PROJECT MANAGER - PERMANENT

SALARY: ENQUIRE

Start Date: Immediate

Term: FT Permanent

Location: Tastehead, 186 Dawes Road, Fulham, London, SW6 7RQ

 

Who We Are 

 

We are a highly innovative food and beverage development agency that has been operating since 2017. We work with global businesses, challenger brands and start-ups to research, develop and launch innovative food and beverage projects across every category imaginable; snacking, plant-based alternatives, ready meals, confectionary, baby food, non-alcoholic beverages, sauces, desserts, bakery, alcoholic beverages, supplements and many more.

Our core services include;

  • Product development 

  • Recipe development 

  • Ideation workshops

  • Concept development 

  • Shelf-life testing and nutritional analysis 

  • Manufacturer sourcing 

  • Supply chain setup 

  • Factory trial setup 

  • Photography 

  • PR activations 

  • Competitor benchmarking 

  • Market research & consumer insights 

  • Consumer testing/Focus Groups 

 

We are currently a team of eleven, made up of chefs, product developers, marketeers, project managers, food consultants and business administrators. Based in Fulham, West London, our offices are fully equipped with a development kitchen, photography workspace and open plan desk space. We have seen rapid growth over the past 3 years and have exciting plans for the future.

 

Now in our next phase of expansion, we are looking for a Project Manager to lead and support our development team on all active projects. Most importantly, we are looking for someone with a real passion for great tasting food and drink, who is ambitious and looking to drive our business and their career forwards.

 

The Ideal Candidate 

 

  • Ideally 3+ years of relevant experience (in a project management or client management role)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

  • Extremely organised

  • A real passion for food 

  • Innovative and creative 

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Eager to learn new categories and skills 

  • Food trend awareness 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google  

 

 

The Role 

 

This will be a key and challenging role within Tastehead, but also very rewarding. You will be responsible for the project managing of all client projects. This means working alongside and supporting the Development and Commercial teams. You will also be the main point of contact for all clients, providing them with weekly updates. This role requires someone who has excellent people skills and quick-thinking problem-solving abilities. Reporting directly to the Managing Director you will act as a fundamental cog in the everyday, smooth running and progress of all projects.

 

  • Project Management;

    • Serving as lead Project Manager across all active Tastehead projects

    • Using project management software to assign tasks, update calendars and ensure project deadlines are met.

    • Supporting the Development Team with engaging with key suppliers and manufacturers.

    • Assisting with project research.

  • Client management;

    • Serving as the main contact for clients following onboarding by the Commercial Team.

    • Liaising with the Development and Commercial Teams to feedback on any requests they may have.

    • Scheduling and management of client meetings. 

 

What You Will Get in Return 

 

  • A leading role on a wide variety of development projects covering highly innovative start-ups to global brands. 

  • Strong opportunities to grow within the business.

  • Continued support and mentorship from our Co-founders.

  • Competitive package including performance-related bonus and other benefits.

  • Twenty-five days annual leave.

  • A company MacBook Pro.

  • Ownership of the role.

 

If you feel that you are the right candidate for this role, then we'd love to hear from you. Please contact careers@tastehead.com with an up-to-date C.V. and a covering email.

 

 

Please may we ask that you do not contact us or any of our employees via LinkedIn or other forms of social media.

 

 

 

Tastehead is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to encouraging equality and diversity in our workforce.

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