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Put your energy and capability towards a mission you truly believe in, and play a role in making challenger brands mighty.

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A mission that inspires us

We empower the brands of tomorrow to thrive

Our team bring a diverse mix of experiences, backgrounds and specialisms, but we share a passion to make challenger brands mighty. From running Community events, to managing logistics for our brands, to finding our brands the best talent in the industry, we each play a focused role that collectively delivers on our mission.

As our impact grows, so too do our people. We are proud to provide an environment that prioritises personal and professional development.

We are constantly growing and always looking for new talent, so get in touch if you would like to join us.

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shared values

We live and breath our values

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hear from our team

We share an excitement for what we do

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Jake
Growth

"I spend my weeks meeting passionate brand owners and founders, and I love helping them think through their challenges to growth."

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Chris E
Talent

"Every day I wake up excited to work with brilliant people. Our culture puts people first and it's great to have the Community feel like an extension of our team."

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Krystal
Community

"I love being part of a team that is committed to helping challenger brands disrupt the market and make a difference."

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Emma
Supply Chain

"The team is so supportive of one another, and there's a real sense that we are all contributing to something big."

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Our Perks

We offer more than just a place to work

Food & Drink

We live and breath (and eat and drink) our brands. We are lucky to be regularly sent samples from our brands, and are often asked to give feedback on their latest products.

Wellness

From yoga and five-a-side football, to office fruit and our library, we promote physical and mental health wellness through a range of team activities and support.

Learning & Development

We don’t just train the brands we work with, but extend our education to our team members as well, and help guide your career direction.

Work-life Balance

We believe that greatness is only achieved when we are each individually well rested and nurtured. We work hard, but take time for ourselves.

Flexible Working

We provide autonomy and flexibility when getting the job done. On average we each spend over one day a week working remotely to get that well needed head-space.

Team Structure

Our teams are specialised, but we collaborate daily

Community & Growth

Event organisers, community managers and growth advisors.

The energy in engaging and supporting our Community members and event activities.

Brand & Marketing​

Designers, content creators and digital marketeers.

Helping to make Young Foodies famous in our industry.

Business Operations​

Finance, software developers and legal professionals. 

Ensuring our business is run in a robust and scalable way.

People & Recruitment​

Recruiters, L&D trainers and HR professionals.

Passionate about helping our industry attract and build the best-in-class teams.

Supply Chain & Product​

Operations, logistics, planning and technical professionals.

Delivering leading outsourced services and consulting projects to our brands.

Investment & M&A

Investment advisors and M&A analysts.

Building relationships with investors, and supporting brands through investment activities.

Sales & Commercial​

Commercial managers and field compliance operators.

Delivering commercial advice and services to drive top-line growth.

Current openings

Join the team

Below are roles we are currently hiring for, including details on how to apply for each.

In April 2020, Young Foodies launched their first shopper e-commerce platform, Mighty Small, dubbed “The Supermarket of Small brands”. We’ve had a successful first year trading and are growing the business to reach more DTC and B2B customers across the UK. 

Key to accelerating this business is the appointment of an eCommerce Manager to be responsible for all day-to-day elements of our e-commerce platform and ecosystem, alongside managing some key B2B partnerships.

Working closely with the Commercial Director, this person must be able to utilise all available levers to run and scale Mighty Small, from acquisition and retention of DTC customers, to exploring new tech-based B2B partnerships. You will be responsible for building plans to achieve and deliver growth, coordination of marketing budgets and resources, working closely with operations and supply chain partners, and delivery of all e-commerce elements to drive performance. 

This new role is ideal for someone looking to join a fast-moving environment and be responsible for the end-to-end running and growth of an e-commerce platform with huge potential and a strong mission. If you’re looking for a broad ranging role, high levels of responsibility and accountability, and an opportunity to build and develop your commercial and leadership skills, this is the role for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the relationships and success of our marketplace and B2B relationships (e.g. Amazon, third-party gifting websites, third-party wholesaler integrations, corporate gifting etc.)
  • Build and execute business growth plans to drive profitable revenue across all DTC and B2B channels and customers, optimising spend to achieve this
  • Plan and deliver marketing campaigns and ongoing activities across all acquisition and retention channels (organic social, paid social, digital PR, on-page SEO, etc.), managing spend and marketing resource
  • Responsible for all hands-on e-commerce website management, from the updating of landing pages to trialling or implementing apps to extend functionality
  • Key voice in range development to achieve success for Mighty Small and Young Foodies Trading
  • Accountable for successful customer delivery and experience, overseeing and coordinating operations resource and our supply chain partners
  • Handle customer enquiries to best understand the needs of our customers, and devise and implement solutions to maximise customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Analyse and report regularly on key KPIs, including website traffic, conversion rates, ROAS and customer lifetime value, as well as emerging trends and insights.

Personal Profile / Experience

Essentials

  • Passion for empowering challenger brands and small businesses to succeed
  • 3+ years experience of managing a digital and/or DTC business model
  • Experience using Shopify, Klayvio, Google Analytics, Google Search Console and paid social platforms
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced environment and with high levels of ambiguity
  • Proven interest in website development, digital marketing and data analytics
  • Creative thinker and problem solver

Even better if

  • Mix of SME/Start-Up/Blue Chip FMCG experience
  • Experience of BD and Account management in FMCG
  • Basic website development skills (html, CSS)

Location: Vauxhall, London 3 days per week in the office, 2 days remote (flexibility)

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] 

In order to fuel our continued growth across our retail partnerships and our DTC shopper platform Mighty Small, we are looking for a Senior Operations Manager to make it happen

This person must be able to work with multiple partners across suppliers, warehousing, logistics and our retail partners to ensure industry leading supply service and relationship management. You’ll thrive under pressure; enjoy growing fast and thrive on the operational pressures that this brings. You’re a team player with a can-do attitude who’s happy to roll your sleeves up and have the opportunity to build a team around themselves. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall owner of of the end-to-end operational supply chain of Young Foodies trading business unit
  • Supply inputs for the monthly, demand forecasting process and ownership of the Supply Chain inputs into the monthly S&OP cycle
  • Ownership and running of the stock management processes 
  • Coordination between all our brands and our warehousing and logistics partner on ensuring stock is available in order to achieve a weekly  OTIF of 99%+ across our customers
  • Build and own strong relationship with our Brands, Warehouse Partners and Retails through regular meetings and improvement initiatives
  • Ad-Hoc continuous improvement operational project work 
  • Working closely with Young Foodies services to ensure all brands are being empowered to thrive from an operational perspective
  • Contributing to an industry leading, highly engaged team
  • Provide key insights to the YF retailer team on early challenger brand insights and trends  

Essentials

  • Passion for challenger brands 
  • Can do, problem solving attitude – a “fixer”
  • 5+ years experience in an operational role within Grocery, focussed primarily on warehousing and logistics 
  • Systems experience (Advanced Excel, Shopify & retailer EDI/EPOS systems)
  • Managing large portfolio of SKUs (500+),  involving multiple food, drink and non-food sectors, locations & suppliers
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced environment and with high levels of ambiguity
  • Organised, decisive, highly numerate and logical thinker

Nice to Have

  • Mix of SME/Start-Up/Blue Chip FMCG experience
  • Understanding or experience of working with outsourcing partners either in manufacturing on warehouse / logistics

Location: Vauxhall, London. Min. 3 days per week in the office

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] 

We are looking for a Head of Talent to help us to build the best recruitment solution in our space.

You will be fully responsible for the end to end delivery, P&L and growth of the recruitment business. This involves the building and oversight of a growing team, currently 4 people. This business caters to high growth consumer brands from executive search to graduate talent and across all role profiles.

Does this sound like you? Read more on key responsibilities and requirements below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be ultimately responsible for the growth, scalability, profitability and service quality of the recruitment business unit
  • Set and manage commercial team targets
  • Develop and oversee the execution of a successful growth marketing plan
  • Manage all external-facing financial terms
  • Manage and lead the team to deliver a 5* service
  • Leading business development and commercial expansion of the recruitment business unit
  • Be responsible for scaling the team to deliver the growth plans
  • Be responsible for building relationships across the industry
  • Communicate regularly with the management team on progress, risks and issues
  • Manage all internal HR for your own team
  • Manage 1-2 roles per month to stay in the process
  • Spend 10% of all time innovating within your role to ensure we are always pushing forward and doing things in the best way.

Must-haves:

  • Strong experience and track record in consultative recruitment
  • A passion for consumer start-ups
  • Excellent people and team management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Process-driven, enjoying devising processes and constantly refining them.
  • A positive and progressive approach to problem-solving
  • Formal negotiation training and experience
  • Proficient in project management and prioritisation of tasks
  • A human and consultative approach to delivering operations

Nice-to-haves:

  • Experience in FMCG recruitment
  • Experience of working in a start-up
  • Experience using Bullhorn

 

Location: London (3 days in the office per week)

Start date: ASAP

Remuneration: DOE

Reports into: General Manager of YF Ltd.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

We are looking for a 360 recruiter with experience in FMCG to join the recruitment team, with ambitious plans for 2021.

This person must be able to not only identify and land incredible people in roles at brands, but also think holistically about how to make our recruitment proposition the best in the industry. This is an opportunity for an ambitious recruiter to not only make a name for themselves in the world of challenger consumer, but form part of an entrepreneurial mission led business that does much more than recruitment.

You will be responsible for building a digital marketing proposition for the brands.

The role itself will involve:

  • Manage the end-to-end recruitment process, from taking and shaping role briefings with brands, to supporting candidates in a recruitment process through to close
  • Build consultative relationships and advise on the long-term hiring plans for our brands, so we continue to support their scaling in the right-way
  • Be responsible for all clients giving the service a 5* review.
  • Ensure the process of hiring for our clients and applicants is as simple as possible for all involved.
  • Ensure we are always legally and reputationally protected for the work we do.
  • Build strong relationships across the wider-industry to ensure we don’t miss out on any collaboration or candidate opportunities
  • Communicate regularly to our talent pool to ensure they are always engaged

Key skills and attributes:

  • 6+ years in recruiting
  • Experience exceeding targets in previous recruitment roles
  • A passion for food & drink
  • A ‘smart’ approach to managing your workload
  • Excellent candidate attraction and management experience
  • A very human and consultative approach to recruitment
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in FMCG recruitment
  • Experience of working in a high growth environment

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

We are looking for a Talent Resourcer to work in our Talent team.

Young Foodies was founded upon the belief that consumers have changed, but the FMCG industry has not. Consumers want innovation that is better quality, better for them and better for the world. This progress should be celebrated and brands delivering on this should be empowered.

In 2017 Young Foodies launched to bring the most exciting challenger brands in FMCG together because we believe that collaboration is more powerful than competition. Today, with a network of more than 1,500 high-growth consumer brands, we provide specialised business services to those looking to reach the next level.

The role itself will involve:

  • Engaging with candidates via phone, email and social media
  • Working closely with the Talent Team to manage the day to day recruitment activities, administration and diaries
  • Identifying and delivering candidates to our wonderful brands
  • Sourcing or targeting candidates, via digital and social media platforms
  • Interviewing prospective candidates, arranging client interviews and updating the database
  • Formatting CVs and offer CV advice to candidates
  • Posting, updating and maintaining adverts across a range of job boards
  • Sending out marketing emails and handling the responses

Key skills and attributes:

  • Entrepreneurial attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills with an outstanding telephone manner
  • Track record of repeatedly exceeding targets
  • Strong IT and administration skills – including Word and Excel
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong focus on process
  • Self-motivated and target driven
  • Excellent organisational skills

Location: Vauxhall, London.

Full-time role with minimum 3 days per week in the office.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

We are looking for a Finance Manager to fuel our continued growth across our Retail partnerships, our DTC shopper platform Mighty Small and our core service offerings of recruitment, training and supply chain solutions. 

This is a newly created role, allowing you to develop your role and career at pace as Young Foodies grows. 

Reporting into the Group FC, you will be involved in supporting the commercial teams and in providing timely and accurate financial information for the group.   This role offers the opportunity to gain expertise in all areas of financial management accounting. 

You must be a creative problem solver, who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.  You will be a great communicator who is able to explain financial concepts to non-financially trained colleagues.  You’ll have an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team around you from across the whole YF group.

The role involves:

  • Preparation of month-end accounts and reporting, including variance analysis and commentary
  • Weekly & monthly KPI production
  • Commercial analysis and partnering of commercial teams
  • Identifying margin improvement opportunities and implementing changes
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Cash management and payment approvals
  • Cost control and monitoring
  • Forecasting (P&Ls, cashflow)
  • Oversight of finance IT systems (Xero)
  • VAT return preparation
  • Assist the FC with ad hoc projects, including inputting into developing scalable and efficient finance systems

Must haves

  • Newly qualified CIMA/ ACA or finalist
  • Strong double-entry knowledge (posting month end journals)
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience in using multiple different IT systems
  • Problem-solving and can-do attitude
  • Loves the excitement of a growing business and thrives on change
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment and with high levels of ambiguity
  • Organised, decisive, highly numerate and logical thinker

Nice to haves

  • A mix of SME/Start-Up/Blue Chip FMCG or F&B experience
  • Understanding of AP and AR as well as Management Accounting roles
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Experience in system management
  • Experience in developing commercial KPIs and delivering insights to teams
  • Audit experience (auditing or being audited)

Full-time role with minimum 3 days per week in the office.

Start Date: TBC

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

This role is only available to 16-24 year olds who are currently on Universal Credit.

Are you confident, independent and ambitious in your goals?  Working as a Sales Executive could be the perfect job for you!

Your main objective will be getting a product into stores through your crafty persuasive abilities and personable nature.

You will win new business in everything from small independents to national groups and live and breathe your product and its’ values.

About you:

  • You are driven, ambitious and looking to start or build a career in sales
  • You are confident and personable; you need to be approachable, and be able to build strong relationships
  • You are passion for the food and drink industry
  • You have awareness of competition in the market; what makes brands unique, why choose them?
  • You are a self-starter, able to think on your feet and work Independently as well as performing as part of a team

Main Responsibilities:

  • Winning new business, across the high street, wholesale and on premise channels
  • Strategically Identifying new businesses
  • Growing and maintaining the existing customer base
  • Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers to increase sales
  • Think creatively and work closely with b2b customers to ensure the best outlet visibility of the brand; does It look great on the shelf, Is It In the best place?

Keen to apply?

Email [email protected] with your responses to these questions:

  1. What is your favourite food and drink brand and why?
  2. If you had to convince the manager of an independent shop to stock this product, what would you say?
  3. Describe an occasion when you persuaded someone to do something because you felt it was the best course of action.
  4. What is your dream job and why?
  5. When is the earliest you could start?
  6. Where are you based?

This role is only available to 16-24 year olds who are currently on Universal Credit.

Are you creative, well-organised and interested in driving growth through content and online initiatives? Working as a Marketing Executive could be the perfect job for you!

Your main objective will be executing the marketing strategy for an exciting food and drink brand; delivering engaging content and using data analytics to attract more followers.

About you:

  • You are creative, visual and have a great eye for design
  • You have excellent written communication skills
  • You are well-organised and can track and deliver against multiple deadlines
  • You use Social Media in your day to day life and show an interest in delivering interesting content
  • You are able to identify a successful Instagram strategy
  • You feel comfortable speaking to a wide range of people both in person and online
  • You are interested in looking at data and analytics about your post output in order to boost traffic
  • You have a passion for the food and drink industry

Main Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with consumers and the online community via social media channels
  • Creating written and visual content for social media channels, email newsletters and more
  • Owning the social media content calendar (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Newsletters, LinkedIn)
  • Analysing and compiling reports of marketing campaigns
  • Engaging with journalists to include the brand story on appropriate platforms
  • Managing general customer service inquiries and tracking customer feedback
  • Branding and representing the brand at relevant events
  • General administration tasks to support the wider team

Keen to apply?

Email [email protected] with your responses to these questions:

  1. What is your favourite food and drink brand and why?
  2. If you had to develop an Instagram strategy for this brand, what would be your first three posts? Include images and captions for each post in your response.
  3. Describe an occasion when a brand’s social media strategy had an impact on you.
  4. Have you used Canva, Photoshop or Illustrator?
  5. What is your dream job and why?
  6. When is the earliest you could start?
  7. Where are you based?

This role is only available to 16-24 year olds who are currently on Universal Credit.

Are you a good problem-solver, with good attention to detail and a love of numbers? Working as an Operations Executive could be the perfect job for you!

Your main objective will be to ensure that the journey from creating a raw product to getting it into a consumer’s hand is smooth. You will ensure that every part of the supply chain is robust and that there are no bumps in the road along the way.

About you:

  • You have strong problem-solving skills and numerical aptitude
  • You are a methodical thinker with a strong attention to detail
  • You have the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced and rapidly growing environment
  • You are positive, proactive and tenacious: things in the business can change very quickly, so being reactive to unexpected opportunities and challenges is key
  • You have the ability and interest to work cross-functionally, roll up your sleeves and carry out tasks away from their core focus

Main Responsibilities:

  • Working with a collaborative and focused team to make sure the supply chain is top shape and everything happens on schedule.
  • Implementing and enhancing supply chain logistics – anticipating and forecasting customer needs and then work directly with suppliers to make sure everything runs smoothly.
  • Using Excel spreadsheets to report and track data.
  • Managing company inventory and stock
  • Ensuring all goods are available and resolving any shortages before they’re ever an issue.
  • Working effectively to meet the varying needs of all our customers.That could be hitting a tight delivery slot or quickly coming up with solutions to meet more challenging customer requests.

Keen to apply?

Email  [email protected] with your responses to these questions:

  1. What is your favourite food and drink brand and why?
  2. Map out three of the steps you think exist in this brands’ operational journey from the customer ordering the product to it being delivered in stores. Below each step, write two sentences about a problem that might happen at this stage in the journey and how it could be overcome.
  3. Describe an occasion when you problem-solved under-pressure.
  4. How is your excel?
  5. What is your dream job and why?
  6. When is the earliest you could start?
  7. Where are you based?

If you do not see the perfect role but would still like to apply, send your CV, cover letter and describe your ideal role to [email protected].