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Workstream Lead; Food & Drink

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 385754
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber / Remote Working

The Client

Our client is a well-known and much-loved bakery business with a rich history in producing exceptionally high quality products. They differentiate themselves from other consumer companies by placing significant emphasis on the ethical, social and environmental aspects of operating the business in addition to the economic dimension.  They have exceptionally high levels of engagement with employees, customers, suppliers and the communities in which they operate.  Relationships are built for the long term with an open, honest approach to doing business and strong ethical and environmental principles at the heart of business practice.

The Role

As part of a company wide project to standardise and improve both process and working practices the work stream lead for Food and Drink will focus on transforming the way the business focuses on and processes, finding appropriate technical solutions. This is a multi-faceted role, working closely with 5 other Workstream Leads, Specialist internal leads and external system suppliers.
The role is a fixed term contract for 12 months and will naturally evolve and develop as the project progresses through the various stages, from initial operating model design right through to implementation. At this stage the transformation mentality is well embedded in the organisation but strong stakeholder management and push through is required.



  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Highly numerical and confident with large data sets
  • Able to work at different levels – high level concept ideas and detail focused
  • Team focused – understanding dependencies of 7 workstream leads and supporting each other
  • Ability to work without supervision, driving work forwards to meet deadlines
  • Able to confidently present ideas and solutions to groups of people
  • Able to lead, implement and embed change
  • Confidence to challenge stakeholders in order to secure the right outcome for the business
  • Strong attention to detail, able to understand and navigate data with confidence.

The Person

This varied role would suit someone with a project management or business transformation background who can confidently lead internal and external stakeholder engagement and management. Experience of food retail and hospitality is desirable.

You likely have a background in category management, commercial marketing and have certainly worked within a business in transformation.  

The role is a fixed term contract beginning immediately to cover maternity leave for 12 months.  We expect that it will naturally evolve and develop as the programme progresses through the various stages, from initial operating model design right through to implementation. The role will suit confident, open-minded and resourceful candidates who possess the high degree of flexibility, creativity and tenacity needed to work effectively through a challenging transformative change.

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