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Chief Executive


Posted on Apr 23, 2021 by CV-Library

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Global Chief Exec / Operating Officer

We are a young, innovative, rapidly growing SME within the cosmetics industry, and with an ambitious future ahead we are seeking a third person to join our GLOBAL SLT as the Global Chief Operating Officer / Chief Executive.  Working across 3 brands the group turnover is projected to go from £20m to around £50m in the next 2-3 years as the company is expanding in the UK and Internationally.  Your role will be a key member of the senior leadership team and part of the Board, where your in-depth knowledge of the worldwide market for affordable, quality cosmetics will become invaluable.   Your proven and extensive 20 years+ experience as a  Global Chief Operating Officer (or similar) within the cosmetics industry will be relied upon by the most innovative business leader you could wish for, in order to support her continued business growth and future success.  It is vital that you have extensive experience of working with distributors and/or retailers throughout the USA You will be the right hand person to the business owner and the MD, driving stock and sales on a worldwide basis.  You will use your expertise in working with independent distributors globally to their full effect: increasing existing product market whilst creating new opportunities through NPD and product implementation.
The role will suit someone that can come in, understand our culture and business values on day 1, and then on day 2 be in a position with the vast amount of knowledge and expertise you bring, to drive the business forward. Someone who has developed and executed business growth strategies, setting operational objectives and worked with team leads to set priorities, goals and plans.  You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an efficient leader, with excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics.
You will be well known in the industry already with a proven reputation and ability in leading a recognised and highly success international cosmetics business.  You will be an innovative and creative instigator of successful NPD projects within the beauty and cosmetics world and have extensive experience of the US Market.
As we operate globally (largely through a Distributor model) reporting lines (and/or communication lines) will be open from all Operational teams worldwide directly into you as Group COO.  
Given the 24/7 and International model of the business, this is potentially on a 24 hour a day basis sometimes!  We would like it if you were to have a degree such as a BSc/BA in Business Administration or something relevant; or maybe an MSc/MBA perhaps – however, a long term career in the industry culminating in 10 years minimum in  leadership roles as Operations Director or Managing Director, of a noteworthy cosmetics or beauty product industry brand name, would certainly be as good!

We are offering a six figure salary and just THE BEST career prospects within an amazing young, but rapidly expanding, business with huge prospects for you personally and professionally.  Whatever remuneration you seek, please do explore this opportunity because we are looking for the best person possible to fill this key role. If you have have 5 years experience at Senior Operations / Director level within an organisation OR have owned your own successful SME within the cosmetics or beauty sector, this could be the next step for you: the RIGHT step for you.  The office is based in Brighton, however this role offers flexibility to work from anywhere across the UK.  In order to be considered for this crucial position please speak to our recruitment business partner Sarah Lane of Meridian Business Support, who will talk you through our opportunity in more depth. (url removed) m: (phone number removed)

Reference: 213609581

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