Head of Food

Blue Spark
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
21 Jan 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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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 food pioneer who can create, drive and deliver the food innovations strategy.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the direction of food, strategically creating a framework in order to review and plan product range from ideation to launch. You will guide the food team to create product development briefs for seasonal launches, utilizing commercial insights to guarantee success.

You will manage the quality team, providing motivation, guidance and opportunities, whilst also encouraging them to champion quality and consistency. You’ll also communicate across the wider business, defining targets, guiding commercial viewpoints and embedding key merchandising tools to drive sales. You’ll strive to create the voice of food, embedding support and strengthening brand values, all to contribute to the continued growth of the business.

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) 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 food company then this could be the career defining position you’ve been waiting for. Apply now or call us on 0845 2600 737 to find out more

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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.

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.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom

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