Position: UK sales director Company: Dr Oetker The job: Franks will drive distribution of the company's Pizza Ristorante brand, which it has just launched in the UK. He will be based in Dr Oetker's newly opened Leeds headquarters and will head the UK sales, marketing, category management, logistics and business teams. He commented: "Dr Oetker's entry into the UK is exciting for the frozen pizza market, currently declining by more than 3% a year, and for myself and my team who have the task of halting the decline. Pizza Ristorante already has distribution in most major multiples and the potential to have the same impact in the UK as it has had in Europe." Background: Franks joined Kraft Frozen Foods as senior national account manager in 1989 before moving to Jus Rol in 1991 as the Asda account controller. He spent six years with Hibernia Foods, responsible for the development and growth of the Tesco account, before joining Sara Lee as retail sales director in 2000. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}

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