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Innovation Project Lead

  • Location: England
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

  • Sector: Marketing
  • Contact: Sophie Brocklebank-Fowler
  • Contact Email:
  • Client: client 18
  • Expiry Date: 13 August 2021
  • Job Ref: 29895_1626268073

Responsible for:

  • Delivering a variety of Innovation projects, leading internal teams and agencies from concept to launch for new and existing product development
  • Work with and manage internal clients globally, listening closely to consumer needs, sharing regular product updates and delivering a superb product experience aligned to the business expectations
  • Develop close working relationships with critical stakeholders across the business
  • Collaborate with internal teams and clients to help translate the business requirements into user stories and backlog deliverables.
  • Manage and work with the product design, design and innovation teams (including agencies where required)
  • Partner with consumer experience, I&I and brand marketing teams
  • Build out the best market defining products and consumer experiences

You need to have:

  • Significant experience managing product and portfolio teams, ideally within FMCG, with experience of operating at global or regional level (experience of US market a real advantage)
  • Ability to work at pace in a fast-moving environment, ideally with experience of a new or under-developed category
  • Ability to influence at all levels and across multiple geographies
  • Project management experience gained in a complex, matrix organizational structure - both as a project lead and project member
  • High level of commercial awareness to translate insight into actionable recommendations
  • Possess strong analytical reasoning and business acumen; able to assess/determine clear business outcomes
  • Empathetic and culturally adaptable with relevant experience in multi-cultural settings (both from a geographic- and business- perspective)