Innovation Manager – Premium Food Brand

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£40K-£45K + benefits package
Posted
13 Jul 2017
Closes
10 Aug 2017
Ref
TL884442
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

<p><strong>Innovation Manager – Premium Food Brand<br /> £40K-£45K + benefits package<br /> Central London<br /> TL884442</strong></p> <p>Exceptional opportunity for creatively driven FMCG marketer with hands-on experience of driving innovation to join this fast-growing, premium foods manufacturer whose well-known and aspirational brand is leading the category in the desserts market. &nbsp;Reporting to one of the Senior Innovation Managers, you will lead and champion innovation projects that drive growth of the brand across Europe with a primary focus on the UK, France and Germany. &nbsp;A passion for food, creativity, curiosity and business acumen are all key for this fab role where you will have a genuine opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of a much-loved brand with huge potential.</p> <p><strong>Key responsibilities include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Development of new product/brand concepts, project managing these through a stage gate process to in-market launch.</li> <li>Working with senior team members to identify compelling consumer insights, subsequently developing product concepts and business cases.</li> <li>Using research methodologies to test and benchmark concepts &amp; products throughout the development process.</li> <li>Guiding the kitchen/technical team to develop commercially viable products which deliver to brand guidelines and hit financial targets – COGs and profitability.</li> <li>Overseeing the development of suitable packaging solutions for launch in conjunction with the packaging technologist and brand team.&nbsp;</li> <li>Supporting the brand team in developing a strong launch plan. &nbsp;</li> <li>Developing sound retailer sell in proposals in conjunction with Sales and Category teams; presenting innovation opportunities to key retail partners.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Who we are looking for:</strong><br /> This is a superb role for someone who can think big and drive real, exciting, delicious innovation that you can be almost certain will be a success from day one! &nbsp; Smart, commercially savvy and results-driven, you will gained a robust base of FMCG experience, working on brand building and innovation initiatives. &nbsp;Your skills and experience will include:</p> <ul> <li>A positive ‘can-do’ attitude and a tenacious desire to succeed, liaising with multiple stakeholders from technical operatives to senior management. &nbsp;</li> <li>A natural curiosity for the new concepts and how the brand can add value to the consumer, category and the business. &nbsp;</li> <li>A highly organised and logical approach to project management and problem solving.&nbsp;</li> <li>The ability to operate in a fast paced working environment where there is often uncertainty and change.</li> <li>Strong presentation skills, willing to ‘sell’ your ideas internally and present to customers as required.</li> <li>Must be fluent in English. Fluency in French and/or German would be a bonus.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>This is a business which is still relatively small but is going places fast. &nbsp;The priority here is to bring your skills and flair to invocation, but there may well be opportunities as your progress to lead a team or take on a broader marketing role.</p> <p>If you are up to this challenge, talk to Adam Tarsh now. &nbsp;This is one of those rare opportunities to bring your skills, experience and energies to a uniquely exciting and challenging business with a name that from the get-go inspired a new way of building its category. &nbsp;adam@tarshpartnership.co.uk I 020 7849 6875</p> <p>The Tarsh Partnership is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates. &nbsp;We are a leading name in marketing recruitment. &nbsp;We have significant experience in marketing recruitment working with brand management, marketing communications, category/customer marketing and insight &amp; research specialists.</p> <p>If you don’t feel this role is quite right for you, but think you know someone who might be suitable, do please pass this advert on. &nbsp;We do offer a recommend-a-friend scheme and you could receive £200 in John Lewis vouchers should you recommended someone who is offered and accepts the role.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>