European Innovation Manager

London/South East
Competitive package
10 January 2019
08 February 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

European Innovation Manager
Competitive package
London/South East location.  Ref No: TL884629

We're looking for a true innovator; exceptional innovation experience gained within FMCG and specifically, health & beauty and/or personal care.  This is a newly created position for a successful and continually growing global business and comes with a European remit. 

The European Innovation Manager will drive a constant pipeline of innovation to ensure continued business growth and be responsible for ensuring the right level of focus and attention is given to innovation as a key source of that business growth.  This role will best suit a well-balanced creative yet commercial innovator; someone experienced in insight exploration and concept development and someone with pragmatism when needed.  One direct report.

What are we looking for?

  • Likely to have 10+ years' experience working within a regional or international business.
  • Accomplished marketer or innovation manager with extensive consumer goods (health & beauty/personal care) experience.
  • Proven track record in delivering strategic NPD that demonstrates measurable success.
  • Extensive exposure to, and very strong understanding of, the technical aspects of developing and manufacturing consumer personal care products.
  • Mastery in the identification and usage of consumer insights to create winning NPD.
  • Research expert. Knows the best research techniques to gain the understanding and validation needed.
  • A team player who is able to drive own agenda and work autonomously within a framework.
  • ‘Can do' pragmatic attitude with a strong personal drive to achieve.
  • Energetic and positive attitude.
  • Flexible and agile.

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