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Country Manager - Italy

REF. JQT442

TRADE AND DISTRIBUTION | General Management

Our client, a young, dynamic and innovative company in the Retail sector, is hiring for a Country Manager - Italy.

Functions

  • Mission:
  • Reporting into the Executive Board (specifically the CCO), the Country Manager will have full responsibility for the success of the Italian Region.
  • Functions:
  • Lead, manage and develop a Team of highly talented individuals to deliver results, (mainly Operational or Country Managers).
  • Build and maintain great and strong relationship with current and new Retailers, eventually leading multi-million negotiations when necessary.
  • Manage a large network of Franchisees.
  • Ensure the highest level of points of sales Operators’ involvement.
  • Lead the annual budgeting process and ensure the business is run accordingly.
  • Initiate, endorse or participate in Cross-country innovative projects.
  • Liaise with government agencies when necessary.
  • Be a great Brand ambassador and a PR master.
  • Ultimately, the Country Manager will be accountable for such high-level deliverables for the Southern Europe area, as:
  • Sales.
  • Profit.
  • Quality and food safety.
  • Marketing.
  • Operations.
  • Legal and labour compliance.
  • Based in Milan. Extensive international travel required (Europe).

Requirements

  • Requirements:
  • University degree, such as Economics, Business Management.
  • At least 10/15 years of experience in Retail management.
  • Italian mother tongue, fluent in English, at least basics notions in Spanish.
  • Full Financial Literacy.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills, in a multicultural environment.
  • Expertise in 8-digit Key Account management.
  • Experience in running a franchise network will be highly valued.
  • An experience of food, retail or hospitality a plus.
  • Great communication and listening skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little guidance.
  • Irreproachable sense of Ethics.
  • And last but not least... must have an entrepreneurial mindset with a strong desire to join a young and very fast-growing company.

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