Greencore Group

Head of Food

Kiveton, Sheffield
01 May 2019
01 Jun 2019
Ms Holly Healey
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

Ensuring that 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. 

Managing and contributing  to the effective operation of our Commercial teams to ensure all activities are aligned together in one set strategy.   

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. 

Acting as the voice of great food within the commercial team ensuring that our principle of great, safe, tasty and nutritious food shapes our strategy and decision making

Package description

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced food manufacturer.

Employing over 11,000 colleagues across 15 manufacturing sites within the UK we supply all of the food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

A little about our NPD team:

Our Prepared Meals division operates across 5 sites where we provide a range of products within  Ready Meals , Quiche and Chilled Soup categories. Our NPD Teams are a key part of making this operation successful.

We are currently seeking a passionate and energetic Head of Food not only to lead our strategy but also the NPD team help drive our customers to become overall market leaders across multiple categories through our passion for food and drive across innovation always ensuring we have a competitive edge in the market.   


Main responsibilities

Proven experience in Product Development at a senior leadership level working within food manufacturing or retailer background

Knowledge of multi-site management.  

Breadth and depth of commercial and financial awareness to develop and deploy the business team’s food strategy profitably. 

Leadership and development of a multi-site and multi-functional team.

Experience and knowledge of  leading the development of project pipelines and managing the individual project launches.

Ideal candidate

  • An opportunity to lead and deliver projects that will shape the future direction of our Prepared Meals sites

  • A position at the core of our strong, passionate and fabulous NPD team, giving you a broad view of how the business operates and working with almost every function across the company;

  • A role where you can challenge and improve our processes to help leave things better than you found them;

  • A role that’s varied and challenging; no day is the same;

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 for more information on this)