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Gosselk - Baker - London, UK

Nikolaus Gosselk

London, UK



  • Full time
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Master Baker and Pastry Chef

Work History

Turnover in SR

Five Star Supermarket Retailer

September 2011 - October 2012

in Jeddah, K.S.A. with three Supermarkets with a total Turnover in SR 144M annually, 20 % of the Turnover generated form Bakery & Pastry.

Position: Production Manager - Head of Food, Bakery & Pastry with Product Development
Report to: Managing Director
Reports: 65Employees
Products: European Healthy Bread and Rolls, Pizza; a new line of Cakes and Cake Slices; Chocolate Artwork and Petit Fours

Key contributions:
* Reorganise the production for effective cost controlled procedure, new product development, product training, quality control with HACCP standard implementation and an increase of productivity by 45 %
* Product training for all different product departments; new product development for healthy Bread & Rolls: reduces Cholesterol, Diabetic suitable, Multi-Cereal. New kind of Desserts, Cakes and Sliced Cakes
* Production of Bread & Rolls on Rondo Line and König Line
* 65 Employee with three production sights for Bakery and Pastry production, special Arabic Bread, Fresh made Pizza, Healthy Bread Innovations. New kind of Petit Fours, Wedding Cakes, Speciality Cakes and Cake Slices
Reason for Change: New Challenge with La Rose Noire

Technical Field Product Manager

LE Pritchitts Food

September 2007 - July 2011

Bromley, Kent, England 09/2007-07/2011

Company: Pritchitts is a manufacture of Long Life Dairy Creams, Milk, Cream alternatives, Non - Dairy Cream, Mini Pots, Milk Powders and Bakery Ingredients. Sales Budget: £ 75M annually turnover, £ 12 M generated in Export.
Position: Technical Field Product Manager
Report to: Senior Technical Field Product Manager
Reports: 5 Employees
Products: Dairy Cream, Dairy Alternative, Non - Dairy Cream, Mini Pots, Milk Powder and Bakery Ingredients

New Product development with R & D; UHT Dairy - Bakery products, bring to International and UK market. Increase the product range with five new product innovations with additional turnover increase of 8 % annually.
Key contributions:
* Product Training and Presentation for Sales Managers, Key Account Managers, Distributors and finale customers
* Launch new developed Products like Creative Base, Chefs Taste, Estel, Pritchitts Cooking Cream to market for Airline Catering, Foodservice, Bakery and Pastry manufactures in the UK and Europe, Middle East and Asia
* NPD Manager for new product developments on Tetra Pak Machines
* Assisting Marketing and Sales with Technical details about the products; support Quality Control with implementation for new quality standards and working methods
Reason for Change: New Challenge with Manuel Market in K.S.A.

Sales Product Manager - Export

Martin Braun KG

December 1997 - August 2007

Hannover, Germany 12/1997-08/2007
Company: Martin Braun, a producer for convenience products for Baking Ingredients for Bakery, Pastry, Foodservice and Industry. Products like Flavours, Flavouring Compounds, Cake Mixes, all kind of Fillings, Bread Mixes and Bread Improvers, generating a sales budget € 95M annually turnover, € 25M in Export.

Position: Sales Product Manager - Export
Reported to: Export Manager
Reports: 0
Products: Flavours, Flavouring Compounds, Cakes Mixes, all kind of Filling, Bread Mixes, Bread Improvers, Chocolate, Chocolate Decoration and Ingredients

Sales Product Manager for Baking Ingredients and convenience products for Export markets in Europe, Middle East, USA. A product range of 220, turnover increase by 7 - 8 % per annum.
Key contributions:
* Assisted in the process of increasing the business gross profit by 5 - 8% per annum
* In charge of approximately 25 Distributors in Europe, Middle East, USA and Asia
* Product Training and Presentation for Sales Managers, Key Account Managers, Distributors and finale customers
* Represent the company in National and International Exhibitions and Market research for new markets like Bulgaria, Croatia, Iran and India
Reason for Change: New Challenge with Pritchitts Food

Bakery & Pastry Hoffmann

Company: Semi Industrial Bakery and Pastry Production for typical local Rolls on König Line and Brezel Line, special local Bread. Special Cakes and Pastries with Chocolate Artwork. 25 Outlets Shops in Hamburg with € 2.5M annually turnover.

Position: Production Manager
Reported to: Managing Director (Owner)
Reports: 70 Employees

Focused on 35 top selling products; improved the capitalisation on the König Line and Brezel Line. Reduced the overhead and energy cost by 35 %. Turnover increase by 5 % per annum.
Key contributions:
* Two shift production with better capitalisation on the machines
* Product improvements through recipe changes for improved taste and longer freshness
* Developed new Bake Off concept for Shop-Outlets, for freshly baked rolls

Qualifications & Certifications

Handwerkskammer Hamburg, Germany

Food Processing

Handwerkskammer Hamburg

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