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General Manager Sweden

Hilton Food Group plc was established in 1994 to set up and operate a beef and lamb central meat packing facility in Huntingdon, England. Hilton has since then grown rapidly and now has six factories across Europe, supplying major international retailers from state-of-the-art facilities within Europe and Australia. HFG Sverige AB produces consumer-packaged fresh food to ICA stores throughout Sweden, amounting to approximately 750 tons/week. The company was established in 2004 and now leads the development of consumer packed meat in Sweden. HFG Sverige AB employs about 240 people, working out of the production facility in Västerås. For further information about HFG in Sweden and as a group, please visit www.hfg.se

The position

As General Manager Sweden, you have the full P&L responsibility for the Swedish organisation, consisting of the production site, the commercial department, and the corporate functions, with Heads of departments reporting to you.

You are the main contact for HFG’s long term client ICA, enabling your employees to deliver outstanding results and maintain the client’s satisfaction level and ability to develop, thus meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow.

In your role, you lead the innovation process of HFG’s assortment, offering ICA new and updated products that are appealing to Swedish consumers. It is also your responsibility that HFG Sverige is delivering in accordance with the terms set up with ICA, by making sure that the whole company, and especially the supply and production functions, are aligned and well-functioning.

You are also part of an international environment where you discuss and plan for product ranges within all fresh food categories; with your fellow General Managers as well as other stakeholders at corporate level. You will report to the Managing Director of the region and are placed at HFG’s offices in Västerås.

Working at HFG Hilton Food Group

Ideas are quickly turned into practice at HFG Sverige, so the working environment is characterised by speed, quality, transparency and a positive outlook. The company values are shared by all employees, and there is a strong sense of succeeding together. Ambitions are high and the goals demanding in a world where consumer behaviours change at high speed.

At HFG, you are given an opportunity to lead a successful team into an exciting new stage in the company’s history. In the coming years, HFG Sverige will continue offering new products and therefore move further into unexplored areas. On an international level, the company is developing into an established multinational organisation, with shared corporate functions and an enhanced cooperation between all regions.

Who are you and what are your drivers?

We see that you have gained thorough experience within the food production/fmcg industry, both from the production and commercial sides of the business. You are also a leader that your employees are truly inspired to follow, and with your analytical skills as well as creative client focus you add credibility and direction to the mix. You are used to having an overall responsibility within an organisation with different functions reporting to you, and you easily steer between the strategic decisions and dealing with the operational issues in the day-to-day business. For you, being present in an international environment is also especially rewarding and important.

K2 Search are proud to represent HFG Sverige AB in this recruitment. If you require any additional information about the position, please do not hesitate to contact one of us in the recruitment team:

Katarina Åhlin, Recruitment Consultant, katarina.ahlin@k2search.se
Anders Hollqvist, Research Consultant, anders.hollqvist@k2search.se

Apply to this position at www.k2search.se – we look forward to hearing from you! All applications and contacts are held in the strictest confidence.