CEO – Market Leading Branded FMCG/Retailer
Our client is the UK’s leading independent manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of branded consumer products within a high growth fledgling global category. This industry leading business has seen tremendous growth over the last few years delivering current sales of c.£50m and ebitda of c.£12m with significant growth opportunities both the UK and internationally.
The business is looking to recruit a high calibre CEO who can augment a high calibre management team and guide the business through its next stage of growth. This growth will be to push its current channels to market (retail, e-commerce, wholesale) and increase distribution through new channels and internationally.
We are looking for a high calibre proven General Manager or a high potential Blue Chip commercial C-suite operator who is ready to step up to CEO, with the intellectual horsepower, drive, tenacity, passion and track record to capitalise on the significant opportunities within this market. Given the growth opportunity in increasing distribution channels, you will most likely be working in a branded FMCG environment with both Blue Chip and smaller more entrepreneurial experience in order to show your capability to work in this fast-paced entrepreneurial business. You may also be working in a branded retail environment given the company’s current routes to market. This is a hands-on role where you will be involved in all areas of the business leading a first class team from the front to continue the rapid growth and maintain the entrepreneurial culture and passion within the business to deliver significant returns for the shareholders of which you will be a double digit equity holder.
This business is based in the north west of England and if the location is not commutable you will be required to relocate in the short to medium term given the potential growth opportunities of the business. In return, and apart from the fun of growing this exciting business, the wealth creation opportunity for you, which is not dependent on a capital event, is significant and fairly unique in its quantum.