CEO | Fresh Produce | Malaysia

£120000 - £130000 per annum + + equity and package to attract the best
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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CEO | Fresh Produce | Malaysia
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to grow a business ready for sale in ~5 years' time? Equity is available for the right candidate and the potential for a big payday at the end of your adventure in Malaysia.

Picture this.

You're sitting in your apartment overlooking the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

The year is 2028.

You get the call to confirm that the business that you have been running for the past five years has just been sold. At this point, you own 10% of the company and the business has just been sold for £150m.

It's taken a lot of blood, sweat (a lot of sweat - the mercury touches 40 degrees on a regular basis) and effort to get here. You've grown the business and opened new growing and production facilities across Thailand and Singapore. You've expanded the customer base across SE Asia and led the team through this change. But, now it's all paying off - quite literally. You'll need to continue in your role for the next two years as part of the sale agreement, but you can live with that.

You've earnt this moment and you've got some exciting plans for the money you're about to come into.

Over the last 5 years, day-to-day, you've lived and breathed the business. You've got hands-on with the growing of a variety of salads, fruit and vegetables and led the team to develop growing methods to be streets ahead of the competition. You've sold those products to supermarkets across SE Asia to deliver sustainable, profitable sales, taking the business from ~£20m in sales to £40m turnover and growing. You've built new glasshouses for production and developed the team to deal with the increased scale and reach of the business. You've bought the business into the 21st century from a marketing and branding perspective and added extra automation to make the business as efficient as possible.

If you can commit to living in Kuala Lumpur for the next ~5-8 years and think you have what it takes to earn shares in this exciting business and see their growth plans become a reality, we'd be keen to speak to you.

If you would like to be considered, please apply below. Don't worry if you don't have an up-to-date CV, just send what you have and we can take things from there. If you'd like to discuss this, please contact me, Tom, on 01780 480 530 or


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business; 

• Commercial


• Operations

• Technical

• Growing

• Agronomy

• Engineering

• Finance

• HR, Admin & IT

• Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.

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Cherryholt Road
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