Job Details

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Job Title :
Foodservice General Manager 
Job Category :
Posted :
11/14/2017 8:43:23 PM 
Company Name :
The rpc Group of Companies 
Location :
London, Greater London, England 
Benefits :
Salary :
£60k - 80k per year + Bonus+car/allow+benefits 
Security :
Description :

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.
If you`ve got a great sales track record within the foodservice sector and are seeking an opportunity which is second to none and have the character, desire and ambition to take full accountability of this role then please contact us immediately.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Foodservice Professional with experience of working in the foodservice sector or food manufacturing.

The rpc Group of Companies receives an overwhelming number of CV`s /Resumes each day, and each one is reviewed personally by a Consultant. Our pre-selection process is very thorough in order to meet the specific requirements of our clients.

If your details meet the criteria set by our client, then we will contact you regarding the position. If you are not contacted by us, then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. However, we will keep your details on file and should another suitable or matching vacancy become available then we will contact you.

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rpc foodservice recruitment, a Division of The rpc Group of Companies is at the forefront of placing professionals into all areas of the foodservice sector. Operating throughout the UK and Internationall, we cover all temperature spans, Contract Distribution, Food Ingredients, Catering Disposables, Catering Equipment, Foodservice Manufacturing, Fresh Produce, Meats, Seafood and Cash and Carry.
We frequently manage confidential appointments on behalf of our clients,

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