General Manager – Russia (Krasnodar Region, South Russia)


General Manager – Russia (Krasnodar Region, South Russia)


A French-Russian apple production company in the south of Russia requires a packingstation manager for their operation in Krasnodar region.  There is 350 hectares of intensive , modern variety apple farms and the most modern apple CA storage warehouse and sorting facility in Russia. The farm is expanding to 2000 hectares. The company has European-style management.  Very competitive compensation package  + bonus and other benefits


The candidate will be able to:

  • Together with the Board of Directors and Management team, formulate a production, financial, commercial, logistic and marketing strategy that will lead to the positioning of the company to a successful key/leading role in the apple business in Russia
  • Lead the development and management of the long-term and short-term strategy
  • Respond to opportunities and threats in the Russian fruits/ food market with the most appropriate adjustments to the strategic plan / investments/ marketing/ pricing, etc …
  • Track and monitor competitor activities to identify current industry trends
  • Establish and develop effective distribution, sales/ marketing approach
  • Prepare in cooperation with Commercial Director and maintain sales targets with volumes, turnovers and budgets
  • Actively participate in budgeting process and rolling forecasts
  • Deliver on planned and contracted KPI’s and production targets, both in volume and cost. (incl. project KPI’s)
  • Recommend production, logistic, distribution and marketing budgets, monitor and control spending of the approved budget
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish the targets
  • Develop and target new business opportunities in line with the company strategy
  • Be involved in building up offers / key investments and run negotiations with business partners
  • Establish and maintain contacts with important persons and companies
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies
  • The position will primarily be based in Moscow with frequent stay in operational company located in South of Russia.



In respect of the ideal candidate profile:

  • 10 + years experience in management roles
  • Fluent English or French, knowledge of Russian would be an advantage
  • University degree, probably with focus on Economics / Marketing, MBA is a benefit.
  • Agro engineering / natural sciences /food science related education would be an advantage
  • Experience with a large scale agricultural project would be an advantage
  • Experience with managing a large, complex, people intensive, high specification production process
  • Strong experience in structure organisation and control
  • Relevant experience in Sales and Marketing in FMCG and retail sector gained in a best practice environment
  • Excellent commercial experience and understanding
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills
  • High development potential
  • Strong individual that actively participates in the management team
  • The person should be independent, a self-starter, a business developer, have a strong analytical background
  • Very good communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate at all company levels
  • Ability to think strategically as well as tactical
  • Respect and appreciation for foreign cultures


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