Innovation Manager

18 January 2019
15 February 2019
Stacey Dow
Job Function
Brand / Product
Contract Type
Full Time
You will take full ownership of all of packaging, driven by consumer & category insight. You will work closely with the product development team & be responsible for delivering commercially sustainable products.

Client Details

A leading UK restaurant chain with exciting plans for growth both nationally and internationally.


Innovation Manager - FMCG

The role will report directly into the marketing director, will work closely the creative director and have 1 direct report (in house Graphic Designer).

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

* Responsible for the design of all packaging artwork working closely with the in-house design team & product development team. You will be passionate about branding & design & interrogate every element of the artwork and packaging to ensure it will generate the strongest consumer appeal and meet sales targets
* Responsible for the timely and accurate production of artworks, working with the product development, technical and supply chain teams.
* Support the product development team to bring new and exciting products to market, advising on product, pricing and packaging format and being the voice of the consumer.
* Responsible for all on-pack photography, signing off photography briefs and overseeing photo shoots
* Managing the artwork, photography & insights budget and taking full responsibility for the allocation and prioritisation of spend .
* Responsible for concept & product testing, working with market research agencies and online platforms to test concepts & elements of artwork when necessary.


Innovation Manager - FMCG

The successful candidate will posses the below skills and attributes:

* Passionate about the food industry
* Hard-working, embrace a challenge and have a can-do attitude
* An interest in design whilst being commercially focused
* A proven track record of bringing products to market
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment with often shifting deadlines
* Highly organised with keen attention to detail
* Degree educated
* Similar FMCG experience preferred but not essential

Job Offer

Innovation Manager -FMCG - London

On offer to the successful candidate:

* Competitive Salary
* 20% discretionary annual bonus
* 25 days holiday
* Health insurance
* Company pension scheme
* Role specific training

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