Chief Executive Officer

Updated: 28th July 2017

OPPORTUNITY

A stimulating and challenging opportunity for leading a profitable business operating in specialised, sophisticated niches of the Food and Beverage industry. The company has business interests over 5 continents, and is a market leader in all of its key geographies, with over 15 associated and controlled companies, 6 production plants, over 15 foreign distributors and more than 100 exclusive representatives.

OVERALL PURPOSE

  • Overall responsibility for P&L and performance of the Business.
  • Lead and manage the optimal utilisation of existing and new dynamic global sales organisation and of the existing and new product portfolio.
  • Deliver sound coordination, focus and guidance of the Management Team.
  • Drive implementation of processes and incremental structure for further expansion into global operations.

EXPERIENCE

  • Effective, well structured and articulated general management skills honed in an international framework.
  • Proven background in international business development.
  • Extensive commercial experience: managing sales, customer oriented.
  • Technical background in Microbiology, Biochemistry and/or Biotechnology, coupled with solid business administration skills, would be beneficial but not a pre-requisite, as is an excellent appreciation for the Food & Beverage industry.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Clear leadership and strong managerial qualities developed in a structured environment with the ability to present, recommend and execute methodically complex business decisions.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, flexible, creative and “hands-on”.
  • Ability to travel extensively.

QUALIFICATIONS Academic degree in Life Sciences and/or Business Administration/Marketing
REPORTS TO Board of Directors
LOCATION Italy
LANGUAGE English and Italian are mandatory, additional languages (particularly French and Spanish) are a bonus.
FAX +44 1491 822 844 for a confidential discussion.

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