Interim Innovation Controller - 6mth FTC

London (Greater)
£70k-£75k pro-rated + package
04 September 2018
02 October 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Interim Innovation Controller - 6mth FTC
£70k-£75k pro-rated + package
London.  Job Ref: TL884761

The role of innovation is to identify opportunities to stretch a portfolio of leading brands into new consumption moments and occasions, to drive premiumisation and profitability of innovation in line with business and brand objectives.  As a key member of the senior leadership team, this Innovation Controller is a business critical role.

Reporting to the Brand Director, the Innovation Controller will be responsible for leading the innovation agenda, including the development of platforms grounded in consumer insight, leveraging owned technology and capitalising on market trends to create new sources of brand growth.  The Innovation Controller will lead the innovation strategy, insight development, testing and framing of the opportunity, commercial optimisation and operational implementation. 

Candidate profle

  • Successful candidates will have a proven track record of driving game changing innovation and strong examples of developing long term innovation strategies translated into tangible commercial success.
  • Successful candidates will have gained experience in FMCG, and have a demonstrable understanding and passion for food marketing and trends.
  • To be successful in this role you need to be able to show determination, ambition and leadership. You shouldn't accept mediocre results, always targeting excellence. 
  • You will be genuinely passionate about food and food trends working with the insights function to stay ahead of, and identify UK trends and opportunities.

Initially a 6 month fixed term contract.  Candidates must be available immediately.

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