My Food Job is The Grocer’s online series profiling young people aged under 30 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 & social assistant Charles Wright


My food & drink job: Helen Clegg, senior account manager, Flavor Sampling

For online job applications, Helen says ‘skip the typical job application processes and head straight to the hiring manager’s inbox!’

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My food & drink job: Katie King, marketing manager, Strong Roots

Veggie marketing manager Katie explains how to make it in the world of fmcg – from following good managers to LinkedIn networking



My food & drink job: Olivia Slater, in-house designer, Field & Flower

Olivia says to get into food or design ‘start a food and recipe blog, design assets for brand you admire, create your own content on social, attend networking events and meet people’


My food & drink job: Jessica Smyth, senior buyer, Sainsbury’s

’I didn’t know buying was an option when I was searching career fayres at school’



My food & drink job: Noa Cohen, public affairs manager, General Mills

‘I really love in-person meetings in parliament or with our trade associations. I get to advocate for what I think is a fantastic company and industry’

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My food & drink job: George Phillips, digital product & e-commerce lead, Minor Figures

Minor Figures’ digital product and e-commerce lead discusses his journey from footballer to coffee enthusiast to digital lead

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My food & drink job: Rahul Vora, senior brand manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Rahul talks about his journey from applying on LinkedIn to having ’an impact on a global level’ at coffee powerhouse JDE

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My food and drink job: Louisa Dodd, sustainability manager, Little Moons

‘Raymond Blanc once made me eat compost from his garden at Le Manoir, which was pretty disgusting but I’m sure very nutritious as freebies go’

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My food & drink job: Kristian Sharp, foodservice channel manager, Weetabix

’Growing up only 10 minutes away from the Weetabix factory as a child, I could always remember that delicious smell wafting across the garden’


My food & drink job: Emma Detain, sustainability manager, Mindful Chef

Sustainability manager Emma talks all things B Corp, career progression and food’s carbon footprint


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