UK General Manager - Exciting UK Drinks launch

£100k - 140k per year + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
07 Aug 2018
04 Sep 2018
JN -072018-2031
Will Gardner
Marketing, Sales
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

About The Business: 

This exciting, international drinks business are bringing their own particular style to the UK.  

Landing in early 2018 they have already made some huge strides and this is an opportunity for a commercially focused and sales led General Manager to steer the ship on what is going to be a phenomenal and successful journey. 

This is a brand new category and one that has proof of concept in other geographical markets having seen amazing growth across grocery, convenience, impulse and out of home channels.  

The business is incredibly well funded and the owners are committed to making the UK an outstanding success.  


About The Opportunity: 

UK General Manager - Exciting UK Drinks launch

International Kombucha Brand 

Flexible location although 2 -3 days per week in Berkshire, United Kingdom

  • £100,000 - £140,000 Basic salary
  • Excellent Bonus
  • Car Allowance
  • LTIP/Equity options - Seven figure exit opportunity

Working closely with the owners to develop the UK strategy the General manager will take ownership for Sales, Marketing, Operations, HR & Finance although the focus will always be on growth, growth, growth! 

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

This is a hands on role - there are no ego's here and leading from the front is imperative. As is creating a fun, energised and brilliant place to work. 


About You: 

Preferably you will have previous experience of building brands or businesses from a country manager/general manager perspective. If not, you have proven and demonstrable experience of leading sales functions and are ready to step up into the broader management role yet never losing sight of your sales roots. 

Experience and ability to set and understand broader strategy whilst being happy mucking in is also key - there are no room for ego's here. Commitment is unswerving and you will lead from the front. 

Previous experience in the drinks industry could be a distinct advantage but is not a must. However, experience and understanding of how to build and grow brands across grocery, convenience, impulse and out of home absolutely is! A creative approach to brand building and business development is another attribute that will serve you well. 

You will understand people, how to motivate, inspire and ultimately develop future stars - emotional intelligence is critical. As is ambition - not just for you but for the business, the brand and your people - you will revel in seeing people and the business grow.

If you think this could be you then we want to talk to you. For a confidential conversation please contact Will Gardner on 01494 360360 

In some instances, due to the plans afoot and depending on your current employment circumstances we will require a Non-Disclosure Agreement to be signed prior to releasing details of this opportunity. To be discussed 


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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