Innovation Marketing Manager

Recruiter
Location
Slough
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Jun 2017
Closes
16 Jul 2017
Function
Marketing
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Innovation Marketing Manager

About Us:

KP Snacks is home to some of the most iconic British snack brands including; McCoy’s, Hula Hoops, KP Nuts, POM-BEAR, Skips, Space Raiders, Discos, Nik Naks, Wheat Crunchies, Penn State, Phileas Fogg, Roysters, Brannigans and Frisps.  We also produce many fantastic products for the UK’s leading retailers.  We are proud that millions of people enjoy our snacks, every day!

We employ around 1,500 people in the UK across our five production sites and our head office in Slough. KP Snacks is also proud to be part of the Intersnack Group, Europe’s leading producer of savoury snacks, operating in around 30 European countries.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an Innovation Marketing Manager to join our team, reporting directly to the Innovation Controller. Its primary focus will be to lead the development of innovation ideation and projects for the brand team. It is a highly proactive role that influences the overall focus of the business by delivering a clear Innovation plan for the rolling 3 years and leading key cross functional projects.

When it comes to innovation, KP Snacks are constantly exploring new ideas due to the fast paced nature of snacking. Another reason why innovation at KP Snacks is so great is because we have full local control of the innovation funnel from ideation to launch, whilst being able to access European resource through the Intersnack Group.

The Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a passionate and driven innovator with FMCG experience, ideally within food/drink. Strong knowledge of product development and product launch process (including stage gate knowledge) is essential, as is exposure to strategic planning and concept statement writing and development. You will be highly creative and strategic, possessing strong project management skills. Communication skills are key as you will need to influence and manage stakeholders and lead change.

If this sounds like you we would love to have a chat so please apply and we will be in contact!