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Chief Executive Officer - CPL Executive Search

CPL Search
Closing date
27 May 2024

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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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
LANGUAGE English and Italian are mandatory, additional languages (particularly French and Spanish) are a bonus.

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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