Food Buying and Development Manager

Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Pilsley, Derbyshire
Competitive salary plus benefits
05 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Food Buying and Development Manager
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop

Do you have experience of food buying for farm shops?  If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join our award winning farm shop team where you can really make a difference in enhancing our product range and quality. We pride ourselves on our estate ‘in-house’ produced fresh food ranges, and from sourcing locally, with provenance, quality and product presentation at the heart of everything we do here at Chatsworth.

As the Food Buyer you will manage all buying, own label product development, contracts and the supply chain, working in partnership with the Farm Shop General Manager to maximise the sales and profit generated through trading activities.

You will take ownership for developing the food range in the farm shop, sourcing the best local food and drink products – having a real talent for spotting or creating great tasting products that our customers will enjoy.  At the same time you will need to be commercially astute, developing and managing a profitable range and to deliver on a number of financial and operational KPIs. 

You must be highly numerate, organized and disciplined, skillful at negotiating and knowledgeable about design, packaging and food legislation.  

If you have a detailed knowledge of food development, ingredients and food purchasing, then this role is absolutely the right role for you!

Ideally, you should be educated to degree level or similar in food technology/science or have the relevant experience in food procurement and own label or fresh food/catering product development.

To apply please email your C.V. showing current benefits package by email.    A full job description can be found on the Chatsworth House website. 

Closing date: 17th June 2019
Interviews: to be held w/c 24th June 2019

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