectations by implementing and maintaining high retail standards.
• Assisting customers with purchases.
• Answering questions about the performance and technical aspects of our products.
• Exemplifying a “Customer First” mindset.

For more information on Helly Hansen and our product offerings, visit our website at www.hellyhansen.com.

Helly Hansen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We are seeking a Traffic Acquisition Manager (SEM) / Web Analyst that will lead the efforts in generating traffic and new-user acquisition to the HH web and E-Com site via traffic analysis, benchmarking and generating new users through the implementation of paid search marketing (SEM) and deliver key insights based on traffic analysis to the digital team.

Key Responsibilities:

80% Execution and Management

Lead the development, execution of a multi-faceted, world class consumer acquisition and traffic generation program:

-­Drives toward the successful achievement of all web traffic and consumer KPIs. –

-SEM/Paid search and traffic optimization

-Relentless analysis and correction to optimize traffic and acquisition tactics

-SEO management & execution

-Hands on execution and management of SEM/Paid search including but not limited to Google and Bing/Yahoo network.

-­Provide direction & management to external partners / agencies - always pushing for true excellence in SEO execution.

-­Manages all aspects of traffic analysis and the responsibility for the analytics related elements implementation in web marketing initiatives, content campaigns and promotions set up to ensure that the data gathered are actionable.

-­Responsible for the weekly and monthly reporting and evaluating the traffic data to input insights from our various traffic sources to key interfaces.

-­Budget management and delivering on set up ROI targets.

 

 

20% Creative

Leads effort to creatively develop, strengthen and leverage HH.com and secondary websites to dramatically expand our “audience” for our web site and e-com store.

-­Develop and execute plans and tactics to leverage existing and emerging technology, partner offerings to help us generate increased traffic and frequency among existing users while continually increasing traffic and adding new users to the HH database.

-­Partner on strategic approach to traffic generation and channel selection

Experience / Skills Required

• Ability to think strategically while executing at the ground level (can think while getting hands dirty)

• Strong operational knowledge paid search digital marketing tools and tactics - and the skills to align resources to achieve objectives.

• Willing to handle multitasks and work under pressure

• 5 – 7 years combined web and digital marketing & analysis experience.

• Good; multi-language preferred

• Proficient user of Google Analytics, web based tools and Microsoft office products

• International / Multinational business experience preferred

 

Please send a brief cover letter and CV as soon as possible with reference number 362086 to lars.withresponse@nigelwright.com . If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lars Lande With, Nigel Wright Recruitment. lars.with@nigelwright.com or +47 45863055

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Since its foundation in 1877, Helly Hansen has built business relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

"Wanted: for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success."
— Ernest Shackleton, recruiting ad for Endurance expedition