European Development Director EDD/896/21
FMCG Food / Drink - Manufacturing - Sales
£250k - £300k base

Job Title: 
European Development Director EDD/896/21
Job Type: 
Director
Job sector: 
FMCG Food / Drink
Manufacturing
Sales
Location: 
UK
Base Salary: 
£250k - £300k base
Bonus: 
Full exec package, uncapped bonus and long-term incentives/ share options.
Hours: 
Permanent
Close date: 
Thursday, 30 August, 2018
reference: 
EDD/896/21
About this position: 

Our client is a major British Food group with a leading presence in UK Grocery and Foodservice markets.

They are looking to enhance operations in mainland Europe and wish to appoint an experienced senior executive to lead their growth agenda.

 

The Role: 
  • Reporting directly to and working closely alongside the group CEO, you will design and deliver both short and long-term growth strategies in Europe from scratch, in a highly autonomous and strategic leadership position.
  • Will write market & business unit specific plans to grow operations across Europe, actively seeking new business opportunities through JV’s, M&A and new business set up with full support from group.
  • Will develop and maintain relationships with new customers and suppliers in the region to deliver immediate value.
  • Will build and lead a high performing senior management team with the view to take over as CEO Europe.
The Person: 

 

  • Degree and ideally MBA educated you will be a proven general manager in the food sector with the ability to operate in a highly strategic pan European leadership position during a period of major investment.
  • Will have managed significant budgets and ideally have experience operating in a growth / integration/ acquisition environment however, would individuals with a traditional/ blue-chip general management background in food.
  • English and other European language skills ideally French/ German are preferred.