Headquartered in East Kilbride, the Food & Beverage division of Hero Brands currently operates across 4 main brands with the portfolio set to continue to expand over the next 12 months. The most well-known brand is German Doner Kebab (GDK) which has restaurants thriving in the UK, Europe, Middle East and is targeting rapid expansion across numerous new territories.
The UK trading operation is owned and managed by United Brands Ltd, the master franchise holder for GDK in the UK, and has seen significant growth over the years. They have recently opened its 125th restaurant and now employ more than 4,000 people across the UK. The business has recently announced its continued growth plans to open another 30 new restaurants this year in the UK alone, and a greater GDK vision of over 500 sites in the next 10 years.
Having established themselves as one of the most exiting new food brands in the UK, GDK is now looking to take the next step in their growth phase, to take them from 130 restaurants to 500 restaurants in the UK and globally GDK has ambition to grow to >5,000 restaurants globally.
There is a new Senior Management Team in place who firmly believes that growing sales profitably for both GDK and their franchise partners will be key to delivering these targets. To support this, they have identified the need for senior FP&A resource to support them in analysing all aspects of GDK performance and working closely with them to steer the business on this growth plan.
This is the first dedicated FP&A resource for GDK and presents a real opportunity for someone to shape the role and build influence around the business. There is also the potential for an FP&A team to be created in future years.