Emmanuel A.

Business Development | Operations | Retail | Restaurants

France
EN, FR

Your BtoC business has had many successes and experienced excellent profitability; today it is faced with new challenges, digitization, evolution of consumers and teams, acceleration of growth in Fran...see more

  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail & Ecommerce

400

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

CEO / General Manager - Retail, B2C, Restaurant

Retail / Restaurant
2 years
Current position
Nov 2020 - Present
Currently looking for opportunities to turn around and grow a retail brand in France (franchise & company-owned), I am amazed and inspired by the digital revolution, yet cautious about ...see more

Board Member & Senior Advisor

Various start-ups
2 years
Current position
Jul 2020 - Present
- Board member: LUCIBEL (July 2020-July 2121), innovative French group that designs and manufactures new-generation solutions based on LED technology (LIFI, light therapy, etc). - Advis...see more

President Pizza Hut France (restaurant & delivery)

AmRest
2 years
Jan 2017 - Jul 2019
Turnaround of the company (70M€ sales, 200 employees, 11 equity stores, 115 franchisee stores): from €-3.5M EBITDA to green - Digital turn-around: new ecommerce site (conversion rate x ...see more

General Manager, La Tagliatella France (Fine dining Restaurants)

AmRest
3 years
Mar 2016 - Jun 2019
8M€ sales, 10 restaurants (5 franchisees), 100 employees - Turn-around of the two French subsidiaries (company-owned and franchisee) - Repositioning of concept: offer, products, operati...see more

General Manager France, Belgium, French Switzerland / OOH & restaurant / Franchise network

Subway France Belgium French speaking Switzerland
4 years
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
FRANCE : 500+ restaurants, sales over €200 M Role: - Manage & coordinate HQ and local OPS teams : Development Agents and franchisees - Organize store development strategy - brand positi...see more

Consultant, innovation & retail

indépendant
8 months
Mar 2011 - Nov 2011
- Pitch of innovative start-ups to major retail accounts - Audits of innovation strategies : « connected stores » & social networks

Regional Director / home furnishing B2C market / company owned network

Hygena
1 year
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Hygena Cuisines (kitchen furniture & home appliances, 150 stores, 200 M€ sales, Nobia group) In charge of creating the greater Paris region in a complex environment: drop of national sa...see more

Area Manager / home furnishing B2C market / company-owned network

Hygena
1 year
Sep 2007 - Nov 2008
Hygena Cuisines (kitchen furniture & home appliances, 150 stores, 200 M€ sales, Nobia group) - 10 stores & team of 35 - 2008 sales of 10 €M - Successful opening of two news stores, incl...see more

Store Director / Home inhancement business / integrated network

Conforama
2 years
Feb 2004 - Mar 2006
CONFORAMA (home furnishing, 250 stores, 3.2 B€ sales, PPR Group) Turn-around of the store of Chartres (34,000+ sq ft): inefficient management team, worst shrinkage rate of the group, st...see more

Advisor to the founder

Be Good (healthy fast-food restaurant start-up)
3 years
Apr 2001 - Dec 2003
Business plan evaluation and launch of the restaurants Break-even reached after six months, new outlets opened in 2006 and 2007, 1rst franchise opened in 2009 in Switzerland, company so...see more

Regional Director

SONAB
2 years
Nov 1998 - Sep 2000
SONAB (Leading French distributor of jewellery in the Galeries Lafayette department stores, 50M€ sales, 130 shop-in-shops) Regional Director (Paris & London) Member of the Board of Dire...see more

National motorway sales representative

ESSO
2 years
Aug 1996 - Sep 1998
In charge of the shop commercial policy for all motorway gas stations in France (job creation) - Design and Implementation of the annual commercial policy (69 shops) - Operational fol...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail & Ecommerce