More Than Just A Job
As a proud B Corp, we focus on using business as a force for good, prioritising people and the planet alongside profit. Since starting in 2015, Mindful Chef has shot to the top of Trustpilot's rankings making us the UK’s #1 rated recipe box, we’ve donated 15 million meals and the top 3% of Food & Beverage Bcorps globally, this is more than just a job.
What we are looking for
We are looking for a 'Culinary Operations Manager’ to join our Product team supporting our Culinary Lead in some key commercial functions.
Passionate about food and have a good understanding of recipe development
Analytical and confident using g-suite; in particular google sheets
Able to project manage well and coordinate across multiple functions
A clear communicator, able to juggle multiple stakeholders
Organised:- You have the ability to manage priorities simultaneously and meet time-sensitive deadlines in a fast-paced environment
A problem solver who thrives under pressure
At least 3 years experience within the food industry
Responsible for managing new ingredient process with Buying & Technical teams
Researching new ingredients that fit with the company ethos and would complement the recipes
Accountable for testing new samples, identifying cost savings where possible
Liaise with buyers/suppliers to organise kitchen samples for chefs; assist with formulating briefs
Ensuring seasonality calendars are up to date
Responsible for liaising with the Operations team to manage stock control or supplier issues
Manage and advise on last minute ingredient amendments to weekly menus due to product availability
Coordinate the Menu Planning
Record & track new proposition launches to aid menu planning process
Own the recipe library analysis, gap identification and efficient NPD scheduling
Support weekly menu checks on the weekly booklet
Analysis on the Menu
Weekly reporting on menu performance
Drive insights through data collection and analysis
Look back over menu categories and data points to feed insights into new menu planning
Managing all weekly ingredient & recipe changes then liaising with with stakeholders on recipe changes, ensuring amends are actioned in a timely way for accurate supplier forecasting & magazine content
Working with the Marketing and Kitchen teams on recipe + shoot scheduling
Oversee the weekly checks of recipes in menu planning to ensure they are correct and up to date on Back Office - checking scheduled recipes are using approved/seasonal ingredients and the photography is aligned with this
We are a proud B-Corp who pride ourselves on making healthy eating easy.
We have donated over 15 million meals to school children living in poverty through our One Feeds Two partnership
We've built one of the most admired startups in the UK and won a whole bunch of awards.
We have the backing of the largest food and beverage company in the world.
We have unrivalled benefits including 38 days holiday, flexible working, 6 months enhanced parental leave, free food in the office, dog friendly space,
We also take your well being seriously with free Vitality health insurance, a gym in the office and lots of mental health first aiders.