Experienced manager in general business. Multilingual, MBA holder with great knowledge of the Retail food/ Restaurant industry and Import/Export supply chain operations in commercial companies

Resume posted by jr.malandra in Executive.
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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: London England, United Kingdom

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Summary

Experienced general business manager, with strong entrepreneurial flair and desire to excel in a commercial trading company internationally.

Not afraid to roll-up sleeves and demonstrate great potential. Very rich business experience and hence in a position to connect the dots between, sales, operations, marketing, finance and accounting.

Strong “can do” attitude and in a position to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Fluent in Greek, French and English, with strong presentation and communication skills.

Very flexible with travelling and relocation.

Possess great numerical skills and very proficient with Excel.

Education

Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
MBA, Entrepreneurship & Business Development
2006 – 2008

University of Durham (UK)
Msc, Finance & Investment
2000 – 2001

Universite d’Aix-Marseille II (FR)
Licence, Economie Internationale
1999 – 2000

Universite d’Aix-Marseille II (FR)
DEUG, Economie et Gestion
1997 – 1999

Lycee Franco Hellenique D’Athenes
French Baccalaureat, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
1994 – 1997

Experience

Founder — General Manager
The Food Guru®
March 2008 – December 2011 Greece

Restaurant & Catering Industry

Figures & Facts:
– Break even point in 24 months
– More than €250,000 annual turnover
– Above 800 companies in clientele base
– More than 20,000 tickets per year
– Strong Brand awareness (www.foodguru.gr)

Accomplishments:
* Decreased by 20% the procurement costs in 2010, by switching distribution channels, to increase profitability while maintaining same quality standards.
* Set up of online ordering system, which generated circa 35% of total turnover. More than 1000 registered users made use of this application.
* Managed a team of unskilled workforce, with multilingual and multicultural differences, while maintaining a positive working environment.

Operations Director
Fastnet Radio
July 2006 – February 2008 Greece

FMCG in consumer electronics

Main responsibilities:
– Supply chain Management: Demand & Supply Planning
– Inventory Management: Stock optimization levels & Product Range Management
– New product Development & Marketing Strategy
– International Operations & Supervision of Regional Office

Accomplishments:
* Managed the implementation of a new line of consumer’s electronic accessories, above 200 SKU’s. Supervised the design, packaging, production, distribution and sales to department stores.
* Directed the market research for entering the Turkish market. It involved scrutinizing competition, meeting potential customers and evaluating consumer’s purchasing power. Thereafter it involved the supervision of the regional office.

Treasurer
Societe Generale Bank & Trust
September 2004 – June 2006 Greece

Banking Industry

Main responsibilities:
– Foreign Exchange & Interest Rate Risk Exposure
– Daily liquidity Management (Nostros)
– Structure Products (FX & Commodities)
– Portfolio Management & Asset Allocation

Accomplishments:
* Managed the project implementation of Treasury operation in the new entity. It involved the programming of excel based systems to manage daily money market liquidity and foreign exchange positions as well as to monitor interest rate and foreign exchange risk exposure
* The gain from managing the asset/liability book generated yearly revenue of €600,000 from spread differential and placements in the interbank market.

Junior Dealer
Laiki Bank
February 2002 – September 2004 Greece

Banking industry

Main responsibilities:
– Money Market Daily Position Management (Nostros)
– Interest Rate Risk Exposure
– FX Daily Position Management
– Pricing of FX Forward Contracts
– Margin Trading & Portfolio Revaluation

Accomplishments:
* Designed and managed the programming of excel based platform to monitor and revaluate the FX spot and forward exposure of margin trading customers.

Skills

  • Excel
  • Ms Office package
  • Social Media

Specialties

    Account Management, ACCOUNTING, Business Development, finance, FMCG retail, General Management, marketing, Multilingual, Operations, Project Management, Public presentations, Restaurant & Catering, Sales, start-up, Supply chain operations, Team Management

Groups & Associations

    Founder & Captain of I-MBA Sailing Club in Athens, Member of Durham University rowing squad

Spoken Languages

    Greek (Native) / French (Native) / English (Fluent) / German (Basic)