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Put your capability towards a mission you truly believe in, and play a role in making food & drink start-ups 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 breathe our values

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hear from our team

We share an excitement for what we do

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Giles
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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Alex
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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Emma C
Training

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

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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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Our Perks

We offer more than just a place to work

Food & Drink

We live and breathe (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.

We are looking for a Finance Director to join our management team.

Reporting into the CEO, you will be responsible for all things finance; overseeing the team, managing third party accountants, business partnering with the board and various business unit leaders, and ensuring we are optimising our financial position in line with business objectives.

It is either a part time or full time role, responsible for the financial governance within the business. As well as significant experience running the finance functions in high growth services and data led businesses, you will be dynamic and flexible with a clear commercial focus.

This will be an incredible role for the right candidate, supporting both Young Foodies and also, depending on the number of days worked, providing support for the brands in our community.

The role itself will involve:

  • Full responsibility for the finance function
  • Management of FP&A, MI, financial systems, cash management and financial reporting
  • Implementing best practice and overseeing a high quality third party finance function
  • Production of effective KPIs and financial models
  • Be part of the senior management team, supporting with commercial strategy and operational decision making
  • Responsibility for statutory accounts and legal requirements across the business
  • Business partner with all key stakeholders internally
  • Help the business achieve corporate and strategic objectives

Key skills and attributes:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Experience in a services and data led business
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent commercial awareness and acumen
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Keen to work in a fast paced environment

Location: Vauxhall, London. 

Part time role.

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

With a large and growing portfolio of brands, economies of scale is a huge value driver for both YF and the Community. This Head of Procurement and Partnerships is responsible for finding commercial value in collaborative procurement.

The role involves:

  • Create and manage buying groups to enable the efficient and cost-effective purchase of materials for the community
  • Establish discounts and perks for the community to make the membership as valuable as possible
  • Negotiate long-lasting partnerships with third-party product and service providers to benefit YF and YF brands
  • Establish long-lasting partnerships with manufacturers on behalf of our community to enable cost-effective production of goods and services
  • Manage the preferred suppliers list, ensuring all brand needs are met in a timely manner
  • Advise the CEO on the in-housing and outsourcing of services
  • Work with the Product and Data Manager on procurement-related technology to make the purchasing process easier for brands
  • Work with all partners to ensure maximum return for them and visibility within the YF community
  • Full ownership of the Procurement & Partnerships P&L and business unit
  • Eventual creation and management of a team

A successful role will deliver significant new commercial value to YF while also benefitting both the brands and our partners.

Must have experience

  • Experiencing negotiating large scale contracts for commercial value
  • Experience with legal agreements to protect interests
  • Experience in buying both services and goods (packaging would be a benefit)
  • Experience managing partnerships and ensuring good partner relations
  • Collaborative thinker and highly entrepreneurial
  • Confident managing a P&L

Nice to have

  • Experience creating and managing buying groups
  • Experience in FMCG procurement
  • Experience in logistics and the creation of logistical solutions
  • Experience working in technology
  • Experience working with small brands

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]

Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] if you wish to explore this opportunity.

We are looking for a Head of Supply Chain Services to lead the Supply Chain functions within the business.

This person must be able to lead a growing team delivering an outsourced logistics and supply chain operations service to several brands, support in the delivery of high-value operations projects, including warehouse moves, supply chain audits, etc., as well as think holistically about how to make our Supply Chain division scalable and empowering for the brands of tomorrow.

The role itself will involve:

  • Be ultimately responsible for the growth, scalability, profitability and service quality of the business unit
  • Manage, lead and develop the team delivering outsourced supply chain services
  • Leading business development and commercial expansion of the Supply Chain business unit
  • Be responsible for delivering success, on-time and in-full, with a 5* customer feedback rating
  • Oversee and deliver improvement or change projects to our brands including manufacturing, logistics and systems projects
  • Ensure we are always legally and reputationally protected for the work we do
  • Ensure all processes and procedures are optimized but as simple as possible for all involved
  • Lead the investment into technology to improve automation and quality
  • Build strong relationships across the industry, across our brands but also other industry participants and suppliers (e.g. 3PL, warehouses, hauliers, etc.)
  • Establish partnerships to unlock economies of scale for brands
  • Communicate regularly with management team on progress, risks and issues
  • Manage the supply chain of our own D2C and B2B trading businesses including customer service

Must haves:

  • Senior experience in food & drink operations or supply chain roles, including customer supply, demand planning, supplier management, logistics and business infrastructure.
  • Experience as a project consultant or in a customer service business
  • A passion for food & drink 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
  • Hard working and thrives from being in control of own schedule
  • Formal negotiation training and experience
  • Proficient in project management and prioritisation of tasks
  • A human and consultative approach to delivering operations
  • Very strong with Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience implementing ERP systems
  • Experience in ambient, chilled and frozen supply chains
  • Experience in setting up and managing a D2C supply chain

Nice to haves:

  • Experience of working in a fast growth food and drink start-up
  • Experience working within a retailer

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 Junior Operations Manager to work in our Supply Chain team.

This person must be able to work within a team to deliver outsourced logistics and supply chain operations services to several brands, support in the delivery of operations improvement projects and support in establishing our standards, tools and processes.

The role itself will involve:

  • Deliver key parts of our outsourced logistics operations, such as order processing
  • Be responsible for delivering logistics success, on-time and in-full, with a 5* customer feedback rating
  • Participate in the business development process to onboard new brands
  • Deliver improvement or change projects to our brands
  • Ensure all processes and procedures are optimized but as simple as possible for all involved.
  • Build strong relationships across the industry, across our brands but also other industry participants and suppliers (e.g. 3PL, warehouses, hauliers, etc.)
  • Communicate regularly with Operations Management on progress, risks and issues

Must haves:

  • 2-3 years Junior-level experience in food & drink operations or supply chain roles, including customer supply, demand planning, and logistics
  • A passion for food & drink 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
  • Hard working and thrives from being in control of own schedule.
  • Proficient in project management and prioritisation of tasks.
  • A human and consultative approach to delivering operations
  • Very strong with Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Nice to haves:

  • Experience of working in a fast growth food and drink start-up
  • Experience as a project consultant or in a customer service business

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]

TRAINING MANAGER (part time) 

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.

We are looking for a Training Manager to help grow and manage our training service that we offer to our network. With ambitious plans for the future, we are looking for someone to build out a strong strategy and work with ambitious brands to make learning & development the best it can possibly be for their evergrowing teams.

The role itself will involve:

  • Planning and management of the training service strategy for 2023 and beyond
  • Management of our training programme, including client and trainer communications, content creation and program flow
  • Management of training P&L
  • Management of our outsourced team who run the day to day operations of the training schedule 
  • Liaising with YF marketing team to create and execute relevant comms plans for training
  • Working with brands to determine training needs and requirements for their teams by meeting with internal managers, talking with employees, or administering surveys
  • Managing expectations and coordination between all internal and external stakeholders involved

Must haves

  • 3+ year experience working in learning & development
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Project management experience
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation Skills

Nice to haves

  • Experience of working in a fast growth food and drink start-up
  • P&L responsibility

 

Location: Vauxhall, London.

Part-time role (approx 2 days a week) with at least one day in our office.

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

TALENT MANAGER FOR THE GRADUATE RECRUITMENT TEAM

About us

Young Foodies is the leading service provider for high growth consumer businesses across the UK. We are most well known for our Community which supports 1500+ brands – this community fuels the rest of the business with brands to partner with.

Our recruitment function is only 3 years old and has grown explosively since launch – renowned  for hiring entire teams in the most successful new brands in the industry. This function sits alongside a number of other services, from supply chain management, to team training, to sales and commercial support and more.

We have an increasing flow of business opportunities from the awesome brands we work with and we are on track to double the size of the recruitment business this year! We know people are key to helping a brands growth and we are constantly looking to help brands find the best talent to join their businesses. 

Our Graduate Team is looking for a Talent Manager to support the growth of the brands we work with who are on the hunt for junior talent with a fresh perspective and excitement for the industry. More and more people are looking to find opportunities in the sector and brands are looking for the perfect candidate – could you be the person to help make this happen and see the brand go from strength to strength? 

What’s in it for you:

We are looking for someone passionate about the evolving FMCG industry and the great people that will effect change and growth.

Young Foodies is different to any sort of traditional recruitment agency, working only exclusively or on a retained basis with FMCG clients, including brands such as: Rubies in the Rubble, Cheesgeek, Little Moons, Mallow & Marsh, Crosta & Mollica,  and many more.  We support highly innovative brands that are transforming the industry as we once knew it. 

You will have the chance to engage with founders and leaders at face to face clients meetings, networking events and yearly parties (our Community Christmas party is one for the history books!). 

Outside of this, Young Foodies has a great development structure in place, your success is our success – we are committed to developing everyone in this business and will do our bit to help you reach your potential, nurturing each and every employee on the path they see fit. 50% of the people that joined us in the past 6 months have already been promoted to the next level.  You will have access to an abundance of training sessions to participate in throughout the year, attending these alongside other like minded people in the industry and we offer quarterly book clubs, offsites and full team training sessions to bring everyone together.

About you:

You must be a people person skilled at identifying and landing incredible people for the right positions in FMCG challenger brands.

We are open to many different profiles, if you’ve got a background in sales, business development or customer relations then you have lots of transferable skills and we would love to chat with you.

About the role:

As a Talent Manager in the Graduate hiring team, you will work with those early in their career currently in, or looking to transition into, the FMCG sector. You will support both these candidates to find their dream opportunity in an exciting entrepreneurial environment, and help exciting brands grow through hiring the best talent to their teams.  

The role itself will involve:

  • Engaging with candidates via phone, email and social media
  • Identifying the best candidates and introducing them to the best suited brands
  • Sourcing or targeting candidates, via digital and social media platforms
  • Helping to organising and run our fortnightly graduate assessment mornings
  • Interviewing prospective candidates, arranging client interviews and updating the database
  • Manage the end-to-end recruitment process, from taking and shaping role briefings with brands and advising them on their offering to supporting candidates in a recruitment process through to the perfect match being made! 
  • Be responsible for all clients giving the service a 5* review.
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Key skills and attributes:

  • Experience exceeding targets in previous roles (recruitment, sales or other)
  • A passion for food & drink
  • A ‘smart’ approach to managing your workload
  • Excellent relationship building experience
  • A very human and consultative approach to recruitment 
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience in FMCG is desirable
  • Experience of working in a high growth environment

 

Office: Vauxhall, London – standard is 3 days in the office and 2 from home

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

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].

Young Foodies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.