Managing Director

Wine Connection| Date Posted: 6-Aug-2019
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Top Management
Job Category:
Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

Managing Director

(Singapore & Malaysia)


Wine Connection is seeking a Managing Director to lead their range of F&B & Retail concepts for greater expansion, market share and exposure in Singapore and Malaysia.

Main Portfolio:

  • Reports directly to Group CEO and Managing Partner.
  • Responsible for the overall management of  9 restaurants, 16 Wine outlets in Singapore as well as 4 Wine outlets and 1 Wine Bar in Kuala Lumpur
  • Lead and manage a sizeable team (9 direct reports / 300 employees)
  • Full operational and strategic responsibility for Singapore and Malaysia
  • Provide strong leadership and direction in establishing a culture which is customer focused and operationally excellent.
  • Developing strong and effective working relationships with suppliers and landlords.
  • Implementing the right policies and procedures in place is paramount.
  • Being a strong team player and strategic leader while working closely with the board of directors to develop and implement a viable and ambitious business plan.
  • Crucial to have a strong awareness of the competitive F&B, Retail and E-Commerce environment.
  • Business acumen to identify opportunities for growth, ensuring top / bottom line budget by bridging the links with cross functional department.
  • Derive both offline and online sales by driving traffic to outlet and E-commerce platform.


Basic Competencies

  • Should possess at least 10 years of relevant working experience, ideally gained in a high quality multi-site food and beverage, retail or consumer service industry.
  • A proven track record in operational and leadership capability, possess an entrepreneurial spirit and is a driver of change.
  • Energetic personality, coupled with strong interpersonal and communication skills to work well with all levels of staffs.
  • Self-motivated, 'hands-on' and possess a strong desire to grow and assist the company to grow in the right direction.
  • Experience working oversees especially in ASEAN countries would be highly advantageous.
  • Has a fair understanding of the Wine industry (sourcing, import/export, retail etc.)


Wine Connection Pte Ltd

Founded in 1998, Wine Connection has developed expertise in offering affordable, high quality and exclusive wines from around the world through its chain of restaurants and retail outlets.

Operating more than 80 Wine Stores and Restaurants in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea, the business has a mission of making wine drinking democratic and non-intimidating through affordable pricing and convenience of purchase.

The restaurants offer a casual dining experience, focusing on wine paired with causal European cuisine in an inviting ambience and friendly service.

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Wine Connection