The Company

Our client is an internationally renowned branded food business with operations across the world and supplying leading retailers through a strong, vertically integrated supply chain capability. The Group continues to grow its interests through organic growth and M&A activity and are now looking for an experienced Managing Director to lead one of their strongest performing divisions in Europe.

The Role

Reporting to the European CEO, the role will have full P&L responsibility for the business, developing and implementing the strategies, operations, people and culture to deliver on the objectives for the business and Group. The role will develop a clear informed strategic perspective of the business and the markets in which it operates through key relationships; both internally and with customers, suppliers and wider industry stakeholders, to ensure the businesses are best positioned, now and for the future.

The Candidate

The successful Managing Director will have a high level of commercial awareness of the food supply chain with a clear vision on how to leverage the strengths of the Group offer at country and group level to create new, innovative and robust strategies that will position the business as a suitable, long term partner of choice for the retail and foodservice markets they serve.  The candidate must be a proven leader of cross functional teams, building strong relationships across the business to enable change and deliver strategic objectives.

For more information on this confidential opportunity, please contact Darren Houghton on or 0203 7957735.

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