Our Client has been a leading B2B foodservice distributor in the UAE since 2010 offering a carefully curated selection of the best quality and most authentic handpicked food products, from mid-range to gourmet.
Our client is a local business that works and supports 300+ Italian and European farmers, bakers, and manufacturers to grow together while providing more than 2,000 products to our customers as we know the importance of sustainable agriculture and fresh local produce. We work with master craftsmen and women to bring to you only the best. It is an honest philosophy, “Buy the Best, from the Best, to serve the Best”. Remember, what you eat matters, and where it comes from matters more.
We are looking for an extraordinary Chief Operating Officer who will oversee our client’s operations, strategic development, operational and financial performance.
A progressive thinker with a deep understanding of operations in the e-commerce and foodservice industry coupled with a successful track record in building high-performance teams that drive transformation and deliver exceptional results, you will oversee our client’s strategic and operational direction and activities.
You will be responsible for collaborating cross-functionally to manage and direct all aspects of the e-commerce and HORECA segments. This includes strategizing, planning, developing, and executing plans, overseeing the warehouse, logistics, supply, and production while monitoring performance analytics and product innovation, among other things.
∙ Build and execute a roadmap to improve service level standards across each touch point ∙ Lead the warehouse, logistics, customer service, sourcing and content teams
∙ Manage and monitor operations with a particular focus on warehouse and the connected KPIs ∙ Build and execute a process optimization roadmap and work with operational teams to improve functioning of each process and team
∙ Develop knowledge in food regulations (from sourcing to warehousing and logistics) and in ecologic matters (reduction of environmental impact)
∙ Bachelor’s degree in Operations and Logistics Management, Industrial Engineering Management, Management Engineering or similar. MBA desirable.
∙ 10+ years of experience handling operations and warehousing (in food industry, distribution companies, logistics operators, food e-commerce).
∙ Agile and tech-savvy leader with a deep 360 understanding of all facets of warehouse, logistics and supply chain.
∙ Advanced knowledge of spreadsheets, ERP systems and WMS.
∙ A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics. Ability to build and summarize operational KPI’s and strategic plans, and align each moving part.
∙ Exceptional communicator, with the ability to build strong relationships and to influence strategic development through the presentation of a clear and well-supported vision.
∙ Strong result focused personality, persistence in developing autonomously ideas and ability to gets
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