Livingston James retained by Hero Brands to appoint into the newly created role of Finance Director within their Food & Beverages Division

Hero Brands is a highly successful, family-owned multifaceted business, responding to emerging consumer trends and building fast-casual brands of the future. With a network of experienced multi-unit franchise operators, they can move at pace and quickly launch brands to a global consumer audience. All their brands have been chosen and developed to offer quality and innovation to a diverse and discerning global audience.

Headquartered in East Kilbride, the Food & Beverage division currently operates across 4 main brands with the portfolio set to expand over the next 12 to 18 months. The most well-known brand is German Doner Kebab which has taken Europe and the Middle East by storm with restaurants thriving in the UK, Europe and Middle East with rapid expansion targeted across numerous new territories including the recent openings in North America. The UK trading operation is owned and managed by United Brands Ltd, the master franchise holder for GDK in the UK and has seen significant growth over the past 2 years with a further 78 locations set to open this year.

The Food & Beverage Division of Hero Brands is currently undergoing a period of sustained growth across all division of its portfolio and is seeking an experienced and commercial Financial Director to play a key role in supporting / driving the growth ambitions of the Food & Beverage Division. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a commercially focussed, growing business which is leading the way in its field.

This is a highly visible role with the successful candidate having overall responsibility for the finance team supporting the demand across the current estate whilst also supporting the projected growth across all sectors. Given the exposure of the position, it is essential that the individual has the ability to build effective and robust working relationships across all departments of the division. The post holder will also possess a strong work ethic and they will be expected to support the strategic ambitions of the Food & Beverage Chief Executive.

It is preferrable that the individual will have worked in a Food & Beverages or FMCG business where they will have been tasked with working closely with the operations teams across the business to support high levels of growth.

An attractive financial package is available to the successful individual and will be commensurate with the background and experience required for the role. For more information on remuneration please contact Mark Lewis at Livingston James.

Please note that any direct or third party approaches will be sent to Livingston James for review and assessment.

Hero Brands – Finance Director – Position Profile

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