Director - Foodhub

Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Salary
Attractive Remuneration Package
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
30 May 2018
Ref
66593
Position/Level
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Director – FoodHub

Aberdeen

Opportunity North East Ltd. (ONE) is a private sector led body, focused on ensuring a sustainable economic future for North East Scotland. ONE aims to broaden and strengthen the region’s economy by investing in and accelerating the delivery of projects of scale and impact through five key sector boards covering; Oil, Gas & Energy; Food, Drink and Agriculture; Life Sciences; Digital & Entrepreneurship and Tourism.

Building on the success of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre for Innovation, and the £20m funding secured for the BioTherapeutic Hub for Innovation, ONE is now leading on the development of a FoodHub for Innovation which will be pivotal in developing the region’s sector business and supply chain in a coherent and joined up fashion, providing links to research and innovation.

The Opportunity

ONE is now seeking to appoint a FoodHub Director who will lead this development project and work with the ONE Food, Drink and Agriculture sector Chair, Patrick Machray, Board and Director to support the development of the sector in the North East area. 

As the Project Director of the FoodHub and in collaboration with the Board and the Chief Executive of Opportunity North East, Jennifer Craw, the Director will set the overall business plan. They will be an inspirational individual with a skillset capable of delivering on the ambition for this project.

The Candidate

  • Candidate will have experience gained in a food manufacturing  organisation ideally in a branded products environment and with international markets
  • The candidate will have knowledge and experience of delivering successful innovation within  the food sector
  • A proven ability to create and develop start-up businesses or new business units within a larger organization.

Remuneration

There is an attractive remuneration package for this appointment which will reflect the importance and seniority of the role.  The position is based in Aberdeen.

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