Talent Manager

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Young Foodies foster a Community of challenger food & drink brands and provide expert knowledge, experience, and growth services to enable them to thrive.

Job Description

Talent Manager at Young Foodies, London

Young Foodies is the leading service provider for high-growth consumer businesses across the UK. We are most well known for our Community which supports 1500+ brands - this community fuels the rest of the business with brands to partner with.

Our recruitment function is only 3 years old and has grown explosively since launch - renowned for hiring entire teams in the most successful new brands in the industry. This function sits alongside a number of other services, from supply chain management to team training, to sales and commercial support, and more.

We have an increasing flow of business opportunities from the awesome brands we work with and we are on track to double the size of the recruitment business this year! We know people are key to helping a brand's growth and we are constantly looking to help brands find the best talent to join their businesses.

Our Graduate Team is looking for a Talent Manager to support the growth of the brands we work with who are on the hunt for junior talent with a fresh perspective and excitement for the industry. More and more people are looking to find opportunities in the sector and brands are looking for the perfect candidate - could you be the person to help make this happen and see the brand go from strength to strength?

About you:

You must be a people person skilled at identifying and landing incredible people for the right positions in FMCG challenger brands.

We are open to many different profiles, if you've got a background in sales, business development, or customer relations then you have lots of transferable skills and we would love to chat with you.

About the role:

As a Talent Manager in the Graduate hiring team, you will work with those early in their career currently in, or looking to transition into, the FMCG sector. You will support both these candidates to find their dream opportunity in an exciting entrepreneurial environment, and help exciting brands grow by hiring the best talent to their teams.

The role itself will involve:

Engaging with candidates via phone, email, and social media
Identifying the best candidates and introducing them to the best-suited brands
Sourcing or targeting candidates, via digital and social media platforms
Helping to organise and run our fortnightly graduate assessment mornings
Interviewing prospective candidates, arranging client interviews, and updating the database
Manage the end-to-end recruitment process, from taking and shaping role briefings with brands and advising them on their offering to supporting candidates in a recruitment process through to the perfect match being made!
Be responsible for all clients giving the service a 5* review.

Key skills and attributes:

Experience exceeding targets in previous roles (recruitment, sales, or other)
A passion for food & drink
A ‘smart’ approach to managing your workload
Excellent relationship-building experience
A very human and consultative approach to recruitment
Excellent organisational skills
Experience in FMCG is desirable
Experience of working in a high-growth environment


25 days holiday + bank holidays and 1 extra day each year after 3 years of service
2 additional ‘Levelling the Playing Field’ days to support our charity partners.
‘Work from anywhere’ week 4 times a year (set weeks)
CharlieHR perks at work
'Give it a go' scheme that entitles each team member to a £50 contribution per annum to put towards an activity of their choice.
Bike to Work Scheme
Mighty Small Discount
Unrivalled exposure to the most exciting UK Food & Beverage network, with lots of free snacks on offer and exciting trade shows to attend!

Office: Vauxhall, London - the standard is 3 days in the office and 2 from home.

Young Foodies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Responsibilities & tasks

What’s in it for you:

We are looking for someone passionate about the evolving FMCG industry and the great people that will affect change and growth.

Young Foodies is different from any sort of traditional recruitment agency, working only exclusively or on a retained basis with FMCG clients, including brands such as Rubies in the Rubble, Cheesgeek, Little Moons, Mallow & Marsh, Crosta & Mollica, and many more. We support highly innovative brands that are transforming the industry as we once knew it.

You will have the chance to engage with founders and leaders at face-to-face client meetings, networking events, and yearly parties (our Community Christmas party is one for the history books!).

Outside of this, Young Foodies has a great development structure in place, your success is our success - we are committed to developing everyone in this business and will do our bit to help you reach your potential, nurturing each and every employee on the path they see fit. 50% of the people that joined us in the past 6 months have already been promoted to the next level. You will have access to an abundance of training sessions to participate in throughout the year, attending these alongside other like-minded people in the industry and we offer quarterly book clubs, offsites, and full team training sessions to bring everyone together.

Ideal candidate

Skills & qualifications

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