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Head of Sustainable Food and Packaging | Food & Grocery Insight

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21 May 2021
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Head of Sustainable Food and Packaging | Food & Grocery Insight
Salary - £Competitive
Are you an experienced environmental professional with experience in delivering climate change and sustainability objectives? Do you have experience in the food/FMCG/grocery sector? If so we want to hear from you

About Our Client
Our client makes a real difference to the world. They work closely with their clients to develop marketing and commercial insight. The food and grocery sectors trust their insights and data, as well as utilising them for bespoke products to better serve commercial strategies. They offer consultancy services to help develop teams, business skills, supply chain, overcome commercial challenges and have a positive impact on business performance. Their solutions are data and insight-led, with a focus on facts and figures. They have numerous revenue streams are work with the industry to address economic, social and environmental issues.

About the Role
This role is all about maximising social impact through food sustainability and packaging programmes. You will utilise and build upon your network of relevant contacts across industry, academia, government and not for profit organisations to inform and drive the impact of the food sustainability programmes that you and your team create. Along with internal stakeholders, you will shape the long-term sustainability strategy. You will oversee and review relevant reports, toolkits and online content to ensure consistency. You will lead and develop a cross-functional team to deliver KPI's and business strategies. You will immerse yourself in relevant topics and maintain in-depth knowledge of the latest trends in the sector and bring that knowledge to your team, the wider business and external stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track record of driving food and packaging sustainability strategy and projects. You will have experience in the UK food and consumer goods sector and be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the associated supply chains and the opportunities to affect sustainability within them. You will ideally hold a masters degree in a relevant area. You will have a track record of managing teams to deliver projects with changing priority levels and be able to work to tight deadlines. You will be a real influencer and be and to engage and network with a variety of external bodies.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have a background in sustainability and the food sector. You will need to be a proven leader and influencer. You will have a strong network with the sustainability world and be comfortable networking further with different bodies.

Application Process
The successful applicant will move through a two-stage interview process. The process will include psychometric profiling and a presentation. This process can take time to complete.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply below. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail ahead of submitting your application, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM13361


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Graduates and Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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