Birkenstock’s retail director, Oliver Jansen, left in August to join Bahlsen Outlets, the outlet business of the German biscuit maker Bahlsen Group. The German sandal maker has yet to announce a successor

Prior to joining Birkenstock in March 2018, Jansen worked for the fashion group Esprit, between October 2015 and December 2017, becoming head of retail operations in Europe.

Previously, Jansen held various positions, including retailer director for a year at Lacoste Germany and an eight-year stint, between 2002 and 2010, as retail manager for the fashion manufacturer and retailer Gerry Weber.