Head of Innovations (Fixed Term Contract 12month) - £80-85K + car allowance + beneifts

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Head of Innovations (Fixed Term Contract 12month) - £80-85K + car allowance + beneifts

Our client is one the UK's largest Cereal Grain manufacturers. Selling into over 45 countries and with a turnover of 150M per year they are one of the market leaders in their industry with offices throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia. There is a fantastic opportunity for a;

Innovation Manager

  • Leading their 18-month innovation pipeline across the UK, owning proposition development for new products and packaging innovation for UK from concept to launch
  • Work cross functionally to execute new launches, collaborating with Sales, Finance, Product Development, Manufacturing, and Design to create packaging, launch assets and project plans in line with retailer timelines.
  • Build and maintain current knowledge and insight into trends, competitors and consumer needs to inform our innovation plans
  • Manage their portfolio by working with Marketing & Category to track performance of existing and new products and recommending renovation and optimisation where needed to drive rate of sale and ensure an optimal range architecture
  • Drive our innovation capability and processes to allow for speed and rapid experimentation of ideas
  • Manage one direct report

Key qualities needed

  • Extensive experience in an innovation role ideally within a packaged, FMCG consumer goods company, where you have launched new products in a smaller, growing start-up brands!
  • Ideally but not essentially you worked in a Global food environment, developing and delivering a long-term innovation pipeline as well as launching new propositions
  • Ability to recommend insights approaches and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
  • Excellent project management skills with an eye for detail and high standards of execution
  • You need to be independent and resilient to work in a busy and complex environment, and have the confidence and maturity to engage and influence senior stakeholders
  • Natural curiosity and consumer focus, with a keen eye for emerging trends


Head of Innovations (Fixed Term Contract 12month) - £80-85K + car allowance + beneifts

Required skills

  • Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Product Innovation

Reference: 34642730

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