Head of Food
We are currently looking for a passionate and energetic Head of Food to lead us through new times of innovation within Greencore.????
Managing multiple sites, you will have overall responsibility to set our food strategy and lead the Product Development teams to create customer and category specific product development plans whilst ensuring we have a competitive edge in the market.??????
This role will require long term strategic thinking partnering with our customers whilst leading the development of project pipelines and managing the individual project launches.????
As Head of Food , you will need to ensure that you have sufficient resources in place at all times to enable you, and your team, to achieve against plan by coaching and developing the team to ensure they are focused, always engaged and striving to the highest of standards .???
You will?? also??need a combination of strong creative problem-solving skills, an understanding of consumer drivers in our product categories, team management, cross-functional communication and an overall passion for food.????
You will manage and contribute to the effective operation of our Commercial teams to ensure all activities are aligned together in one set strategy????
A key focus of the role will be around developing and delivering innovation and product development plans, for each category/business area, to ensure that customers are actively engaged, from concept to launch, in a professional and reliable process??
Proven experience in Product Development at a senior leadership level working with manufacturing leadership teams
Leadership and development of a multi-site and multi-functional team
?? ?? ?? Background of working in food retail or food manufacturing would be?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??advantageous
?? ?? ?? Breadth and depth of commercial and financial awareness to develop?? ?? ?? ?? and deploy the business team???s food strategy profitably??
About the company
Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn???t stop at being the world???s largest sandwich producer, we???re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.??
We value our people and we expect our people to work the Greencore Way (check out our LinkedIn page or https://www.greencore.com/about-us/the-greencore-way for more information on this)??