Head of Innovation

Location
Crawley
Salary
£0 - £90000 per annum, Benefits: Benefits and bonus
Posted
28 Jun 2019
Closes
26 Jul 2019
Ref
BH-3447
Contact
Siobhan Nutt
Job Discipline
Innovation & NPD
Experience Level
Director
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
The role
I am currently recruiting for a 12 month FTC for a Head of Innovation across the EMEA region for a well known FMCG food & drink manufacturer. You will be managing a team of five highly capable individuals and will be responsible for identifying white space in the market and developing products to fill the gaps. This will encompass end to end management of the innovation process, from scoping and marketing to financing, developing the product and supply chain.
Given the size of this organisation, internal stakeholder management and cross functional working will be critical to the success of this role – the predecessor has launched some brilliant new products to market so there is a real opportunity to really innovate and drive new products into the space. This is an international role and you will be launching and developing products across the EMEA region.
Ultimately you will be responsible for defining and leading the strategic development and implementation of this product range’s innovation and renovation pipeline for the EMENA region.
Ideally looking to start in August, but could start as late as October [mat cover].
The organisation
Due to an upcoming mat leave we are recruiting for a Head of Innovation. My client is a well known branded FMCG manufacturer who have brought some really inventive and creative products to market recently. They are a highly sought after employer in the FMCG space and are very good at developing talent through their organisation. Based in the South East/Crawley area. This role will be in the office 3-4 days a week.
The Person
The Head of Innovation will come from a similar  level role in an FMCG business. You will be adept at stakeholder management and negotiations – this is a challenging role and the environment is not always black and white, so you need to be comfortable with ambiguity and navigating around this.
You will play a pivotal role in governing the portfolio from an renovation and innovation perspective, whilst working closely with the wider EMENA teams on our strategic direction for the portfolio, being able to influence senior stakeholders and deliver ROI for the business.
Salary is c. £90 000 plus benefits and bonus

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