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Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to a newly formed Board, the CEO will have total accountability for executing on business strategy, with a key agenda for growth.

The Company
Having quickly developed a reputation for outstanding quality from uniquely establishing a point of difference, this Food Manufacturer is designed to exceed customer expectation and their taste buds! Australian owned and backed, they are continually investing in capital infrastructure to allow for sustained growth into the future. Poised and ready for their next stage of growth and development, this role represents all the hallmarks of 'something different'.

The Role
Reporting to the recently established board, the Chief Executive Officer is accountable and responsible for providing effective operational, commercial and strategic leadership to drive all key business functions including Operations, OH&S, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Technical, R&D and Supply Chain. As the Chief Executive Officer, this leadership role is ultimately responsible for all day-to-day management decisions as well as act as a direct liaison between the board and management of the company.  The CEO will play a pivotal role in driving the organisation’s growth to becoming a leader in their category, playing a transformational role in driving a new brand and sales distribution throughout Australia. 

Culturally, the successful CEO will  drive and execute a shared-vision, strategy and goal which will include expansion or relocation of their current operations whilst maintaining a positive focus and progressive culture right across the business. This will play a key role in attracting talent going forward, particularly as the business drives towards brand creation. Ensuring the businesses values are upheld, you will provide the board with accurate and timely reporting, whilst coaching, leading and growing the entire organisation.

Skills & Experience
Identified as having significant leadership, strategic and commercial talent, you must have had a history and track record leading as a General Manager, CEO, MD, COO with full P&L responsibility and possess drive and determination to succeed in an ever-changing environment. You will demonstrate outstanding communication skills and have reported to a board and ideally worked in both a small-medium privately owned business, but also a larger organisation that has instilled discipline and process.   

Your relevant Food Manufacturing industry background will include strong commercial acumen with a particular focus on opening up new opportunities and engaging with the market to stimulate participation and collaboration.  Finally, it goes without saying that you will be skilled in inspiring individuals and teams in the pursuit of results.

For More Information
Here at Miller Leith we are open to having a conversation about your next career move. For a brief, confidential discussion, please apply or contact Stephen Borg at 03 9993 0809.

Please note this is a retained role - no recruitment agencies.
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