Interim Innovation Consultant

Location
London
Salary
£70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted
04 Sep 2018
Closes
04 Oct 2018
Ref
VA002607
Contact
Taz Vaid
Discipline
Marketing
Specialism
Campaign Management
Sector
B2C
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Seniority
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract
Hours
Full-Time

A well recognised brand is looking for an Innovations Consultant to cover a vacant position. You will be working with the head of the unit to develop the innovation pipeline for the following three years.

The role

A well recognised brand is looking for an Innovations Consultant to cover a vacant position. You will be working with the head of the unit to develop the innovation pipeline for the following three years.

You will be reporting to the head of the department whose role covers a multi functional team that includes sales, marketing, R&D and finance. Being an integral part of that team means that this innovation role is at the heart of unit and you will be able to influence your colleagues to achieve desired outcomes.

You will work with the insight team to gain an understanding of changing consumer tastes and then provide innovation that meets this criterion. The organisation is looking to provide brand extensions, premiumisation and meet the fast changing dietary habits of the British public.

The brands that this role will look after already have a strong innovation heritage and have gone through a number of changes over the years. The person filling this role will always be looking for new ways to meet targets and keep the brand relevant.

The organisation

This organisation is one of the largest FMCG food and drink organisations in the EMEA region, they have gone through a huge amount of change. Over the next few years they are looking to consolidate their position and be a brand leader in several areas.

The person

To be successful it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Experience of developing 3-year innovation pipelines from within an FMCG company
  • Strong consumer led insight thinking
  • Excellent commercial skills
  • A good understanding of NPD processes
  • Previous examples of successful innovation ideas
  • An embedded understanding of food trends and UK consumer shopping preferences
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Some project management experience would be useful.

To apply for this role please click on the link below.

Vertical Advantage Interim specialise in interim Sales and Marketing, Marketing Communications and Marketing insight roles. If this role is not right for you but you are interested in interim roles please forward your CV or visit our website at www.vertical-advantage.com

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