Food Visionary Plant-Based Passionista Wanted - Divisional MD

Location: South East / nr. London
To £200,000 + exceptional bens, bonus, stock options

Our client leads a $multi-billion food category commanding a magnificent reputation built on unrivaled quality and reliability. It’s no surprise they sit firmly at the top of the table when it comes to consumer ‘Superbrands’.

The main Board has identified significant expansion opportunities beyond their current legacy of successes, now set on winning ‘the race to the top’ of plant-based food in response to global demand for sustainable, good to the planet, future food manufacturing.

Having embarked on a transformational journey, created a £ multi-million plant-based, pan European brand overnight, ambition for the newly created division remains excitingly untapped.

It’s clear we are talking about an exceptional employer to work for right now and what is required is a formidable Food Visionary to add their inspirational top team leadership.

For our client, combined food technology with sustainability is no longer opportunism, it is all about building a strategic and well-thought-out plan to lead the category and win consumers' hearts and minds the world over.

This will involve setting a new direction towards long-term growth in the largely unchartered territory where the company’s international distribution footprint is the envy of the competition.

You will lead a sizable multi-functional team in the deployment of the 're-start’ business plan, identifying key innovation wins led by latest science, technology, and investment in new food consumer trends. You will be completely comfortable at managing the complexities of R&D and marketing NPD, knowing the right amount of resource and attention required internally. Existing internal relationships with the European-wide salesforce will be transformed into a large-scale enterprise through your inspiring passion for the category.

We are looking for a serious heavyweight C-suite CMO/ General Manager professional whose track record in large-scale FMCG enterprise is truly remarkable, having led breakthrough new product development to market with sizeable teams. Someone who has a strong voice both as a visionary internally as well as with Board stakeholders.

This role will only suit someone with an extensive portfolio of food and drink innovation successes, preferably credentials in plant-based, who considers themselves a true entrepreneur with brilliant ideas and who believes, with scaled distribution muscle in multiple territories, they can achieve anything.

We are looking for a pioneer with strong strategic and executional capability AND who has a conscience about our planet’s ecological issues right now. This is a unique opportunity to get noticed for your expertise and your passion for sustainability. Your career decision now is more about ‘purpose’ than simply career move and will be entirely complementary to an organisation’s values that has started its global journey. 

Please let me know who you are, I am excited to meet you and I can promise you an unrivaled career-changing move that will set you up perfectly in your own ambitious way!

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