Location: Cheltenham Salary: £65k - 70k per year + Bens & Package
Sector: Hospitality Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: David Boal

Head of Group Innovation

Coffee & Fresh Food Retail

We are looking to talk to senior Head of Innovation /  New Product Development professionals for a key role with one of our long standing and trusted clients. You will be building and developing a group innovation strategy to deliver market leading food and beverage products and packaging solutions for each brand within the group.

We are looking for someone to lead the creative process for product development and work with the brand managers and develop the business and product strategy going forward

You will be a true ambassador and uphold the brand and ensure they are market innovators in food, beverages and packaging into their stores

You will be expected to evaluate food trends which support the business vision and customer strategy – This business want to be trail blazers; not followers! You will be amongst the leaders of this expanding brand and have involvement in influencing business direction whilst providing leadership and inspirational engagement of your new product development team


To be considered for this pivotal role..

You will ideally be educated to degree level (or equivalent) qualifications and a track record of achievement at senior leadership/management level in a fast-paced, food business

It will be important to be able to demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for the food hospitality industry

Have extensive experience in product development and able to demonstrate a track record of achievement in this area in a large company

Have a track record within a similar role and ability to manage multiple, complex projects to tight deadlines and budgets

Proven track record of successful product launches, with respect to product, packaging, technical, commercial and operational considerations

Extensive food or related production experience at a senior level and with short shelf life product experience

You must have managed teams of managers and be able to demonstrate people development success in a prior role

Come with strong financial and analytical skills, combined with an understanding of category management and sales performance in relation to NPD


Why Apply?

Simple, this brand are expanding and have a great name for providing a fantastic product in a great environment.

There is an attractive package available for the right person and you will be working with one of the most passionate senior teams within the business.