Talent Pool

Welcome to the Food Recruit Talent Pool



The Talent Pool enables us to market their expertise to the industry whilst ensuring confidentiality is maintained in a professional and transparent way.

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CEO
Hospitality, Retail, Technology

Owned his own multi-site, multi-million-dollar successful hospitality chain, 200+ staff. (South East Asian Cuisine)

Co-founder of 2 IT firms specialising in e-commerce and producing marketing software (last product sold to IBM for £2m which is now used by eBAY, Baidu, Yandex and a majority of the world’s top marketing agencies)

Award-winning restauranteur building a chain of six restaurants and other hospitality venues

Location: West Midlands, but willing to relocate across the UK and Internationally

Decades of international retail experience

Over 20 years of senior management experience for global companies working across hospitality, Retail and Technology

Attracted multi-million-dollar investments for companies in a range of diverse business cultures

Salary (permanent):
£150,000 – £180,000
Salary (interim per day):
£1,500
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European Sales Director
Hospitality, Retail, Technology

Responsible for all EU markets. In addition, he is coordinating four subsidiaries: Paris, London, Dusseldorf, and Barcelona. In total, 26 persons.

Wide market knowledge with a specific focus on the EU, East EU, Russia, ME, Asia and in particular Japan. He also has strong knowledge of the US and Canadian markets where he has worked.

Deep knowledge of Retail and Food service for brands as well as a wide experience in Private Labels.

Location: Berlin, Germany but willing to relocate across the UK, Central Europe or Asia

Strongly brand and marketing oriented

During his career, he has worked with retailers such as Walmart, Costco, Tesco, Kaufland, REWE, Morrison, Aldi, LIDL, Mercadona, Biedronka, AEON, Seiyu, 7Eleven, ASDA, Waitrose, Morrisons, Magnit, X5, COOP, Migros, Denner, SPAR, Carrefour, Auchan and Metro

Also, important Food Service Players like the Constellation Group, Chefs Culinary, Service Bund, Carniato, Annessa

Salary (permanent):
€140,000 – €170,000
Salary (interim per day):
N/A
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Site Director/
General Manager
Bakery, Dairy

An executive with a successful track record of achieving double-digit growth and rapid turnaround

Experience gained globally in leading consumer manufacturers including RHM, Dairy Crest, United Biscuits, Coles (Australia) and Almarai (Saudi Arabia)

Double the turnover for a major food manufacturer in Saudi Arabia in under two years

Delivered $100m capital investment project within 18months to double the capacity of the bakery

Location: UK, UAE, Globally available

Identified £15m annualised savings as part of a strategic review of the UK manufacturing footprint

Developed feasibility study for a major Australian retailer to produce and deliver own-label bread to all stores daily

Developed a detailed business plan to establish an industrial bakery in Tehran

Salary (permanent):
£140,000 – £180,000
Salary (interim per day):
£500 - £1000
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Manufacturing/
Site Director
Poultry, Bakery, Fresh Produce & Foot To Go

An accomplished Manufacturing/Site Director with over 34 years of experience leading teams across various sectors

Promotes a ‘sense of belonging’ culture amongst staff to maintain morale and energy even through periods of change or transition. 

Relationship Management: Adept at spotting key influencers and initiating strategic networks and alliances across diverse food manufacturing sector

Leadership: Experienced in assembling and leading strong cross-discipline teams to drive facilities/plant operations, NPD, warehouse, technical, process development, sales, engineering, hygiene, transport, administration, and supply chain/procurement. 



Location: Bourne, Lincolnshire

Operational Management: Skilled in defining, implementing, and governing daily operations for food production, manufacturing, and processing, whilst using advanced troubleshooting skills to identify and neutralise problems as early as possible. 

Financial Control: Accustomed to a range of company financial practises, including capital expenditure, budgetary management, profit & loss analysis, company accounts, forecasting and procurement. 

Change Initiation: Key experience in driving transformation and turnaround, with an acute understanding of the factors which lead to a successful change to operational infrastructure, processes, procedures, and standards. 

Salary (permanent):
£90,000 – £100,000
Salary (interim per day):
£500 - £600
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Supply Chain Director
Grocery

A results-driven and customer-focused Supply Chain Director with over 25 years in Logistics, Planning and Customer Services in FMCG.

Extensive experience in emerging markets, proficient at operating across multiple cultures and geographies. Have developed the robust resilience required to navigate and deliver in highly pressurised, volatile, ambiguous, and ever-changing environments.

Built a regional Supply Chain team, and both managed and contributed to large-scale change management projects e.g., distributor consolidations, outsourcing to a global business services model, re-organisation of the business unit between regions, the establishment of new legal entities and IT implementations (SAP and KDET).

Prior to working in the Middle East & Africa region, led the Scheduling & Materials Planning department at Europe’s largest cereals factory in Manchester.

Location: Wilmslow, Manchester

Areas of Expertise & Key Competencies include:
Continuous Improvement, Change Management, Customer Focus, Drives for Results, Develops Talent, Builds Engaged Teams, Production Planning, Materials Management, Supply, Warehouse, Logistics, S&OP.

Training: IOSH Managing Safely, Managing Business Today, Consumer Business Today, Influencing & Persuading Skills, Ashridge Leadership In Business, European Supply Chain Leadership Development, Targeted Selection Interview, Managing Performance, Situational Leadership, Emerging Leader.

Salary (permanent):
£125,000
Salary (interim per day):
£1,000
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Commercial Director
Bakery, Foodservice, Retail, Wholesale, QSR


Over 25 years of sales management experience with a clear and demonstrable track record of rapid and sustainable EBITDA growth. Utilising a total business approach, underpinned by acute commercial awareness and proven ability to lead and deliver opportunities.

Rounded business experience with exposure to multiple sectors and all internal functions

Highly able negotiator at all levels utilising a high level of commercial awareness

An innovative strong people leader internally and externally, seen as someone who leads through action

Location: Gileston, Vale of Glamorgan,


Skill Set:
Leadership, sales, marketing, value growth, opportunity identification & commercialisation, strategy, project management, brand licensing, brand turnaround, negotiation, strategic business development (real working knowledge of supply chain, manufacturing, procurement, QA/technical, operations, NPD, finance, HR, legal)

An innovative, motivating leader with unrelenting determination. Strong strategic mind, clear thinker and communicator

A family man and real "foodie"

Salary (permanent):
£110,000
Salary (interim per day):
£700
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International Sales Manager
Coffee, Catering Equipment, Hospitality, Foodservice

A proven sales manager who thrives on challenges and has a successful record in delivering sales results

Restructured team to reduce labour cost by 25% whilst delivering growth of 11%. Increased international sales from 24% (2017) to 40% (2021) of company turnover.

Won significant new business which delivered £1.354m of sales (14% of company T/O) for the financial year 2020-21

Grew region by 52% in 18 months from £1.25m to £1.9m

Location: Bridgend, Wales

Restructured the export team and delivered growth of 100% within a 16-month period taking the sales from £1.2m, which had been the baseline for 4 years, to £2.4m

Introduce a sales structure and developed the sales team from 3 to a structured team of 7 to effectively managing independent, regional and national account business.

Salary (permanent):
£63,000
Salary (interim per day):
N/A