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R&D Platform Innovation Manager – FMCG


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Salary: £40000 - £50000/annum + great benefits
Category: Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific,
Location: East Midlands, East Midlands, United Kingdom

Jun 06th
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Description
R&D Platform Innovation Manager – FMCG
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £40-50,000 + great benefits

The Global Brands arm of our Client’s organisation is a cross divisional function of one of the largest organisations in the world. Working collaboratively with retail businesses as well as global partners creating a sustainable competitive advantage by combining great brands and innovative products with unparalleled commercial expertise and consumer insight. The business is comprised of three pillars – Global Insights & Best Practice, Global Consumer Brands and Global Sourcing and Manufacturing - that work in close partnership together to ensure a collaborative, successful and truly global platform to give the businesses clear competitive advantages. The Global Brands portfolio is impressive to say the least!

The role:
• As Platform Innovation Manager for colour cosmetics, you will lead a team of Innovation Technologists to create and deliver breakthrough product and formulation innovation, generating technology assets that deliver against the category innovation program. You will have an excellent understanding of consumer and shopper behaviour and use this to create innovation propositions embedded in consumer truth.
• You will use your scientific and technical expertise to ensure a robust scientific approach to all projects and deliver to compliance standards.
• You will develop and nurture an excellent external network of research, innovation and supplier partners to identify, create and deliver innovation opportunities based on consumer and category insights and brand requirements. You will actively use market and competitor knowledge to identify and anticipate opportunities that are commercially viable.
• You will have a track record of innovation delivery and ensure all projects have defined approaches and clear milestones.
• You will engage and work with a wide group of stakeholders including Head of R&D, Senior Category Innovation Managers, Head of Innovation, Head of Product Delivery, Global Category Directors, Senior Brand Managers, Global Sourcing and Supply, and external research, technology and supplier partners. You will be seen as the lead for Cosmetics formulation and expect that the successful candidate will have excellent communication and relationship building skills.
• Accountable for leading the thinking and delivery of Innovation projects within specific platforms.
• Recognised expert with a deep understanding of the science that underpins the category/function and applies this in driving innovative solutions.
• Creates and delivers projects to deliver breakthrough Innovation and maximise business value.
• Inspires and motivates a team of Innovation Technologists with expert coaching and positive use of the performance management process. Excellent external network, seeks out and attracts opportunities, responsible for owning key partnerships within platform programmes

The person:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific discipline.
• Ideally 5+ years of formulation development experience gained within an FMCG organisation – beauty, household goods, food or beverages
• Experience of leading and nurturing a technical team
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly at all levels of the business
• The ability to work on multiple complex programs simultaneously and with agility
• Excellent out-of-the-box creative thinking skills
• The ability to develop new trends for the marketplace through savvy consumer insights
• Ability to work with suppliers to develop market leading products always being first to market.
• Experience of creating a strong 3 year + development plan of innovation
• Ability to operate in a fast paced large organisation
• You will be an individual with serious future potential and your career trajectory to date will demonstrate this

To apply for this career defining role please email your or call for more details
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Company: CV Library Ltd

Further Information
Reference: 207062082/emj91360
Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 10:11
Visa Required: Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location








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