Head of Speciality Foods, Milnerton Aread

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019
Chantel Mouton     +27 74 584 4866
Cape Town  

We have an exciting opportunity with our client, a leading food production company in the Milnerton area of Cape Town. This role requires an enthusiastic individual with strong management skills to oversee the commercial and technical aspects of the entire Speciality Foods division. This role reports directly into the MD and works closely with the CEO.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Driving growth in sales across all market sectors
  • Working with the respective managers and their teams to support the development and growth of sustainable profitable business across a wide range of market sectors
  • Overseeing the division’s Food Scientist, Technologist, Sales Reps, Regional Managers, Consumer Scientist and Chefs
  • Ownership of the volume forecasts for numerous products
  • Building and maintaining professional and effective relationships with National Key customers in RSA across a wide range of market sectors in speciality foods
  • Ability to pull company resources in order to achieve targets as well as have a hands-on approach to product testing
  • Managing a diverse group of people from technical and commercial backgrounds
  • Travelling extensively to liaise with ingredient partners and clients to maintain good relationships

Minimum Requirements:

  • Food Technology or Food Science Degree required
  • MBA advantageous
  • Min 8 -10 year’s relevant experience
  • Experience in management of a department is essential
  • Commercial & Sales experience are essential
  • Manufacturing/FMCG experience advantageous
  • Fresh Foods background – advantageous
  • Commercial and Sales experience
  • Great planning, organising and strategic thinking skills
  • Business development experience
  • Technical ingredients food application experience
  • Budgeting and costing experience
  • Poultry Ingredients, Snack dusting, Home meal replacement, baking and confectionary experience is essential

Salary package on offer:

  • R 850 000 p/a (includes Medical and Provident contribution)

Please apply with an updated MS Word CV with suitable profile photo to chantel@spencerrogers.co.za.

(Please note that we experience high volumes of candidates responding to our advertised vacancies. This makes it impossible for us to reply to each applicant individually. Should you not hear from us within a week upon applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.)