Head of Product & Innovation

Recruiter
Daylesford
Location
London or Cotwolds
Salary
Competitive salary plus bonus
Posted
27 Nov 2018
Closes
27 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Head of Product & Innovation

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and creative Head of Product & Innovation to join our Daylesford family.

Competitive salary plus bonus, full time contract, 40 hours per week.

About the role

As our Head of Product & Innovation (NPD) you’ll be instrumental in designing and delivering our food retail strategy within Daylesford stores and online. You will lead high performing teams in Buying, Packaging and Technical, challenging the status quo and constantly striving for new ways of working. You will work in conjunction with Supply Chain to ensure accurate stock control and forecasting. As a leading member of our food development team, you’ll be at the heart of what makes us who we are.

About you

You’ll be a natural foodie with passion and understanding of organic food production. A trendsetter with solid commercial acumen, you’ll champion new food trends within Daylesford as an industry leader. With your deep understanding of seasonality, you’ll ensure exceptional food quality within our stores all year round. You’ll share our values of clean living and sustainable farming. Experience from a leading product development role in a similar business is essential.

Main responsibilities

  • To define, own and deliver the food retail & packaging strategy for Daylesford
  • To deliver the food retail sales and margin versus budget
  • To proactively manage key suppliers in line with agreed KPIs
  • To champion product knowledge across the business
  • To be commercially astute of rising food trends
  • To ensure maintenance of merchandising and planograms for retail spaces

We Offer

  • Competitive salary plus bonus scheme
  • Training and development to advance your career
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • 50% staff lunch discount (at local store)
  • 30% company discount
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Subsidised private medical insurance

If you would like to be part of our truly unique business – we would love to hear from you. Please send us your CV and cover letter

Please note: As part of our recruitment process, we will use and store your personal data securely for up to 6 months from the date of application. If you would like to update or remove your CV or other personal details from our records, please go to our careers page for contact details

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