Managing Director FMCG

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Nick Hindhaugh

The Company
Our client is a privately owned global food business with a highly recognised brand in the food sector (FMCG). With distribution predominantly through grocery, they have a growing food service business. The mandate for the role is to continue to drive growth, maintain category leadership, invest in local manufacturing excellence, as well as look for local M&A activity.

The business is well supported globally, has a family culture which is open and transparent. It has also in a strong financial position having experienced year on year growth.

The Role

Reporting to a global director offshore, the Managing Director will play a pivotal role in continuing to drive the organisation's revenue and profit growth, along with maintaining a strong culture of success. All functions will report to the Managing Director including Heads of Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance. Clear objectives of the role involve:

  • Maintaining category leadership
  • Grow the brands
  • Drive manufacturing excellence including a capital upgrade
  • Use data driven insights for category leadership and brand extension
  • Drive market opportunities through new channels

The Person
You must have had a track record of running an organisation (FMCG) as a GM, CEO, MD, COO with full P&L responsibility and:

  • Have worked in food, beverage, personal care etc (FMCG).
  • Hands on experience with grocery retailers (Coles, Woolworths) and functionally ideally came from a commercial background (sales) at some point.
  • Have an understanding of working in a global matrix structure, and exposure to international offices.
  • Can inspire and bring an energetic and authentic leadership style
  • Exposure to the production / manufacturing process of an FMCG brand

What's in It for You?

  • Local autonomy of a running the local subsidiary of a global FMCG business
  • A hands-on role across all functions, and a global family led culture
  • Resources for investment in growth and capital development

If you feel there is a fit based on the criteria, please feel free to contact Nick Hindhaugh, Managing Partner from Six Degrees Executive on 0422 141161 and click on the link to apply.