Job Vacancies

Current vacancies at Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Marketing Executive

Job Type: Full time, 12 Month Fixed-term Contract
Location: Central London (Bloomsbury)

Our Organisation

We're the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) - the voice of the UK food and drink industry: the largest manufacturing sector in the country. We help our members operate in a highly regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness and profitability. Our job is to communicate our industry's values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media. We also work in partnership with key players in the food supply chain to ensure our food is safe, affordable and nutritious.

Our Benefits

FDF is a great place to work where we take wellbeing seriously and have a great benefits package to match, offering a pension scheme, life insurance, 25 days holiday, private healthcare, leisure travel insurance, gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan, childcare vouchers and cycle- to-work scheme.

Our Workplace

We're based in the heart of central London in a modern, bright open-plan office. We have a friendly work culture with great break-out spaces, quiet booths and opportunities for flexible-working. Our 'Feel Good for Life' team regularly organises events and activities to promote positive health and wellbeing.

The Team

FDF's commercial team is responsible for recruiting and retaining members; member and professional affiliate communications; developing income generating services, marketing and planning events, including the Food and Drink Federation Awards and Annual Industry Dinner.

The Role

We are seeking an ambitious Marketing Executive to work in our membership and commercial team. The role will be responsible for producing engaging, high quality materials for FDF events and commercial activities and working closely with the Membership Manager and Executive to develop membership recruitment materials in accordance with the FDF style guide.

  • Produce high quality, eye-catching materials (digital and hard copy) to raise awareness and generate attendance at a range of FDF events including an industry dinner, an awards programme, training courses and other topic based events.
  • Work with the Membership Manager and Membership Executive to produce high quality recruitment and membership retention materials and work alongside the membership team on recruitment campaigns
  • Produce event slide decks in accordance with FDF style and branding guidelines
  • Work with our digital team to produce digital mailers and materials to market FDF events and activities
  • Work with the Events Co-ordinator to manage our FDF Awards programme including marketing the entry process, managing and recording entries, assisting with the judging process, shortlisting and the annual events ceremony
  • Keep detailed work plans and timelines, update the marketing planner
  • Work closely with the Communications and Corporate Affairs team on key launch events
  • Work with the events co-ordinator to ensure that all events are clearly FDF branded and sponsor branded
  • Work as part of the team to assist with event delivery, undertaking tasks specified by the event co-ordinator including registration, assisting with delegate packs, badges etc as required.

Must Have (Essentials):

  • Excellent IT skills, experience of Microsoft Office suite, databases, content management system
  • Excellent writing skills and eye for design. Ability to carry out basic design tasks would be an advantage
  • Attention to detail, proofing copy and ensuring that permission for images is obtained
  • Good general education level and literacy and numeracy skills
  • Excellent time management, time keeping and ability to work to project plans and deadlines
  • An understanding of key components of the commercial services operation including events, marketing, sales and sponsorship
  • Good customer services skills, able to deal politely and helpfully with external stakeholders, members and customers
  • Understanding of the commercial proposition, research, developing proposals, motivating sales and customers and the wider marketing mix
  • Experience of working with external contractors including design agencies

Please note, essential to this role are occasional early starts and evening working in order to assist colleagues in the wider commercial team with events.

How to Apply

We'd love to hear from you, if you think your experience and skillset are suited to the role. Please send us your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, illustrating why you'd be a great candidate to recruitment@fdf.org.uk.

Closing Date

5.30pm, 9nd November 2018

Reformulation Project Manager

Job Type: Full time, Fixed-term Contract (up to 2.5 years)
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Our Organisation

We are passionate about food and drink. Food and Drink Federation Scotland is a division of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), directed by our own Scottish Executive board.

Our Benefits

FDF is a great place to work where we take wellbeing seriously and have a great benefits package to match, offering a pension scheme, life insurance, 25 days holiday, private healthcare, leisure travel insurance, gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan, childcare vouchers and cycle- to-work scheme.

Our Workplace

We're based in the historic West End of Edinburgh. We have a friendly work culture, collaborating closely with our London colleagues to deliver great value for our members.

The Team

FDF Scotland is a small tight-knit team who focus on devolved policy issues.

The Role

As part of the Scottish Government's plan to reduce obesity in Scotland, the role of a reformulation 'connector' has been created to raise the issue of reformulation up the agenda to help businesses to reformulate products. You will do this by linking businesses with sources of support and funding and help businesses to collaborate on common challenges relating to product reformulation.

In order to achieve this, you will need to engage with public health officials to understand key policy drivers designed to promote the reformulation agenda.

You will proactively engage with food and drink businesses to support them to reformulate, ensuring resources, guides and tools are easily accessible and well signposted, as well as developing new ones as required.

Encouraging collaboration and sharing of best practice throughout the Scottish food and drink supply chain is key, as well as sharing challenges within businesses from different sectors.

You will be responsible for running a series of reformulation-themed industry events providing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and networking regionally across Scotland.

Engaging with the Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee diet and nutrition sub committee, you will pilot a regional referral programme with local environmental health officers.

Must Have (Essentials):

  • A broad understanding of Scottish and UK policy on diet, nutrition and obesity.
  • Foresight – to understand consumer trends and the opportunities to link the public health agenda with business opportunity.
  • An understanding of, and ability to work around, the time and resource constraints within food and drink businesses
  • An understanding of relevant Trade bodies and the role they play as well as knowledge of the expertise and services available through Scotland's Higher Educational Institutes, (Universities and Colleges) and commercial providers.
  • Strong contacts within the food and drink supply chain and the ability to generate new leads and make great contacts
  • Creating a network of leaders, promoters and examples of successful reformulation
  • Able to communicate confidently, motivate and enthuse both technical staff and CEOs
  • Organisational skills and the ability to run successful events
  • A great collaborator, able to create partnerships with Scottish public sector support agencies, trade bodies, Scottish Government officials, etc
  • Driving license and access to a car – the role will cover the whole of Scotland and will require regular travel.

How to Apply

We'd love to hear from you, if you think your experience and skillset are suited to the role. Please send us your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, illustrating why you'd be a great candidate to recruitment@fdf.org.uk.

Closing Date

5.30pm, 7th December 2018


Last reviewed: 07 Dec 2018