General Manager - Commercial | Murcia, Spain | Fruit

General Manager - Commercial | Murcia, Spain | Fruit





We are working with a very forward thinking Fresh Produce business, looking to develop a strong offering across Europe, and establish an office base in the Murcia region of Spain from which to do this. This is a great opportunity to get in at the early stages of this exciting opportunity and play a key role in driving things forward for this new business. There is a clear strategy in place which will provide the focus needed to deliver what is a key strand of the Company's business plan going forward.


The Role:

It will be everything you would expect in a General Manager position at a leading fresh produce business, with the added kudos of being responsible for helping to establish an exciting new business venture. Some of the specific duties will include: 

  • Taking on responsibility for establishing the new office, in Murcia, and leading the process of developing direct relationships with retailers across Europe, with a particular focus on Germany in the early days.
  • Being responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships and contacts with partner growers in Spain, the rest of Europe and around the World, to ensure that a reliable and consistent supply of quality product is always available.
  • Product procurement and pricing responsibilities.
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring that customer orders are packed, dispatched and delivered in accordance with agreed specifications/requirements. 


The Candidate:

  • This is a great opportunity for either an established Senior Commercial Manager, General Manager or somebody looking to step up to that role.  
  • You must have strong fruit knowledge and a good understanding of the grape market would be a definite plus.  
  • Experience and a proven track record of selling and supplying fresh produce (fruit) to the European retailers.
  • Must have good English and Spanish language skills. German is desirable.
  • You will need to be driven and enthusiastic in order to drive this project forward.
  • Being a self-starter is crucial and you must be able to communicate effectively with the various stakeholders in the business.


If this role sounds of interest and you would like to have a confidential discussion about it, then please get in touch with Morten Andresen via email and quote reference number MA12576 and Fresh Plaza.



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