Commercial/Customer Innovation Manager – Premium Drinks

London (Greater)
c.£55K + generous benefits and bonus package
13 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
Experience Level
Contract Type
Temp to Perm
Full Time

Commercial/Customer Innovation Manager – Premium Drinks
c.£55K + generous benefits and bonus package
Initial 9 month contract

Commercial savvy, a passion for innovation, excellent project management skills -all are key for this challenging new role working within the customer marketing team of a global leader in the drinks industry.  In what is a very dynamic and creatively driven culture, your role here is to ensure that great new products coming through the innovation pipeline, are turned into a commercial reality with successful, best-in-class launches into the UK on and off-trade.  This will involve you understanding each new product or range extension, and working with the sales team to inspire and secure the buy-in of key customers, sometimes making join account visits/presentations.

Combining project management, market and consumer insight, creative problem solving and commercial thinking, this is a role that could suit a brand marketing, innovation, account management or customer/trade marketing specialist.  The priority is to ensure that all new launches are successful and that multiple projects involving different stakeholders across the business, stay on track.  Initially available as a 9 month contract, this role has the potential to go permanent for the right person.

Key skills include:

  • Hands-on FMCG experience as a brand marketer, category manager, innovation specialist, NAM or maybe a as a buyer in a key account
  • A track record of working with new brand launches
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and at a pace with multiple projects on the go at any point. 
  • Engaging presentation and selling skills, building credibility with key customer accounts

This is a challenging and interesting roles requiring someone who can hit the ground running.  If you are up to the challenge, please e-mail or call Adam Tarsh now.

The Tarsh Partnership is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates. We are a leading name in marketing recruitment with extensive experience working with brand management, communications, category management and insight/research specialists.  To see a wider section of our current roles please visit


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