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Managing Director

French Subsidiary of a Multinational European Toy Manufacturer

Our client is a private European company and one of the leading toy manufacturers in Europe. It has a top 5 position in the French toy market after having acquired a company with a very strong brand in the categories of  outdoor, role play, pre-school, wheeled toys and dolls’ accessories. Together with headquarters, manufacturing and warehouse personnel there are approximately 400 employees in the French team. A Directeur Général is to be recruited to manage and continue to grow the business.

Suitable applicants must have several years successful experience as a general manager or senior director in the French toy industry, with experience of both sales and marketing and be well known and respected by the retail toy trade in France.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding people management skills and be a natural leader and strong motivator, a persuasive communicator and a cosmopolitan person who is adaptable and able to cooperate effectively with colleagues at the head office. Candidates must be completely fluent in written and spoken French, and be able to communicate well in English in word and script.

The office is in a small town in the rural and beautiful Jura region, and the Directeur Général will work from that location, so candidates have to live or be willing to move within a daily commuting distance to the office. Remuneration will be determined by the market, to ensure a highly competent person is recruited.

For more information on these and other positions for which we are recruiting please contact Andrew Dobbie at the executive search division of Gameplan Europe Ltd andrew@gameplaneurope.com or 01442 870100.

To apply for this job email your details to andrew@gameplaneurope.com.

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