Head of Food

  • Product Development
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • £Negotiable
  • W6404
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The Company

This exciting and passionate food and drink brand are growing fast. To help them achieve their ambitions, they are now seeking a talented head of food on a contract basis to deliver the food innovations strategy and lead the food team.

The Role

Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be responsible for implementing the food strategy and creating a framework in order to review and plan product ranges from ideation to launch. You will guide the food team to build NPD briefs for your key suppliers, taking into account consumer and category insights, commercials and seasonality to ensure the launch of products consumers will love.

You will also manage a small quality team, providing motivation, guidance and encouraging them to champion brand standards. You'll also communicate across the wider business, defining targets, guiding commercial viewpoints and embedding key merchandising tools to drive sales.

The Person

This role requires an enthusiastic foodie 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 in order to delight consumers.

We’re looking for outstanding senior candidates who have experience within strategic innovation management roles in QSR, casual dining, food manufacturing or food retail sector (ideally a combination of these) where you have led a team that has excelled in a competitive market place.

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.

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

Ref: W6404

Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.