Head of Innovation

Location
North West England
Salary
Competitive SMT level salary with great bonus plus car / car allowance and benefits
Posted
18 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jul 2019
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Food Industry Associates are delighted to be selected to help this new client further strengthen their senior management team with the appointment of a newly created ‘Head of Innovation’ opportunity.

A business truly leading from the front when it comes to creating healthy, free-from, natural food and beverage ranges, their products have enjoyed significant uplift in sales over the last 18 months.

Cutting-edge innovation has seen them successfully drive in to extended category ranges over the last 12 months, adding to an already on-trend portfolio aiming to drive right at the heart of the ‘food to go’ space.

Indeed, it is as a direct result of the success of one of these new category offerings that they’re now looking to appoint a new Head of Innovation to spearhead and deliver an ambitious £multi-million innovation pipeline. 

Operating as part of the senior management team, as Head of Innovation you will lead a team to deliver ‘first to market’ nutritional solutions and deliver the companies’ health agenda across all customer channels, with a heavy bias towards the grocery retailers.

Borderline obsessed with all the latest food trends, you will inspire and develop your team to operate in a creative and entrepreneurial manner to push the boundaries and create true ‘first to market’ innovation.  Make no mistake, this role is ideal for a passionate ‘foodie’ for whom health and wellness is high on their own personal agenda.

With a significant budget to support an ambitious growth plan, this role presents an ideal platform for experienced innovation / NPD Managers looking to take full ownership of the companies health agenda, inspire and grow your team, act as the customer facing hero with all major relationships and push your career on to the next level again in turn.

Interested parties should contact Rob Hawes, Director at Food Industry Associates via the details below for a confidential chat.

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