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Innovations Manager

Hertfordshire   •   £45,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • A very well known FMCG organisation based in Hertfordshire
  • A creative and strategic role with excellent progression opportunities

About Our Client

Our client is a well known food FMCG in Hertfordshire who are seeking an Innovations Manager to join their team. The business has a desirable brand portfolio worth nearly £100m. There are excellent growth plans in place for 2016.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will report into the Innovations Controller. Their responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing insight led and consumer innovation
  • To lead key innovation projects through our commercial approval process based on well thought through consumer, category and shopper rationale supported by rigorous business cases to ensure maximum chance of in market success
  • To provide strategic ideas for the consumer goods
  • To lead and inspire cross-functional teams to facilitate successful innovation development
  • Working closely with the brand teams to ensure all innovation is aligned to brand strategies and brings the brands to life
  • To develop and validate stand-out packaging that brings concepts to life
  • To create products that deliver long term, sustainable success with a distinct proposition
  • To deliver clear strategies to drive brand growth

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Innovations Manager will ideally have come from a FMCG background. It would be an advantage to have worked in food or beverage beforehand. They will be commercially aware and have an analytical approach to innovation. You must put consumers at the heart of everything that you do on a day to day basis.

What's on Offer

The Innovations Manager can expect a basic salary between £45-50K plus excellent benefits, including a car allowance, bonus, pension and health care.