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Business Development Controller - chilled, brand and PL, critical SMT level role.

Food Industry Associates
Yorkshire / Lincolnshire
Up to £75,000 + 10% bonus + benefits.
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales
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Job Details

We're looking for a driven New Business Controller to join our client, a privately owned, growing SME food business.

The business has grown strongly over the recent past because of a growing customer base, innovation to drive further free from / vegan lines, and increased sales of their brands.

With a firm presence already established in each grocery retailer, as well as discounters and convenience, this role will implement and lead growth strategy to achieve further growth, supported heavily by innovation.

Responsible for leading a small team and reporting directly to the board, this is a newly created and critical role within the companies’ structure. 

In order to be considered for the role, it’s essential applicants demonstrate success whilst operating within fast-paced chilled manufacturing environments.  Current or very recent success with the grocery multiples is also essential, whist exposure and success across additional customer channels will further support your application.

With significant plans for the business over the course of 2021 and 2022, the successful candidate will naturally be ambitious, driven and looking for an opportunity to ‘step up’ and across into a role where you will be fully exposed, but given an opportunity to take full ownership of and accountability for the future performance of the business, and enhance your experience and personal reputation along the way.

We are looking to move swiftly on this particular assignment, with registered interest preferred before the Monday 24th May 2021.  Applications after this date will of course still be considered.


For over a decade now, Food Industry Associates Ltd have proven to be a recruiter of choice for ambitious SME food and beverage manufacturers across the UK.  We don't recruit for the big corporates by choice.  Instead, we choose to work with companies with personality, entrepreneurial flare (not process), looking to disrupt the market with cutting edge innovation to provide consumers with better, healthier choices.

Are you an early stage start-up struggling to find the right solution to help you gain your fist listings in a specific customer channel before you can raise the budget to employ somebody on a permanent basis?  Maybe you know you need to source a commercial leader but aren't 100% clear in what format, or how to adequately incentivise somebody from a much larger business to join your mission?  Come speak to us.

If you're a more established business looking to bring fresh talent on board to drive ambitious sales targets, source a creative innovator to help you drive in to new extended categories, or looking to strengthen in marketing / category terms, again, come speak to us.

We've a proven record in recruiting talent for an array of businesses, helping them source commercial talent to help them achieve their goals.  From early stage sales talent through to equity-incentivised leadership roles, we've proven time and time again to find the right people for our clients at the first attempt.  

How are we different to most of our competitors?  Unlike most, we don't have as diverse a portfolio of clients we work with.  However all those we do work with continuously come back to us whenever they next have another need.  In our opinion successful recruitment is achieved when two businesses truly 'partner' and collaborate together.  In our opinion the better we know you, the better we understand all the extra elements aside from simple skillset and experience to ensure the right 'fit' is identified at the first attempt.  In our opinion, this is recruitment, done properly.

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0113 3572245
Food Industry Associates Ltd
Airebank House
United Kingdom
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