Young Foodies has built a community of 500 food and drink brands through their industry knowledge, experience and access to services that level the playing field for challenger brands. YF Talent helps up and coming food businesses source influential early hires. You'll be placing make or break talent in to the newest and brightest food and drinks brands. They recruit grad to director level across all functions (ops, finance, marketing, sales, NPD) in to startups (1 to 30 people). Become immersed in a lucrative and ever changing sector - be involved in hosting community events, delivering L&D courses, and helping run supply chains to make your clients mighty!
We are looking for anyone with a few years recruitment experience that wants a different challenge and to have a real impact on an exciting and growing industry. We aren’t looking for any specialisms - we want someone who loves talking to people and has a knack for building rapport with candidates quickly and with ease. We also don’t want ‘stuck in their ways’ recruiters – we want people comfortable with the challenge of doing things differently, from marketing campaigns to attract candidates to ways of automating processes, we want creative people.
- We're in a truly unique position in the food and drink startup industry, and the Talent team are at the core of shaping and growing it. - We have targets and ambitions we want to hit, but we are not your standard KPI slaving recruitment firm. - There's no business development to do - only relationship management with the leaders of our community brands. - We are a small team, currently 4 but with ambitions to grow! That's part of a team of about 15 across the rest of the Young Foodies business, also looking to grow - As a recruiter, you'll get a great deal of autonomy and flexibility on working times that help you best operate as a recruiter.
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At Young Foodies, we exist to make small brands mighty. YF Talent is our team that helps them hire superstars or find consultants. We recruit from grad to director, across all functions (ops, finance, marketing, sales, NPD) in startups 1 to 30 people big. Our Talent team don't need to worry about cold calling or business development - through the community, network and reputation we have built up, our brands are constantly trusting us to help them hire. On the candidate side, we are quickly becoming THE way to get into the food and drink startup scene, whether you're graduating or coming from an FMCG blue chip. We've built up a talent pool of incredible people, making it easy to match them to brands. We also are not a 'throw a thousand CVs and see which stick' agency. We pride ourselves on consulting with our brands to help refine what they are really needing, and match them up with a few high-quality candidates... 'one-CV one-job' is a phrase you'll use often!
End-to-end recruitment without the BD. No cold calling as we have a growing network that trust in us with their hiring. Brand-side... Really getting to know the founders or leaders at our brands, spending time at their office to understand their culture and what their team growth needs are. Candidate-side... using our talent pool and searching for the best-fit candidates, and spending time with them to intimately understand what they're looking for in the next challenge. Managing the process... you know the score - line things up and help the right person lands the right opportunity.