Head of Finance

Technical Manager

Senior Food Product Development Scientist

 

Head of Finance

Meatless Farm are a British company, based in Leeds centre and established in 2016.

Following 2 years of product development and research we recently launched into the market and have ambitious plans to build our brand into an international leader.

We have developed an amazing plant-based mince and burger patty loaded with taste and texture with a mission to help people reduce their meat consumption and make swapping easy. Have a look at www.meatlessfarm.com to find out more about us.

Due to expansion we are looking to recruit an established Head of Finance to join us on this exciting journey. The role will be office based in Leeds centre and will involve occasional UK and European travel.

Our culture here at the Meatless Farm is open, friendly and focussed. Our people have a natural passion and energy for all they are involved in and are looking for a head of finance to compliment the team.

The Role:

  • Build a robust and effective finance structure including processes, systems and team
  • Support senior management in client facing meetings
  • Develop and maintain financial controlling and reporting systems for both our UK and International businesses
  • Ensure that all statutory and legal requirements are complied with (HRMC and Companies House)
  • Work closely with the Founder and CEO on securing future funding rounds as we drive expansion in the UK and Internationally
  • Oversee corporate governance, contract management, compliance.
  • Provide full financial business partnering

This post will report to the CEO and the successful candidate will be part of our Lead Team.

The Person:

Applicants will need to be currently operating within an FMCG finance-based post, potentially as a Finance controller for their application to be considered. You will also be looking to develop into a full Financial Director position within the next 12 to 18 months.

Applicants will need to meet the following:

  • Experienced as Financial Controller/Head of Finance, ideally 5 to 10 years’ experience
  • Degree qualified with a completed chartered or management accountancy qualification
  • Accountancy and business partnering experience within FMCG
  • Strong interest in all commercial and supply chain aspects of the business
  • Experienced in utilising Xero platform – with cloud, shared service finance solutions and ERP experience would be a distinct advantage
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office with effective communication and presentation skills
  • Commercial experience of working with retailers, distributors, marketing services, co-manufacturers
  • You will be an analytical and a critical thinker with broad minded commercial experience
  • Experience of running a team with a passion for people and developing teams
  • Collaborative, positive attitude, open to working on variety of tasks in a start-up business
  • Able to implement effective procedures and processes across all financial business channels
  • Able to travel in UK and Internationally as the business requires
  • International experience would be advantageous

To Apply: Email recruitment@meatlessfarm.com

 

Technical Manager

Meatless Farm are a British company, based in Leeds centre and established in 2016.

Following 2 years of product development and research we recently launched into the market and have ambitious plans to build our brand into an international leader.

We have developed an amazing plant-based mince and burger patty loaded with taste and texture with a mission to help people reduce their meat consumption and make swapping easy. Have a look at www.meatlessfarm.com to find out more about us.

Due to business expansion we are looking to recruit a full time, established Technical Manager to join us on this exciting journey. This new role will be based in our Leeds centre offices and will involve occasional UK and International travel.

Our culture here at the Meatless Farm is open, friendly and focussed. Our people have a natural passion and energy for all they are involved in and are looking for this role to compliment the team.

The Role:

  • Manage end to end supplier approval process including audits and maintenance of the approved supplier list.
  • Work closely with the head of R&D and Senior Product Development Scientist in all related technical considerations when developing new products
  • Regular liaison with customer, supplier and manufacturing regarding new specifications and technical challenges
  • Technical research and trialling within our Laboratory facilities where the latest technology will be available to you
  • Responsible for building and managing the technical budget
  • Oversee the manufacturing QMS/Food safety systems and implement corrective actions where required
  • Ensure product safety compliance for UK and International markets
  • Ensure full visibility on traceability for all raw materials
  • Investigate and implement corrective actions for customer complaints
  • Oversee specification and artwork/labelling compliance- UK and International
  • Participate in site trials for new materials and products from a technical aspect

This post will report to the Managing Director and involve a close working relationship with the R&D Director and Senior PD Scientist.

The Person:

Applicants will need to be suitably qualified and currently be working in a food technical based role. Ideally you will be within a similar food related industry and have worked closely with NPD and manufacturing partners to deliver a first-class technical service.

  • Experienced in all aspects of technical
  • Expert in HACCP (Level 4 qualified) and Food Safety
  • Degree/ HND qualified within food science/technology
  • Experienced in utilising retailer portals will be an advantage
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office with effective communication skills
  • Excellent RCA skills with a pro-active and driven approach to challenges as they arise
  • Flexible to working on variety of tasks at any given time
  • Able to implement effective procedures and processes where required

To Apply: Email recruitment@meatlessfarm.com

 

Senior Food Product Development Scientist

Meatless Farm are a British company, based in Leeds centre and established in 2016.

Following 2 years of product development and research we recently launched into the market and have ambitious plans to build our brand into an international leader.

We have developed an amazing plant-based mince and burger patty loaded with taste and texture with a mission to help people reduce their meat consumption and make swapping easy. Have a look at www.meatlessfarm.com to find out more about us.

Due to business demands we are looking to recruit a full time, established Senior Product Development Scientist to join us on this exciting journey. This new role will be based in our new purpose-built R and D facilities and will involve occasional UK, European and International travel.

Our culture here at the Meatless Farm is open, friendly and focussed. Our people have a natural passion and energy for all they are involved in and are looking for this role to compliment the team.

The Role:

  • Responsible for pioneering new plant-based technologies to keep Meatless Farm at the forefront of protein innovation
  • Oversee and manage the new Leeds based product development laboratory facilities
  • Develop and build a world class scientific team
  • Work with suppliers and university partners to develop breakthrough technologies
  • Responsible for existing product development working closely with R and D colleagues
  • Researching and knowledge building of breakthrough plant-based technologies and ingredients
  • Control and own all related processes and procedures required in the role to feed through to the technical team where required
  • Develop effective relationships with manufacturing colleagues to ensure replication on full production scale

This post will report direct to the Managing Director.

The Person:

Applicants will need to be currently operating within a scientific product development role for their application to be considered. You will be able to work independently whilst directing and managing a team directly ensuring their personal development within their respective roles.

Applicants will need to meet the following:

  • Direct and current experience in a Scientific Product Development role.
  • Able to challenge the norm, embrace the possibilities and make informed decisions
  • Creativity is essential for this role and applicants will need a genuinely inquisitive mind and not hold back on trying new techniques, ingredients and technologies both existing and emerging
  • Degree qualified (Food science related) as a minimum – MSc/PHD qualifications a distinct advantage
  • Experienced in leading scientific based food development projects
  • People management skills including; effective leadership and first-rate communication skills
  • Effective relationship building with external partners including suppliers, retailers and university contacts
  • Disciplined approach to project planning and stage-gate management
  • Fully IT literate, adaptable and highly organised/structured

To Apply: Email recruitment@meatlessfarm.com