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Gilbert Hobeika

Gilbert Hobeika

General Manager at Wooden Bakery

location_on Lebanon

General Manager at Wooden Bakery

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Profile

Summary

A business leader supported with high entrepreneurial skills, experienced in operations across industrial manufacturing.
Revenue, profit, and growth focused professional, market & customer oriented, extensively experienced in start-up, turnaround, and rapid-change environments, energized business drivers in multiple markets, seized control of critical problem areas, and delivered on business goals and customer commitments.
Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional groups and multi-unit operations with P&L accountability.
Strong business acumen, commercial aptitude, product and lean manufacturing knowledge, and market awareness, catalyze consolidation of business fundamentals for sustainable growth in top line & bottom line.
Driven by targets and inspired by challenges, constantly seek opportunities in cost reduction and growth organically and inorganically.
Excellent planning, organization & people management skills and ability to set new benchmarks in performance.

Contacts:+9613138958, ghobeika00@yahoo.com

Experience

General Manager

Wooden Bakery

August 2013 - Present

• Set and Execute business plan and growth strategies to deliver targeted results in revenue, profitability, market share and brand presence
• Spearhead all round operations to meet production and sales targets, while establishing world class manufacturing practices and highly productive HR pool to emerge as a major player in the industry
• Formulate and implement functional policies and procedures across different functions, and ensure strict compliance
• Implement Management Systems ,setup standards, KPIs and APOs with accountability in plant operations, sales & marketing, technical (QA / QC), supply chain, etc.
• Analyze market and competition, and strategize marketing plans to build brand and address various market & customer segments
• Implement Organization Excellence practices and support key decisions on changes
• Managing staffing and succession planning to develop and manage talent pipeline across functions
• Plan for new lines, products or stores, and partnerships to support the business expansion, in line with sales growth plan
• Report & present to the Board of Directors the operations achievements and future growth projections on monthly basis
• Plan Capex & Opex, administer & manage budgets and working capital as part of P&L responsibility
• Coach senior functional managers and plan for their career development including succession planning

Key Achievements
• Improved the Year on Year profits by 18% in 2015 and 26% in 2016
• Improved management system to coop with international expansion and holding structures
• Established and enforced corporate governance for the business
• Negotiated and secured international expansion contracts
• Set and implemented 5 years strategic business plan and yearly business plan
• Built manuals, contracts and SOPs to secure professional franchising process
• Increased number of outlets from 23 to 39 in Lebanon and opened 18 new store in store outlets

Skills

Management
Negotiation
Manufacturing
Business Strategy
Operations Management
Business Development
Strategy
Lean Manufacturing
Team Leadership
Leadership
Entrepreneurship
Franchising
Business Planning
Contract Negotiation
Supply Chain Management
Sales Management
Product Development
Change Management
Team Management
Team Building
Continuous Improvement
New Business Development
Budgets
Mergers & Acquisitions
Procurement
5S
Project Management
Customer Service
Packaging
Logistics
International Sales
Supply Chain
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Management Consulting
Recycling
Production Planning
Waste Management
Process Engineering
Marketing
Contract Management
Marketing Strategy
Commercial Litigation
Large Deals

Industries

Waste Management

Activities