Country Manager - Healthy Snacking Brand

Location
London
Salary
£100,000+ Basic Salary & Excellent Benefits
Posted
07 Aug 2018
Closes
04 Sep 2018
Ref
JN -082018-2067
Contact
Lyle Edwards
Function
Marketing, Sales
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

About The Business: 

Have you ever wanted to do something truly innovative & raw?  

You're going to have to open your mind for this one!  

This is a business backed by the brains behind some of the most successful snacking brands in the industry, you can lean on a board with more FMCG successes than you can shake a bag of popped crisps at.

Launch in the UK is scheduled for October into the major retailers - they've partnered with one of the top 4 already and are also in discussion for US expansion due for launch in 2019 backed with full marketing support for both launch dates. 

The plan is to create a brand that's bang on trend & in line with masses of social engagement with gatekeepers and consumers. This truly is the new way of successfully launching brands in the digital age. Combining this untapped consumer category sector with healthy products, spare time appeal and bags and bags of engagement and social tie ups, this is no ordinary FMCG food launch. 

You'll be helping to define a business that's due to set the consumer market alight and get industry peers and press talking.  

 

About The Opportunity: 

Country Manager - Healthy Snacking Brand

London

  • £100,000+ Basic Salary
  • Excellent Bonus
  • Travel Allowance
  • LTIP/Equity options - Seven figure exit opportunity


This is the chance to run the UK business where you'll work closely with the Board to develop the UK strategy with total ownership for Sales & Marketing. The focus will unsurprisingly be on focusing investment for launch & creating profitable growth at tremendous speed. 

You will lead, inspire, motivate and build the team to make the business the dominant brand in the UK and create value. 

This is a hands-on role, so it's time to roll your sleeves up. The products are ready (which are manufactured in the UK) co-packing with some of the world's best snacking business. The team here are energetic, massively creative and on a journey. Want to be a part of it too? 

 

About You:

Ideally, you'll have previous experience of turnarounds & building brands or businesses at senior management level. This can be within a large or small business with food or non-food category experience. You'll be joining a hugely talented and infinitely efficacious board.  

You will set and own your strategy whilst being able to commit to getting stuck in to packing boxes is hugely important there are no ivory towers & no hiding places but that's where the excitement lies. 

The one absolute requirement is recent & relevant brand building in UK grocery top 4. This is imperative with the way the retail market is changing constantly - there can unfortunately be no compromise on this.  

Finally, ambition and vision are key to yours and the businesses success. If you believe in this and can get behind it, then so will everyone else.

For a confidential conversation please contact Lyle Edwards on 01494 360360 - lyle.edwards@pie-recruitment.com   

 

About Us:

Meet PIE. We like to do things differently.

Exceptional sales, marketing and operational recruitment across Consumer, FMCG, Automotive & Business to Business. 

Together, we've a lot of strong, traditional, sales and marketing recruitment experience but with a modern, socially led approach to recruiting.

We will work with you through your journey to that next position and beyond, offering insight into organisations and into every step of the recruitment process. 

Whether you're actively seeking a position or just want to stay abreast of the latest opportunities in the market then speak to one of our experienced consultants on 01494 360360 - we look forward to being in touch.

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