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Head of Fresh Food Retail Development

  • Retail, Fashion/Non-Food
  • Negotiable
  • Dublin
  • Full Time
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Head of Fresh Food Retail- Concept development

Differentiating your retail business in food retail in Ireland today takes more than a great product and great prices, it takes inspirational and innovative fresh food and store concepts. Concepts that are on trend, cutting edge and make commercial sense.

Due to their continued success and growth, along with their desire to stand out from the crowd, our retail client is currently seeking a Head of Fresh Food and Retail Concept Development

As the Head of Fresh food and Retail Concept development, you will have the responsibility to review the customer offering on a continual basis keeping a close eye on the market and emerging trends with your central goal being continued growth and competitive advantage for all stakeholders.

You will create this competitive advantage by recommending the implementation of new store concepts into the existing estate, looking in detail at the commercial feasibility. You will work cross functionally with Buying, Marketing and Retail to ensure successful implementation.

You will pay close attention to the in-store offering across all stores and work with in-store teams to ensure successful roll-outs, consistency, ease of implementation and high standards of upkeep. You will act as the key link between head office and stores to ensure a first class fresh food experience for customers. You will be the key to developing new food concepts as the market changes.

The successful applicant will have the skills and experience to adeptly manage the commercial approach and goals of the business whilst also ensuring a stellar shopper experience in stores

As Head of Fresh food Retail Concept Development, you will-

Manage range and concept development within the Fresh Food category

Act as the key point of contact and build strong relationships with key stakeholders including suppliers, retailers and departments such as Sales, Distribution and Marketing

Implement and continually assess supply chain protocols to ensure the highest standards of freshness, quality and availability nationwide.

Ensure sales, training standards, product knowledge and business support are fit for purpose at a retail operations levels and devise strategies to address gaps

Who am I looking for?

You will be a fresh food Trading Manager or Buying Manager, with their finger on the pulse of the consumer.

Or you will be an expert in Fresh food retail operations with some concept implementation or development experience from a progressive retail or fresh food environment.

This is a senior role with a base salary in 6 figures and a strong package around this. The Client is a progressive award winning retail business

To apply for this Head of Fresh food Retail Concept Development please attach a CV below for the attention of Barry Whelan, CEO of Excel Recruitment or call (01) 8148747 in complete confidence.

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