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Foodservice General Manager

Ref: : 7880/2017/GM6469 (rpc international recruitment Limited)
Location: :

London - $%$%

Rate: 60K to 80K (Permanent) + Bonus car/allow benefits
Industries: Distribution / Transport / Logistics
Functional Areas: none

The Company and the Role:
The Company is an independently owned fine foods wholesaler and importer and distributor of artisan food products and is based in London. An Italian speaking Foodservice General Manager is now sought to run the company as a standalone business unit. The position is permanent.

The client base is typically made up of high end / Michelin starred restaurants, hotels, caterers, independent delicatessens and food halls etc.
This is a truly outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to run a business as if it is their own.

Key Features of the Role:

- General Manager - full P & L responsibility of the business
- Full management of all functions which will include the sales, telesales, purchasing, quality and operations teams.
- Management of a team of around 20 staff of different business disciplines
- Heading up all NPD and procurement of all the product ranges across all categories, ambient, chilled and frozen.
- Marketing and sales of range of products to quality retail food halls and Michelin starred restaurants along with 4/5 star catering establishments.
- Management of the sales team overseeing full P&L.
- Assuring excellence with the operations team to achieve full customer satisfaction.

Knowledge and Skills:
The ideal candidate will be an Italian speaking Foodservice professional with experience having been gained with a delivered foodservice wholesaler / importer and distributor of artisan foods.

You will ideally have previous P L responsibility and must have previous team management experience ( around managing 20 people ).

Entrepreneurial, you will be someone who can run the business autonomously and be a decisive decision maker.

Someone who is willing to work hours that the business requires as the leader and new driving force.

Someone who is willing to get stuck in when challenges are hit, (such as driving the delivery vans if necessary)

Must be able to speak Italian and English, fluently and written.

Must have excellent management skills in communications, building relationships, inter-personal skills, motivation etc

Experienced with P&L's / food margins / negotiations / budgets / reporting / recruitment / face to face and telephone client management experience.

Someone who can grow and establish business opportunities.

Be numerate, have excellent presentation and communication skills, be able to communicate at all levels and be decisive, assertive and persuasive.

You will enjoy a high level of autonomy and therefore must be highly self-motivated to achieve agreed goals.

A full driving licence is a prerequisite.

What's on Offer?
Basic salary will be in a range of between £60 - 80k, possibly more for an outstanding candidate. In addition, there will be a management bonus scheme in operation plus company car or car allowance, mobile phone and the other usual benefits.
In the future share options will be available.
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