Head of HR & Recruitment Services at Young Foodies

£50,000 - £60,000

Annual Basic Salary
London, UK
Agency Recruitment

What Hunted Says

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!

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Permanent & Temporary Roles


MarketingProcurement & Supply ChainRetail & FMCG

What we are looking for!

We are looking for an experienced HR, Recruitment or People Management professional to join our senior team, responsible for running one of our core business units – HR & Recruitment services. This is a new role in the team, and offers great opportunities to shape the direction, growth and delivery for this business unit. This area of our business provides challenger brands with a full suite of People management services, namely: HR advisory (process setup, frameworks, issue resolution, etc.); Recruitment (graduate, experienced, interim and executive search); and Training and L&D (one/two day courses for FMCG topics, private training courses, etc.).

How are we different?

- 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.

What you'll be doing

- Leadership of a team delivering these services (currently 6 FTEs) - Responsibility for managing the full PnL (revenue, investment to deliver, etc.) - Contribute to business development by collaborating with our Growth Managers, leading key client conversations or pitches as the business unit lead - Create, challenge and revamp our value proposition and service offering = Ensure our services are commercially viable and profitable, working within set financial targets - Hands-on delivery of key high-value services (such as HR advisory) to our brands, delivering through the wider team where suitable - Steer and resolve escalated issues from the team in delivering these services - Ensure controls are in place and adhered to across the team

About Young Foodies Talent

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!

Who is the ideal candidate?

Our ideal candidate has deep experience across most of the above areas, with experience across multiple FMCG organisations, including some experience delivering consulting projects. They will be excited about leading an entire business unit and have a passion for supporting challenger brands with People management. They will be responsible for full PnL and delivery responsibilities, leading a team of currently 6 people. They will be expected to play a role in business development, proposition building and delivery to clients, delivering through our team where possible but able to get hands-on.