New CEO sought for $300-million North American produce operation
Joe Produce Search has announced a confidential search for a “best-in-class” chief executive officer for a $300-million North American grower-shipper-processing operation.
This business is known across the globe for its innovation and category leadership. With all its success to date, the opportunities remain plentiful. The present CEO has driven the company’s top line and culture through growth and evolution acquisitions, innovation and customer execution. The next CEO’s challenge is to pull it all together and while improving the bottom line.
This role requires a CEO who will lead a respected and experienced executive team in a strong values-based culture. This leader should have experience managing a multi-site operation, with the ability to motivate, unify and drive the performance of a team of thousands. Most importantly, the incoming CEO will have values consistent with the company expectations of remaining steadfast in its pursuit of excellence and always doing the right thing while driving innovation and profitability. Compliance, ethics and sustainability are more than buzz words with this organization.
The incoming CEO will ensure the company remains steadfast in its pursuit of operational excellence, next-gen technology and production stability to keep customers happy and margins growing. The CEO will have full responsibility for the company’s P&L, reporting to a board of directors currently composed of representatives from the parent company and industry experts. The CEO has both the autonomy to run the business and the support of the corporate shareholder. Given the international component of our client, the new CEO will need to have the presentation, communication and collaboration skills to work with the board and leadership team.