Papa John’s UK is recruiting for a “Chief Vegan Officer” (CVO) to help grow its plant-based menu.
Candidates for the six-month, part-time role will work with the Head of Research and Development. According to Papa John’s, CVO will create “hard to resist vegan dishes that’ll be sure to blow the minds of meat-eaters and veggie-lovers alike.”
The Chief Vegan Officer
Perks include trialing new products ahead of their launch, including the new Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. The CVO should “be the pizza chain’s eyes and ears of upcoming vegan trends.”
According to Papa John’s, the ideal candidate has a background in food technology, a degree in food science, and a passion for plant-based food. Preferred, but not necessary traits include someone who’s been vegan for at least 18 months who frequently uses “#vegan” on social media.
“2019 has been a huge year for plant-based food and gone are the days where vegans and veggies are limited to a couple of disappointing side dishes,” Papa John’s Marketing Director Giles Codd said in a statement. “With the launch of several new vegan menu items this year, including vegan Sheese® which flew out the door as soon as it hit the menu, it’s clear that there is a huge appetite for more exciting plant-based offerings.”
“We’re looking for someone who’s extremely passionate about food with a firm knowledge of veganism. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d love to hear from you,” Codd added.
Vegan at Papa John’s UK
Earlier this year, Papa John’s UK launched its first vegan menu featuring three pizzas topped with Sheese. The chain sold out of the vegan cheese on the first day of the launch. It also introduced vegan marmite and cheese rolls.
Papa John’s later introduced other options last March with its Cheesy Vegan Potato Wedges and Jalapeno Cheesy Potato Wedges. Last month, it introduced vegan cinnamon rolls for dessert.
Competitor brand Pizza Hut has also expanded its vegan menu over the past year. It recently launched a new vegan pizza, plus Quorn chicken nuggets and dairy-free cheesecake.
Interested candidates can send their CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Applications are open until November 8.