Managing Director - Henderson Foodservice Ltd


There has never been a more exciting time to operate within the Foodservice market in Ireland, in a sector which has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years and global food trends have influenced expansion and diversification of the market. Changing consumer buying behaviours are increasingly convenience led and influenced by trends including a growing food culture; healthier eating and a more mobile lifestyle.

Henderson Foodservice, a £100m turnover division of the family owned Henderson Group has been at the forefront of the industry since its inception 50 years ago and is now firmly established as a market leader. Significant financial investment to date, with further initiatives planned, demonstrates the commitment to accelerating the further growth of the Foodservice division which currently supplies over 6500 quality products to an extensive and diverse customer base of 4500, throughout the island of Ireland.

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We are now seeking to appoint a new Managing Director to lead the continued growth and expansion of the Foodservice division, maximising its profitable performance and further leveraging the benefits that being part of the wider Henderson Group offers. This role demands the commercial ability to analyse the market, identify strategic opportunities and future trends and develop detailed customer insight. This will inform strategic and commercial business plans and enable the development of new customer relationships, enhance existing commercial partnerships and drive future investment decisions.

It is expected that you will have a track record of success at the highest level within a commercial function, in a fast paced, customer focused environment. You will have the ability to develop innovative business strategies and plans, with experience of budgetary planning and costing. Ideally you will have held P&L responsibility for a significant operating division or business and have influenced at Executive Team/Board level. While it is not necessary that this experience has been gained within the Foodservice industry it is essential that you can demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for food and a genuine interest in food innovations and trends both locally and globally. This role also demands drive, tenacity and a dedication to providing an excellent customer experience which is absolutely critical to delivery in this role.


  • Closing Date:
    5pm, Monday 20th November 2017
  • Salary:
    See job description

Apply for this role

For further information and to request a full candidate briefing document on this role, which represents the opportunity to join one of Northern Ireland’s biggest and best companies please contact Joanne McAuley or Claire McKee at Clarendon Executive on 02890 725750 or email Application is by submission of tailored CV.

Please note the closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Monday 20th November 2017.

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