Redfox is currently working with a very highly capable fresh and frozen category manager. The candidate is looking to move back to Europe after four years of product sourcing, management and vendor development in South East Asia working for one of the world’s largest food distribution businesses.
With extensive knowledge within imported and locally sourced products this commercially minded manager has built out a portfolio of over 1,000 sku’s in 18 months within Fresh and Frozen categories (meat, fish, fruit and veg). Having worked with a leading wholesale business but in a new marketplace the candidate has both start up and large business experience.
Managing a team of 16 employees the business sector of this candidate focuses on the sourcing, logistics, stock management, pricing and delivery of products to a professional customer base. The business is 100% online and as such the candidate has developed an excellent understanding of online food distribution in a challenging market.
This candidate is the fresh product specialist within the business of 140 people and this knowledge is leveraged by the sales team when it comes to customer meetings with the aim of winning, developing or simply maintaining revenue streams.
The candidate was involved in the export of fresh products from South East Asia, including Mangoes, Sea Tiger Prawns and Lobster to the Middle East and Singapore prior to joining their current business 2 years ago.
Before working within the fresh food sector the candidate was a Wealth manager for a leading Private Bank in the UK within the agricultural division. This developed strong negotiation, commercial and customer relationship management abilities before moving to one of South East Asia’s most under developed nations to hone their fresh product knowledge.
The candidate is looking to move back to the UK or Europe this year, their key areas of interest include;
- Fresh product import / export
- Food manufacturing
- Vendor / Supplier development and management
- Connecting consumers with suppliers
- Opportunities for global sourcing of fresh items
International or UK based business are of equal interest and working closely with fresh products is crucial. The candidate is suited to a senior management position within a large business or a strategic or board level position within an established or new start up.
For more detailed career information on this high calibre individual and to set up an exploratory conversation with them, contact Max MacGillivray direct on Email – Max@redfoxexecutive.com or call him on 01284 715055 quoting Ref: 6345MM