Company Description

Toast Ale ( launched in the UK in January 2016, founded by global food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart. We’ve received global media attention and won multiple industry awards. We’re listed in Tesco, Waitrose, Spar Scotland and many independent stockists. We were the beer of choice at the Queen’s Tennis Championships and have spoken at events all over the country. We’re now operating in the UK, USA, South Africa, Brazil and Iceland and we’ve had interest from all over the world. Our ambition is to become one of the most successful global social enterprises and craft beer brands.

Toast Ale is on a mission to prove that the alternative to food waste is delicious. Toast is an awesome, award-winning beer brewed using fresh surplus bread that would otherwise be wasted. Did you know 44% of bread in the UK and over ⅓ of the fresh bread in the USA is never consumed? Our mission is to change that.

We source surplus fresh bread from bakeries and sandwich manufacturers. We contract brew with established brewers, leveraging their expertise to create truly delicious beers. We also collaborate to create exciting beers with local bread at a community level. There’s a slice of surplus bread in every bottle or can and our ambition is to end bread waste through the beer industry. All our profits go to our brilliant partner charity Feedback to support the fight against food waste, making Toast the best thing since, well, you know…

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing global social enterprise, based in London, tackling food waste with award winning craft beer. We’re looking for an entrepreneurially-minded individual to lead on one of the most exciting areas of our work – our international growth.

The Head of Global Expansion will lead on analysing global opportunities, developing a launch strategy in new countries and managing international relationships with breweries. The role will also include expansion within the US market as well as one or two standalone related projects. There will be a great deal of independence and you will report directly to our CEO, (Chief Toaster) Rob Wilson.

We are looking for a candidate with at least 5-10 years’ professional work experience, including experience with a global organisation, ideally in the food product or alcohol industry. It would be ideal if you also have experience in a start-up environment and can demonstrate that you have the entrepreneurial vision and business skills to help build a global social enterprise.

You should be passionate and knowledgeable about the beer industry, and our mission to end food waste. We are ideally looking for someone with international networks in food sustainability and/or craft beer.

You will be an excellent relationship builder and negotiator and must speak English. Additional languages are preferred.

The role will also require a great deal of project management, so previous experience in this area is a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a global growth licensing strategy for multiple markets. We have plans to see Toast in 30 markets globally by end of 2020
  • Research, negotiate with, recruit and manage a network of brewery licensees
  • Liaise with Toast legal support on contracts and country-specific compliance with local regulations
  • Organise regular check-ins with global Toast licensees to review progress and support their growth
  • Coordinate Toast collaboration brews around the world
  • Liaise with the Toast Brand Director to ensure brand consistency globally
  • Track impact globally and contribute to Toast’s quarterly internal reporting and Annual Impact Report
  • Project manage the creation of a user-friendly web-based tool to open source the Toast model to breweries, bakeries and food waste organisations globally
  • Support the expansion model within the USA

Start Date: April 2018

Hours: This is a full-time role, though we’re open to part time for the right candidate (3 days per week minimum). The role will involve a great deal of international travel.

Location: Our London office will be 105 Sumner Street. London. SE1 9HZ from 6 March 2018, with the option for flexible homeworking.

Compensation: £40,000 per annum FTE + performance bonus, pension contribution and possibility of equity stock options.

Deadline to apply: 2nd March 2018. Interviews to be held w/c 12th March.

How to apply: upload a CV and a cover note. For bonus points but not essential, please include a link to a brief 60 second video of yourself explaining why you think you're a great fit for the role.


You will ideally have had some education and training in business administration, management or a related field at Bachelor’s or Master’s level e.g. MBA. However, we’re open to applicants from individuals who have considerable practical experience without formal education.

Additional Information

Our founding principles:

Toast exists for the following 4 core founding principles:

  1. To produce great beer
  2. To eliminate bread waste directly by brewing as much of it as possible
  3. To raise awareness of the problem of, and solutions to, food waste
  4. To maximize profits, all which will go directly to Feedback and other local food waste organizations