Chief Executive Officer

Updated: 22nd March 2022

OPPORTUNITY

CPL Executive Search has been retained as the exclusive search and selection (recruitment) company to look for someone who can lead 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.
TEL: +44 1865 257 252 for a confidential discussion.

[This post has now been filled but we are always interested in adding suitably qualified candidates to our network. You can connect to us via LinkedIn  or by email. Please note that CPL Executive Search works exclusively on retained executive search engagements commissioned by our clients and does not offer placement services or find positions for candidates].
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