My Food Job is The Grocer’s online series profiling young people aged 25 and under in the UK food & drink industry. We want to shine a light on the fantastic talent coming through the ranks – and inspire others to consider a career in this exciting industry. Want to put yourself or a colleague forward? Please contact our digital and social content producer Maddie Maynard

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My food & drink job: Charlotte Moody, brands innovation manager, Kinnerton

Charlotte works with NPD and packaging teams to help bring new product concepts to life

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My food & drink job: Ashlee Byrne, digital marketing manager, The Naked Collective

Ashlee enjoys working for a company that aligns with her passion for the environment 

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My food & drink job: Charlotte Willis, social media marketing manager, One Planet Pizza

Charlotte works for the vegan pizza brand alongside studying for her Masters in Clinical Neuropsychiatry


My food & drink job: James Eid, founder, Earth & Wheat

James founded the UK’s first wonky bread subscription service to minimise food waste at his family’s business, Signature Flatbreads

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My food & drink job: Grace Sargent, NPD technologist, Gosh Food

Grace’s love of food science began at school, where her teacher was an ex-product technologist


My food & drink job: Megan Jones, director and co-founder, Xite Energy

As part of a small team, Megan ‘wears many hats within the company’

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My food & drink job: Ella Rosen, category development manager, Emmi UK

The most rewarding part of Ella’s job is seeing Emmi brands on supermarket shelves


My food & drink job: Gemma Ladkin, UK sales executive, Fiid

Gemma is passionate about food and even runs her own cooking account on Instagram


My food & drink job: Ben Andrews, apprentice butcher, Farmison & Co

Ben joined Farmison & Co during the pandemic to help cope with ‘skyrocketing demand’


My food & drink job: Alex Rodda, brand project manager, Rodda’s

Sixth-generation Rodda family member Alex has progressed through four roles in his three years at the company

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My food & drink job: Emily Wright, innovation brand manager, Kraft Heinz

Emily is responsible for new product development in Heinz’s baked beans, pasta and soup categories


My food & drink job: Yasmin Langman, packing supervisor, Forthglade

Yasmin manages a team of up to 20 people at Forthglade’s Okehampton factory

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My food & drink job: George Black, trade marketing executive, Intercontinental Brands

George followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the family drinks business

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My food & drink job: Eve Crump, category development manager, Pladis

Law graduate Eve chose to switch career paths and apply for a role at Pladis

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My food & drink job: Beth George, brand manager, Kerry Foods

Beth’s role at Kerry Foods focuses on driving growth of the Fridge Raiders brand

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My Food & Drink Job: Rob and James Smith, co-founders, Arrowtown

Brothers Rob and James launched their own hard seltzer brand just five weeks ago

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My food & drink job: Frankie Ingram, national account manager, PepsiCo

At the peak of the pandemic, Frankie co-ordinated a donation to two local food banks

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My food & drink job: Dalton Fox, apprentice electronics engineer, SNB

Dalton fixes machinery for a range of food & drink businesses, from start-ups to national manufacturers

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My food & drink job: Celeste Hartley, community and brand manager, Oggs

Celeste feels lucky to work for a brand at the centre of plant-based innovation



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