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    Co-Founder/General Manager

    Dri Dri Gelato - Dubai, UAE

    Ref. JB1792312

    Confidential Company

    Job Description

    Dri Dri Gelato www.dridrigelato.com is looking to recruit a General Manager to lead the development of the brand in the Middle East.

    The main responsibilities are:
    - Set up operations in the UAE
    - Scout and negotiate locations with landlords
    - Approach other retailers and operators (e.g. hotels, coffee shops chains, restaurants, etc) and negotiate implementation of the Dri Dri kiosk distribution model
    - Set up the appropriate supply chain for the fresh ingredients
    - Oversee day-to-day store operations
    - Select store managers and store staff
    - Develop a marketing plan and manage agencies
    - Prepare budget and monthly financial statements
    - Develop and negotiate partnerships to expand Dri Dri in other Middle Eastern countries

    The Managing Director will report to the Dri Dri CEO based in London.


    The ideal candidate should have the following characteristics:
    - Dubai based
    - Have an understanding of Dubai social dynamics
    - College degree (MBA is a plus)
    - Strong entrepreneurial attitude and appetite for stock options compensation package
    - Background in project management and/or food & beverage experience in the UAE region
    - Love food
    - Sound business skills
    - It is imperative that the candidate has hands-on approach and he is comfortable with the idea of spending some time in the stores but at the same time has the ability to think about the big picture.


    Business Degree/Hospitality Degree

    Job Details

    Job Location:
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Company Industry:
    Company Type:
    Employer (Private Sector)
    Job Role:
    Employment Status:
    Full time
    Employment Type:
    Monthly Salary Range:
    $6,000 - $7,000
    Number of Vacancies:

    Preferred Candidate

    Career Level:
    Years of Experience:
    Min: 5 Max: 10
    Residence Location:
    Dubai,United Arab Emirates
    Bachelor's degree / higher diploma

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    About This Company

    Dri Dri Gelato www.dridrigelato.com is a London based Italian Gelato brand We are looking to recruit a General Manager to lead the development of the brand in the Middle East. Dri Dri Middle East is JV between Dri Dri and a Dubai based investor and is fully capitalized to implement plan of 50 point of sales (flagship stores and kiosks) Dri Dri has very streamlined operations with a "plug & play" approach already in place (standardized store formats, product and training) so we can facilitate significantly the implementation of the brand in any region. The local partner will provide HR, Accounting and Finance support to Dri Dri Middle East.