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Job Title :
General Manager - French Speaking 
Job Category :
Posted :
2/15/2021 11:36:31 AM 
Company Name :
The rpc Group of Companies 
Location :
Greater London, England 
Benefits :
Bonus + Benefits 
Salary :
£80k - 90k per year + Bonus + Benefits 
Security :
Other 
Description :

The Company and the Role:

The Company is an independently owned fine foods wholesaler and importer and distributor of artisan food products. It is part of an independent owned European food group and has a standalone business unit based in East London. A French speaking Foodservice General Manager is now sought to run this business unit. The position is permanent.

The client base is typically made up of high end / Michelin starred type restaurants, high end hotels, independent delicatessens and retail 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
• Devise and implement sales strategy
• Full management of all functions which will include the sales, telesales, purchasing, quality and operations teams.
• Management of a team of around 25 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, high end hotels
• Management of the sales team overseeing full P&L.
• Ensuring compliance of the business in all respects
• Assuring excellence with the operations team to achieve full customer satisfaction.



Knowledge and Skills Required:

The ideal candidate will be a French speaking Foodservice professional with experience having been gained with a delivered foodservice wholesaler / importer and distributor of artisan foods / fine foods etc.

You must have excellent knowledge of typical french fine food products

You will ideally have previous P + L responsibility and must have previous team management experience (managing minimum 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.

Must be able to speak French and English, both 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 negotiable in a range of £80 - 90k depending upon your experience, knowledge and skill set. In addition, there will be a management bonus scheme in operation based upon increasing EBIT, plus the other usual benefits.
In the future being appointed Managing Director with share options is a distinct possibility.
If you`ve got a great management track record within the foodservice sector, can speak French fluently 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.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced French speaking Foodservice Professional with experience of working in the foodservice sector or food manufacturing.
For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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