Innovation Director

Location
England,North Yorkshire,York
Salary
£60000 - £85000 per annum
Posted
14 Sep 2017
Closes
12 Oct 2017
Ref
13859190/001
Contact
TL - Andrew R Wright
Job Discipline
Innovation & NPD
Experience Level
Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The successful candidate will drive the strategy & execution of marketing and digital initiatives including the conception, inception and creation of new products and services, in line with company's strategic long and short term plans.

The Innovation Director will be responsible for the linkage of the marketing, digital, and IT departments through all projects and initiatives.


Client Details

An internationally recognised, cutting edge business. The company are embarking on a growth phase and have the backing to expand their presence significantly.


Description

Main responsibilities:







* Project managing innovative commercially viable concepts in line with the company's strategic objectives

* Initiating and driving key initiatives.

* Managing, leading and delivering various new product and service projects to expand to our already substantial portfolio with innovative new options.

* Managing and leading the synchronisation of the Marketing, digital and IT departments in integrating and supporting new initiatives and new product development.

* Develop, identify and exploit opportunities for future growth through innovation.

* Analysing market insight and trends to exploit new opportunities.

* Leading teams to conduct thorough marketing research methods for strategic innovation that lead into new initiatives.

* Managing budgets and resource allocation for all projects and initiatives.

* Support and encourage other team members in generating new ideas.

* Liaise with the scientific team regarding market analysis for specific new products for development.


Profile

The ideal candidate will have:



*

A b2c background, ideally within medical sector
* Strong management skills with the ability to lead and inspire others

* A flare for innovation

* Strong project management skills

* Experience of successfully developing and bringing new products to the market

* A strong knowledge of digital marketing/eCommerce

* Experience of linking customer CRM, marketing and IT


Job Offer

This role is paying a very competitive salary, with significant progression opportunities, and the chance to play a pivotal role in the growth of this business.