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Yanni Kyriakidis

Yanni Kyriakidis

Restaurant Manager

Burger King Corporation

Retail Professional


Burger King Corporation

Restaurant Manager

Started as a staff member, working in the kitchen and tills. Became Supervisor, and soon afterwards Assistant Manager, after completing BK’s Supervisors’ and Management Training.
 Managed day-to-day business along with one more Assistant Manager.
 Managing, coaching and training a team of about 15 people.
 Cash handling of daily operations

Career medium 03
Career medium 03


Franchise network Development Specialist

AB is the second biggest supermarket retailer in Greece. I was responsible for the development of the Franchise Network in Northern Greece, and ultimately growing sales.
Through statistics, financial information, consumer feedback and market analysis I was Identifying, targeting and developing specific markets. I also made sure I maintained knowledge on all competitor strategies. I added an annual turnover of €6-7 million from new contracts, in an adverse economic environment, by attracting new investments for the brand.
 Mapping/monitoring my area of responsibility of about 35,000 sq miles
 Identifying, targeting and developing specific markets.
 Negotiating new contracts for franchised stores.
 Market analysis and creation of individual PL/viability studies.
 Setting, coordinating with other departments and managing new stores’ projects.
 Coaching new franchised stores in order to meet sales expectations.
 Representing the department in main and secondary/local Franchise exhibitions


Mothercare Greece

Area Manager

Both UK brands have been developed in Greece through a partnership for more than 20 years. I was responsible for about 20 points of sale all over northern Greece, dealing with all issues that affected the daily operations of the stores, in order to grow sales and the store network.
Working closely with the store managers, managed to develop excellent teams throughout my area of responsibility.
 Managed and assured that all stores in the region operated within the established budget.
 Monitored and coached daily operations of stores in order to meet sales’ set goals.
 Ensured adequate staffing and maintained a well trained and stable workforce.
 Identification of new sites to develop the brands. Local Market research and analysis.
 Overseeing, organizing and managing all issues of new store openings in my area.
 Monitoring and organizing all seasonal merchandising (sales, holidays, new arrivals etc).
 Performing managers’ reviews.

Career medium 01
Career medium 06

5àSec Hellas, Dry Cleaning

Operations Manager

One of the biggest dry cleaning franchises in Europe. The owner functioned as the local Master Franchisee. I started with managing 4 stores, and reached 13 by 2007 (corporate and franchise). Managing a SME enterprise, meant I dealt with all aspects of HR, suppliers, contractors, training, franchise relations, cash handling issues etc.
 Setting the budgets of the stores
 Ensured adequate staffing of the stores with well trained and stable workforce.
 Identifying new markets to expand.
 Maintain a high level of services in stores.
 Preparing financial, relations and development reports and presenting them to the CEO.


Movenpick UK

Restaurant Manager

Swiss restaurant, positioned on a busy Victoria area street. Large and demanding (about 350 seats). Started as an assistant manager in restaurant section and was later promoted to restaurant and bar manager. We were a team of 5 managers and one GM, effectively running the business.
 Managing a team of 90-100 staff, recruiting, training and rotation responsibilities.
 Cash handling of daily operations
 Dealing with all contractors’ issues
 Handling large bookings and office parties portfolio
 Negotiating prices with bar suppliers.

Career medium 03

University of East London

Economics (BA)