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Area Manager - Pidapipó Gelato

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Job Title: Area Manager - Pidapipó Gelato
Job Type: Permanent
Expertise: Management
Salary: Circa $90,000
Reference: 407820
Job Published: 03 Sep 2020
Closing Date: 01 Oct 2020

Job Description

Client Profile  
After studying at the world’s premiere gelato University in Italy, Founder Lisa Valmorbida created a business with her brother Jamie, opening a temporary concept store in Carlton. Now with three stores open in Victoria, Pidapipó’s continued expansion is fuelled by cult-like support from its loyal customer base. 

Pidapipó is named after a traditional Italian game Lisa and Jamie played with their Nonno when they were growing up. Lisa imports Italian equipment, collaborates with artists and designers for the fit-out, sources the best producers of milk, nuts, fruit, honey, and chocolate, and discovers that Melbourne is as crazy for authentic, artisanal, Italian-style gelato as she is.  

Job Description
As Area Manager, your responsibilities will include:
  • Leadership, performance, and support of the teams across new and existing stores
  • Accountability for business unit financial performance
  • Compliance with all relevant external authorities
  • Successful execution of brand activities and initiatives
  • Driving a cost-conscious and quality-oriented focus
  • Coaching store managers and team members to enhance execution
  • Lead the recruitment and training function across all stores
Candidate profile  
The successful candidate will have:
  • Significant experience working with gelato at the premium end of the market
  • International experience, ideally from Italy but otherwise case dependant relevant to the other aspects of the role
  • Display integrity when fulfilling the role's duties and responsibilities, acting ethically and having appropriate independence while putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests
  • A passion and a strong interest in food and hospitality
  • Collegial communicator with strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with all stakeholders
  • Emotional intelligence as well as self-awareness and self-management
  • The ability to motivate individuals and groups and be able to emphatically manage situations
  • Current working rights in Australia
This role is offering a strong remuneration package comprised of a base salary plus super plus bonus incentives. To learn more about this role, submit your CV or contact Phil Gannon on for a confidential discussion.
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