Head of Product & Innovation
London, UK / Taster Tech / Full Time
The online food delivery space has seen enormous growth in recent years and has driven the success of some of the biggest names in tech today. Digital food brands devised from the ground up for food delivery and optimised through technological innovations are the next frontier for the online food delivery market, which is expected to be worth $365 billion by 2030.
At Taster, our ambition is to build the world’s largest restaurant group through a powerful platform of digitally native food brands.
Since inception, we raised over $50m from top US and European VCs, launched 4 markets (France, UK, Spain and Belgium), scaled to over 30 European cities and partnered up with over 150 restaurant owners & food entrepreneurs who are operating our brands.
Taster is at the intersection of food and technology - we firmly believe that innovation drives better customer experience, increased choice and allows a sustainable economic model for the whole food industry – we are at the forefront of this revolution and we are looking for hungry people to join us!
For more information about our brands, please visit www.taster.com
We’re growing rapidly and looking for a talented Head of Product & Innovation
Taster is seeking an autonomous Head of Product & Innovation to join the London office, to deliver strong and compelling market-leading products that take advantage of Taster’s unique brand and business model. Sitting in the marketing team, the Head of Product & Innovation will be responsible for bringing new and exciting digital food brands to market globally. Partnering with famous foodies to co-create blockbuster brands that stand out in the crowded marketplace. We are looking for a team member with entrepreneurial flair combined with a culinary product development background, who values moving quickly and can push our product portfolio to the next level. You will be reporting to the CMO.
Set the product vision - define the product roadmap for Taster across all markets including developing new products, and innovating existing menus, in co-creation with influencers and celebrity chefs
Build the team - hire, onboard, mentor and coach a dynamic product and innovation team - working globally
Ensure commercial and operational robustness - ensure we are developing innovative products that also deliver our commercial and operational KPIs
Develop the processes - define the NPD process and align the wider business, to enable pace, improve efficiencies and ensure we bring incredible products to market every time
Enable first class x-functional collaboration - build strong relationships with supply chain, commercial and operations teams to ensure excellent cross functional working
Identify trends and opportunities - push an innovation agenda for Taster leveraging new trends and consumer insights that can differentiate us in a busy marketplace
Drive a data-led agenda - represent the voice of the customer and drive a customer led agenda, using data to guide decision making
Bring products from idea to market - oversee the full cycle of product development from trend identification through to go-to market strategy and launch campaign
Own the creative strategy - develop the product positioning, brand identity, menu, packaging and launch campaign strategy for each new product - working closely with Head of Brand to ensure alignment with the Taster master brand and a cohesive portfolio
Manage the budget - ownership of the innovation budget
Manage relationships with co-creators - identify talent opportunities to co-create products and manage relationships from initial conversations, contracting through to product development and launch
Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree
10+ years' experience in Product Management roles where you managed the entire product lifecycle
3+ years’ team management experience - leading product, creative or marketing teams
Culinary training or experience within food/restaurant verticals
Commercially astute and numerically literate
Global experience is strongly preferred
Outstanding communicator skills - able to create a compelling vision and simplify complexity
Highly ambitious and willing to take risks to create and innovate our offering and what we bring to market
Strategic thinking combined with end to end execution expertise and the ability to adapt as necessary to deliver at pace
Strong prioritisation and coordination skills
Right to work in the UK
High english proficiency
Nice to have: Knowledge of French, Spanish or Dutch
What Taster can offer you:
The chance to join the fastest-growing food startup backed by Top Venture Capital firms.
Opportunity to unleash your potential and develop within a dynamic environment surrounded by a cross-border team of industry veterans and food aficionados.
A competitive salary & quarterly bonus schemes
Private healthcare scheme with Vitality
25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
Flexible work environment with 50% office/remote
We also operate a referral scheme so if you know any talented individuals who would be interested in joining an exciting and fast-paced business, please let us know.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Taster is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace. To facilitate this, we actively promote a culture of inclusivity internally and encourage those from all backgrounds to apply for opportunities with us. Additionally, we routinely review our hiring practices to eliminate bias in the hiring process.
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