Innovation Managers

£28000 - £35000/annum EXCELLENT SALARY + BENEFITS
18 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Innovation Managers now required to join a marketing team for a company that has over 19000 employees globally and operates in over 100 countries.

As Innovation Manager you will lead the delivery of an ongoing category specific Brand and Own Label innovation pipeline delivering against net rev targets and supporting category and brand growth.

Key Responsibilities

Feed into the creation and deliver the +3 year innovation strategy aligned with the category and relevant brand strategy that supports the ambitions of the overall category.
Create, lead and drive commercially viable innovation concepts from ideation through to launch for locally developed innovations
Present and prioritise on going commercially viable share and steal opportunities for the pipe-line.
Leads, drives and delivers selected commercially viable lead market innovation projects to launch.

Develop and maintain a clear understanding of retailer priorities and strategies to help fuel the pipeline in line with the internal Category strategy
Understanding and awareness of Site capabilities, capacities and developments (locally and globally) to help accelerate the pipeline.
Develop and utilise ongoing consumer, market, competitor and macro understanding to be ap-plied to help fuel the innovation pipeline ensuring that external macros knowledge is shared in-ternally.
Work alongside agencies and the insight team to ensure the right, innovative approach is adopted for each project.

Effective Stakeholder management within the UK and Global ensuring that the right stakeholders are informed and influenced to ensure successful project delivery. (Cross Functional Project groups to be set up per project where appropriate)

Consistency in innovation project delivery by creating and following clear critical paths per pro-ject ensuring cross functional collaboration with all internal stakeholders at every stage of the process.
Influence global in developing the right product and packaging solutions

Attendance at monthly meetings to provide innovation updates and ensure buy-in for innovation concepts

To be successful in this role you will have experience working within an FMCG environment, along with experience of working alongside external agencies, extracting maximum value and insights from findings. You will have high levels of commercial acumen with strategic and creative thinking and problem solving skills. With a strong team work ethic, you will also have outstanding influencing and relationship building skills