Head of Foodservice

Location
Dorset
Salary
£60000 - £67000 per annum + Car & Bonus
Posted
09 Oct 2017
Closes
06 Nov 2017
Ref
VA001882
Contact
Richard Bowen
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


A premium food company with exceptional product is seeking a head of foodservice to drive the channel. This role will be responsible for formulating a clear channel strategy, executing it and developing a team. It will be based 3 days a week in Dorset / Somerset.



Key responsibilities:
  • Develop key customers within the wholesale, fine food & end user channels
  • Develop annual sales & margin channel plans
  • Develop a customer growth plan converting NPD & own label, prising, promotions & marketing support.
  • Devise compelling category rationales around key products.
  • Support brand team to deliver branded innovation
  • Recruit, train and develop new team members as applicable




Previous experience in the foodservice channel is essential. As this role will be building a channel & team (current customers in place however), a high level of business acumen, development & strategy experience is required. A broad knowledge of the customer base including wholesale, end-user / HORECA experience is required.

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