Head of Food

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Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
10 Oct 2017
Closes
07 Nov 2017
Ref
Y5449
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

A great business who continually aim to make a big impact with their discerning customers are now going through exciting new changes and challenges.  To help them achieve their ambitions, they are now seeking a talented food pioneer who can create, drive and deliver the food innovations strategy.

The Role

As the Head of Food you’ll be instrumental in creating, implementing and managing the food innovation strategy, leading from the ground up to drive presence in the market place. You will use your hands-on leadership skills as well as your industry knowledge and expertise to drive rationale for the strategic direction of food development. Inspired by new food and consumer trends, you’ll work tirelessly to achieve commercial growth whilst developing new ranges that embody seasonal trends and a plethora of diverse customer tastes.

Taking ownership of development from concept to launch, you will encourage cross-functional teams to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and contribute to the success of artisan products with a focus on innovation as well as quality and efficiency. You’ll also play a major role in supplier strategy, ensuring every aspect of the product offering matches the company’s passion and authenticity down to the last crumb. In addition you will lead your team to success by providing motivation, guidance and opportunities for development whilst ensuring the team structure is robust enough for the company's ambitious growth plans.

The Person

We are looking for a visionary innovations extraordinaire with a proven track record of delivering NPD strategy from concept to launch. You will have an exceptional understanding of food trends, ingredients, seasonality and range planning in order to really influence the direction of this business. Brimming with ideas and inspiration you’ll have experience in bringing products to market that have pushed the boundaries and really drive the business forward.

You’ll be a proven and motivational leader who can inspire and instil confidence at all levels.  Your project and people management skills will be second to none, and excellent organisation and influencing abilities are essential in order to achieve and exceed brand goals.  Ideally, you will have worked in a similar position within food manufacturing and can utilise your wealth of experience in this fast paced role.

If you have an infectious enthusiasm for food innovation and are ready to make a difference with this enterprising food company then this could be the career defining position you’ve been waiting for. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more

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