Posted on: 25/05/2023

Job type: Permanent

Sector: FMCG

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Boulogne sur Mer (62-Pas de Calais)
Our client, an entrepreneurial European producer and supplier of different food products, mainly seafood, established in 1991, is looking for:
 his/her French CEO based in Boulogne Sur Mer.  

His/her main responsibilities:
  • Take full responsibility for the French company, its P&L and performance.
  • Full ownership of the company’s strategy on the French market to secure the growth of the current product portfolio and support its extension, in line with Corporate‘s guidances.
  • Present, promote and sell products using solid arguments to existing and prospective customers
  • Establish, develop and maintain positive business and customer relationships.
  • Perform cost-benefit and needs analysis of existing/potential customers to meet their needs
  • Develop a best performing team : hiring, retaining, developing talents.
  • Keep abreast of best practices and promotional trends.
  • Work closely with supporting functions based at the group’s Headquarters.
  • Supply management with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products.
  • Coordinate sales effort with team members and other departments.
The ideal candidate:
  • Degree in Business Management, possibly coupled with a MBA in Sales and Marketing
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Able to set the short and long-term direction
  • Significant work experience in the commercial functions of international organizations operating in the FMCG business in food sector in positions of increasing responsibilities up to the management of a P&L of a large BU or a small company.
  • Ideally very good knowledge of seafood market in the region, preferably surimi and salmon.
  • A good experience in the management of sales teams is mandatory
  • Deep knowledge of supermarkets and modern trade chains is mandatory.
The ideal candidate will be an inspiring leader with a great autonomy, have the energy and desire to build relationships with French customers while managing an international company culture oriented to a positive approach, quick decisions, entrepreneurial attitude, problem-solving mindset.


Marie Anne Ambrosi

Morgan Philips Executive Search
191, avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine

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